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Soweto heritage tour

Hector Pieterson Museum
from/per person R1500
  • Walking
  • 3-4 Hours
  • Book in advance
  • Availability:2-15
  • Age:8-90

Description

Soweto Heritage Tour

On this Soweto tour, you'll delve into an iconic moment in Soweto's history. Meet a veteran who will give you a clear and precise account of historic events as you enjoy this walking tour in soweto. Tours take place throughout the year, except for Easter and Christmas holidays.

Antoinette Sithole will give a start to this incredibly moving story about Soweto. Meeting Antoinette Sithole is like meeting a modern day Nelson Mandela- she preaches reconciliation in the most reasonable and sensible way- after witnessing the death of her 11 year old younger brother Hector Pieterson during one the most powerful protests in South Africa's history- the soweto student uprising of June 16, 1976. It is more than an honor to be in her presence as she breaks down the gloomy day of June 16, 1976. While listening to her you will get disturbed by so many people trying to derail her from her story- people from around the world trying to take pictures with her- but worry not cause it’s a private tour.

Antoinette Sithole will provide visitors with a full description of events on the fateful day. The aim of Antoinette's talk is to make visitors feel as though they were part of the event that took place on June 16, 1976. This part of the tour ends with visitors enjoying the pleasurable moment of asking Antoinette questions and taking pictures with her.

Next, we walk to Vilakazi street for a Umbuyisa school of art and culture tour. Umbuyisa school gives you the authentic lifestyle of Soweto, this experience is the fun background noise of kids playing in Vilakazi Street (Nelson Mandela house) that many visitors hardly see, feel or touch. We give everyone the chance to stop by and say hello to the local community through different forms of interactive activities, one of them is being able to do a cultural exercise through the indigenous Soweto/ African games.

The art school is dedicated to a heroic figure by the name of Mbuyisa Makhubo who came to the rescue of Hector Pieterson in the youth protest of June 16, 1976. The school gives back to the Soweto community by looking after children and providing aftercare school programmes; grooming them to be better human beings as they grow. Established in 2004 its aim is to serve the community by providing sponsored training.

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Schedule

Bookings available for the following days.
Monday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Friday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 14.00 and 14.00 - 18.00