Alexandra Township Tour
This Alexandra Township Tour includes a visit through the most densely populated and the poorest township of Johannesburg, ironically situated right next to one of the richest suburb’s in South Africa, Sandton. The tour is more about interacting with locals and experiencing their everyday lives as well as their rich history, their hopes and desperation which forms the complete package intertwined in this magnetic little township. It is home to various politicians, business people and celebrities. Visit Mandela’s one-bedroom home where he lived in the ’40s, a homemade gym sponsored by Richard Branson and the high rising buildings made of corrugated iron. Lunch available on request. (Take the tour to see what we mean by “the irony”)
The Alexandra township tour, takes you on a tour of this renowned township right in the heart of Gauteng, South Africa. It forms a part of the city of Johannesburg and It’s affectionately known as “Gomorrah” among local residents.
DURATION: 4 HOURS
PICK-UP TIME: 09:00 to 13:00 / 13:00 to 17:00
MEALS: Not Included
COST: Morning Tour Including lunch and entrance fees: R1800.00 per person. Afternoon Tour; R2300.00 per person
Price: ZAR half day R690.00 per person
Private Tour: R1300.00 per person half day (minimum 2 people)
You can combine Soweto and Alexander Township tour full day
Alexandra, is a township in the Gauteng province of South Africa. It forms part of the city of Johannesburg and It is affectionately known as “Gomorrah” among local residents.
Alexandra was established in 1912, on land originally owned by a farmer, a Mr Papenfus, who tried to establish a white residential township there, naming it after his wife, Alexandra. However, because it was (at the time) a considerable distance from the center of Johannesburg, the idea failed success. Consequently, Alexandra was proclaimed as a so-called “native township”.
Bra Sly Selo a famous producer, playwright and Musician from Alex wrote this about Mandy, “On several occasions tourist companies have brought tourist groups to our house or to my rehearsal space. Mandy, was introduced to me by one of my Actors who gave her my full social, cultural and political background through the performing Arts especially in Theatre.
We finally met. I then realised she was not just running a tourist company, she is on a humanitarian mission, “UBUNTU” making different people meet to talk, know, love, show caring, and understand each other as a one people of the human race. That has inspired me and it has given me a greater fulfillment.”