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E-mail sent 09 Apr. 2017

Hi Ken,
I just wanted to thank you for organising the truly wonderful tour of Soweto...we all loved it. Most of all I wanted to let you know how fantastic Mike was. A good host, caring and knowledgeable, entertaining and humorous and his knowledge of Soweto was excellent. We will all recommend him and your tour to everyone.

Many thanks Janine

E-mail sent 26 Mar 2017

Morning Ken,
Just a word of thanks for the tour yesterday. Our group of four really enjoyed it. Mike was fantastic. He was full of information, extremely friendly and seemed to know everyone in Soweto. It was so well organised and the places he took us to were interesting and informative. I will put a message on trip advisor recommending your company highly

Kind regards Grant

E-mail sent 22 Mar. 2017

Good Morning Ken,
We had a tour with you on Thursday, 9th March with Mike as our guide. And we just want to tell you that we had a wonderful day with as much information as we could take in. You / they also did a special tour for us, we think. Because we were able to see so much, so many interesting sights! So the tour was the whole day! We are very happy and grateful for this day and Mike was a very good guide! We could not have had a better one! Thanks a lot! Gunnel & Claes-Olof

E-mail sent 06 Mar 2017

Good Morning Ken,
Just a brief mail to say a VERY BIG Thank you to you and your team for accommodating us on a Soweto tour at such short notice. Our tour guides Mike & Ngugi, were top notch and they really made it an unforgettable especially for our visitors who were genuinely blown away by the experience. I’ll be sure to save your details for the next time we have visitors out from abroad. Once again thank you and hope to be in touch soon.

Colette - APEX Cordset Technologies

E-mail sent 10 Jan 2017

Hello Ken,
Just wanted to thank you and your team for our wonderful trip to Soweto yesterday afternoon. Ngugi was outstanding… and the driver superb! Recommending all my friends and family take a tour with you, and will definitely use you when we have visitors! What an amazing day. Thanks again,

Janet Openshaw

E-mail sent 24 Nov 2016

Dear Maritsa
I would just like to say what an exceptional guide Ngugi is. We had a really good introduction to Joburg with him, and commend him highly.

Susan Shyllon

E-mail sent 07 Nov 2016

Hi Ken
Thank you for your excellent service. I have spoken to my boss and he was so impressed with the Soweto tour and he says the tour guide (Ngugi) was the best. We will definitely use you guys again.

Shantel Poonsamy

Sent 28 Oct 2016

Hi Ken,
Apologies for taking so long to thank you for a wonderful day. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and please thank Bongani and the others from all our us. I was particularly impressed with Kliptown.


E-mail sent 21 Jun 2016

Dear Ken, Denis & Ngugi,
Having now returned home following the student South Africa study-tour, I am finally able to catch up on my official 'thank you' to you for making our 2016 course on 'Narratives of Peace & Conflict' a wonderful success. South Africa was an amazing experience for our students. We had 24 students from three countries and the intercultural learning and interactions and friendships among the three groups of students exceeded my highest expectations. The students were so completely engaged in the course content on peace, conflict and reconciliation that they would be engaged in debates and dialogues with each other (on buses, in restaurants, in their free time) on issues of identity, poverty, urban development, forgiveness, etc. -- it was a professor's dream! The day-long program you delivered for our group was exceptional. I especially value working with a company that is invested in the community.

Dr. Deirdre D. Johnston

Sent 6 Jan 2016

Hi Ken,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for an amazing experience.
I was very impressed with Ngugi and the tour as a whole.
I've had positive feedback from all who went and each was stimulated at their individual levels.
I have a friend who follows politics avidly and has a passion for history and he kept raving about how amazing it was. For those who just wanted to let their hair down and have a jol there was plenty of that too.
It is one we'll talk about for ages.
Do you have a Facebook page or something I can tag you in our refer friends to who'd want to go on a similar trip?

Kind regards,

Ivan Pieterse

Sent 29 Jan 2016

Denis and Ken, good morning
I’m glad that you were able to look after the Scotch Oakburn lads the way you did.
They certainly enjoyed their time with you, particularly the visit to the Kliptown Youth Program.
One of the messages I got back read, “Today has been absolutely remarkable, the complete highlight of the entire tour.” Another read, “Your stocks went up in value today. Epic! Best day of the tour (amongst many great days).”
Please also thank Thami sincerely for his safe driving and patience.

