You are met at the hotel by our guide Lucky Tshabalala for a drive through the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, passing Constitution Hill and other interesting sites. The drive continues to Soweto with views of the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Diepkloof area, where vendors sell just about anything, shanty towns and the famous Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, where Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu once lived. There are a few local restaurants where you can sample some traditional african cuisine as well as a couple of African curio shops. Stop at Hector Pieterson Museum where you can read about the Soweto uprising of 16 June 1976.
The Apartheid Museum offers a moving experience, from the powerful entrance through the gates, all the way to the end. See fascinating and informative displays through a mix of media and various installations. You will need to spend at least 2 – 3 hours here, especially if you are a reader. You can enjoy refreshments at the coffee shop.