MAGIC SOWETO AND ALEXANDRA VISITS,
WE VISIT, NOT TOUR
I am Cedric de la Harpe, The owner of Taste of Africa, this year we are celebrating our sixteenth year of hosting visitors in Soweto and Alexandra, (click on links for more information) firstly you are welcome to make contact with me directly through text on WhatsApp, my mobile number is +27 82 565 2520.
We are the only tour operators who refuse to do the ‘Zoo-Like Tour’, we walk the streets and visit with the community. When you are walking the streets with us, you are seen, and accepted, as a sister, a brother, a mother, a father, or if you have your children with you, they become one of the Village Community children and visits to a school can be arranged.
Photographs are welcomed, they will encourage you to take pictures, ‘shoot me, shoot me’, they will call out.
We do not encourage hand-outs, it makes it difficult for others who would follow;
We do not include the Apartheid Museum, however we will drop you at the Apartheid Museum by 15:00 if you wish, the self-drive transfer option is beneficial;
All tours are ‘Private’, and the visitor should discuss their interests with the guide.
My preferred morning is a walk through four very different areas, moving through Orlando East, the oldest Township in Soweto, Nomzamo Village, an informal shack dwelling, turned into a semi-formal development, Hlomisa Informal shack dwelling, and the Nancefield Zulu Hostel.
The Nancefield Butchery is my favourite lunch venue, cheap, you can eat for R 50 per person, but the experience is the “closest you will get to Africa in Africa”
Following lunch , for those who have time and energy, we could walk to the traditional Tourist Route on Vilikazi Street, alternatively for R 15 per person, a shared local taxi trip to the Tourist Route, will be an added experience.
SOWETO RATES: TRANSFER AND GUIDING, ENQUIRE FOR ALEX OPTIONS
EXCLUDING LUNCH, LOCAL TRANSPORT, AND MUSEUMS:
R 720 per person, ex Melville base. (single supplement of R250)
We encourage our visitors, who have their own transport, to use the self-drive option,
Where Cedric is available, he will join you in your vehicle on the trip to Soweto, or provide “Meeting Point” details, and route details, here the guide will meet us where you will safely park your car, and proceed with the regular visit.
Soweto Walking Tour Self Transfer Option;
Self drive option, R 520 per person, (single supplement of R 200).
One of our Standard Meeting Points is the BP Service Station, Taste of Africa’s meeting point, by arrangement only.
Should the visitor reside in Melville, or other areas accessible to the Rea Vaya bus route, Taste of Africa will assist with directions.