Neil Watson

From Neil Watson Tours
representing Scotch Oakburn College

Sent 16 Nov 2015

Good Morning Ken
Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative Mandela Heritage tour.
Our Ghanaian visitors were absolutely enthralled at seeing all the sites and museums which tell the story about Nelson Mandela.
Your tour guide Ngugi is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Johannesburg and of course Nelson Mandela's life. He tells a good story with a great sense of humour.
Your vehicle was comfortable and your driver got us around safely. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day. Thanks again.

Kind regards,
Yolandi du Toit
Thengashep Ghana (Pty) Limited

15 Oct 2015

Dear Ngugi
Thank you for being a most accommodating guide and host for our crazy bunch of 13. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and I hear that Wesley and Anthony are planning on doing the Soweto Tour bungi today.
Please also thank Thami sincerely for his safe driving and patience.

Kind Regards

Sarah Chalmers
Marketing Coordinator

3 Aug 2015

Hi Ken
I just wanted to say thanks for the trip that you organized. Our team really enjoyed it very much.
We just wished we did the whole day as the half day was just a bit too short! Ngugi and Thami were good guides (and photographers in the end) as well.

Kind Regards

BCX Group

30 March 2015

Just wanted to say thanks for organising the tour last Monday. Everyone had a fantastic time
Bongani was a brilliant guide.
We loved the more authentic and less touristy places we went to

Kind Regards

Mike Steel
(the crew from Mama Mia)

8 Dec 2014

I would like to thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday and congratulate you on the well organised event.
We will certainly keep you in mind to refer to other companies and when we have groups of foreigners visiting us.

Kind Regards

Helga Monteiro Ferreira
MBT South Africa

8 Dec 2014

Just a big thank-you for the wonderful tour on Friday. Ngugi was an absolute professional and our staff truly enjoyed the experience......

Please pass on my thanks to your team – especially Ngugi, but also including Bongani who checked in on us in the late afternoon.

Debbi Tucker Casmanco

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Discounts available

Mention in your enquiry form:
Pensioners will receive a 10% discount on all Soweto tours.

South African residents bringing international guests on a tour will be eligible for a discount.

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Nelson Mandela Tribute

We join with all South Africans in mourning the passing of Nelson "Madiba" Mandela the first democratic President of South Africa, but at the same time celebrate his life and influence in South Africa and the World."

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I am an African...

After Mr Mbeki's address to the G8, we take you back to his address at the launch of our constitution, perhaps these words are more apt than ever. 
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Elephant Sancturay
Hartbeespoort Dam

Offering guest, elephant driven programs where the most important part of our operation is happy elephants and satisfied guests.

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Soweto Bed and Breakfasts

Why not stay overnight in Soweto after your tour and experience some wonderful hospitality
Contact us for more information or visit our B & B listings to have a look through them
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:: Soweto Shisanyama Tour ::

March 2017 
Departs 10H00
Cost per person: ZAR 590.00

Includes: Orientation tour of Soweto, Enterance to Mandela House Museum, Delicious braai meal, Visit to local shabeen with drinks vouchers and transportation.

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:: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates ::

PSL Fixture
Group package

Saturday 4 March Socer City ( FNB Stadium )
Tavern, Restaurant and Game Tour Package
From: estimate R1 750.00 per person (based on 15 people)

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:: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates ::

Hospitality Packages:

Packages start from: R 1 070.00 per person
Saturday 4 March Socer City ( FNB Stadium )

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Johannesburg and Soweto Tour

R 950.00 per person
min 4 people - for up to 7 people in a Quantum

From Colonialism through Apartheid to Democracy Johannesburg and Soweto tour
Pick up at any venue in Johannesburg at approximately 09h00 in Luxury Microbus. Get a good overview of the suburbs and some of the City's top schools and universities before heading into Johannesburg CBD and the Newtown area.

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:: Mandela Heritage Tour - Full Day ::

From: R 1 200.00 per person
Valid: 31 May 2016

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Your own Shisanyama braai time tour!

Shisanyama time in Soweto

Why not bring a group of friends together for one of South Africa's favorite past times. This tour gives you the chance to see some of the sites that have made Soweto's name famous around the world. The short tour is following an informal meal and a few drinks, Soweto style!
"Shisa-nyama" literally means "hot meat" and is a way butchers use to attract clients. They provide the fire, you buy their meat and bring your drinks and off you go....

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:: Soweto Golf and Shebeen Tour ::

From: R 1 090.00 per person

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::Year End Functions in Soweto::

R 750.00 per person
based on 50 people

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:: An Amazing Race::

Experience this fantastic team-building event as you and your colleague’s race around Soweto, accomplishing specific tasks.

Here’s how it works:
The participants are divided into groups, and squeezed into Soweto.co.za taxi’s with a tour guide.
Groups must work together and follow the clues to their next destinations.
Once at a destination, tasks must be done, to receive the next clue.

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:: Soweto Conference and Amazing Race Team Building Package::

Package includes a conference venue, transportation and a team buildling event.

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Kliptown Youth Project Updates

Click here for the latest news on the Kliptown youth Projects

KDA and Soweto Youth and Development Projects Supports
Soccer in Soweto

Soccer is the most popular sport in Soweto and KDA Sports and Adventure Travel and Soweto Youth and Development Projects supports the following soccer initiatives:
Kliptown Youth Program: The coach is Siphiwe Nhlapo who is one of the leaders of KYP. He is assisted by Frans Mokwena.
Soccer in Soweto


:: KDA Travel & Tours Philosophy on Development ::

KDA as a responsible tour company is committed to investing in development projects in its area of operation. A particular focus is on Soweto where KDA’S focused business- www.soweto.co.za is a leading tour company in the area focusing on both local and international tourists as well as South African companies wishing to expose their staff to the dynamics, history and culture of Soweto and its people.
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Ngugi Githuka

Our dear friend and colleague, Ngugi Githuka, sadly passed away on Monday the 20th of March 2017 after a short illness.

Through his wisdom and kind gentle manner Ngugi changed the perceptions and even lives of the many people who experienced his beloved Soweto with him over the years.

Ngugi was not just a guide, he was a story teller, an historian, and a gentleman and had the amazing ability to relate to all whom he encountered from toddlers to scholars to pensioners to captains of industry to students to politicians and even royalty; a one of a kind human being whose legacy in Soweto will continue to live long into the future.

As you head off on your final tour to your Kenyan homeland and beyond, we bid you farewell Ngugi, you will always have a home in the hearts of all you came across.

Hamba kahle our friend, Hakuna matata.

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Current News and Events

Jabulani Tech Gets 2 rugby fields
Queensland Reds in Soweto

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Play Rugby in Soweto

With the development of 1st class rugby grounds at Jabulani Technical High School & Rugby Club,
Soweto makes for a fantastic inclusion on your school or club’s rugby tour itinerary to South Africa


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Soweto Wines

Jonny Wilkinson in Soweto

Twenty under 15 rugby players of Jabulani Tech Secondary school in Soweto met Jonny Wilkinson at a coaching clinic held at the Wanders Rugby club in Joburg, organized and sponsored by Discovery “VITALITY”.

[ read more ] [ 31 Jul 2014 ]

Shield “DO MORE” Soccer Tournament

KDA organised a soccer tournament for primary school's on behalf of Verve Marketing and communications and the sponsor “SHIELD” Deodorant as part of their “Do more” campaign in Diepkloof Soweto...
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Victor Radebe

Our dear friend and colleague, Victor Radebe, passed away on the 8th of May. Soweto and KDA Travel will never be the same without you Victor. We have lost someone truly special and all of us at Soweto.co.za will always remember your friendliness and warmth.

Update on the Soweto Youth and Development Projects

Feb. 2013
Latest news on the creches that we help sponsor as well as the numeracy and literacy programs that we run.
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Orlando Towers Adventure Centre

Bunjee Jump the Soweto towers Experience a choice of adrenaline pumping activities at the Adventure Centre located at the colourful Orlando Towers in Orlando East Soweto. 
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Book game lodges and safaris with KDA Travel

Conferencing in Soweto

Conferencing is offered in the form of half day conferencing packages, full day
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Daytrips around South Africa

Soweto.co.za merchandise

This bag is made from waterproof nylon and meets international standards. It is lightweight but tough and can fold up into virtually no space at all. It may be used as a knap-sack, a carry bag or a sling bag.
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The Soweto Equestrian Foundation

Is the realisation of the lifelong dream of South Africa's first black international riding champion, Enos Mafokate. The Foundation operates from a property in Moroka located in the heart of Soweto. For more information on this amazing facility and story of hope, log on to


Soweto Youth Developement Projects

Our focus has continued to be on developing children and youth in and around Soweto.
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