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Mail sent 03 Apr 2018

Just wanted to say that Bongani was great on Sunday’s Soweto Tour. The tour was fascinating and he judged our group just right! – not too much information that we couldn’t take it all in, but enough for us to really understand what life in Soweto was/is like.

Kind regards


Mail sent 7 Feb 2018

Amazing! a mind blowing tour. Thank you Mike!
Reading about Johannesburg you easily get an idea that it is all unsafe. Our experience, being a middle age couple from Europe, is the opposite. Yes the inequality is there, great richness and great poverty. And you need to be aware, as you would in any great city. We booked this tour via the Internet, not knowing what to expect - and it turned out to be so much more than our expectations.
Fantastic Mike made the tour to be an oriented tour to meet our curiosity of the country and the people. What an experience! All the senses where there, so rewarding! We met these adorable children and fantastic volunteers in the poorest part ot Soweto. It makes one humble. We passed som fantastic museums and we ended our day in CBD. Fantastic! so vibrant. We felt so welcomed, Everyone was so warm and friendly. And Mike! a cliff when on a tour with this outstanding company. This was a life time lasting tour and Big Mike made it possible.

Thank you for this amazing day! All the best for you all!


Mail sent 16 Oct 2017

Hi Ken
In a word, Fantastic!
James and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the Chisanyama at Tinti’s was memorable.

We have already raved about it to friends and when we get a chance we will be posting 5* on Tripadvisor! Thanks for the other details and we hope to bring the family along next time around!

All best and thanks again!

E-mail sent 03 May 2017

Hello Ken,
He thought the tour was absolutely wonderful!! And was really very, very impressed, especially with the walk through Soweto (Kliptown area). Honestly, he said it's the best tour he's been on! Him and his guests had a fantastic time, Ken!Thank you so much for everything, it really worked out brilliantly.

Warm regards - Sue

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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Pensioners will receive a 10% discount on all Soweto tours.

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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.

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.

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

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:: Chiefs vs Pirates ::


24 November 2018 FNB Stadium. 13H00
From: R 3 845 per person excl VAT

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Team build break in Maboneng


Winner mens: Sintayehu Legese Yinesu from Ethiopia
Time: 2:19:10 | Ave Speed: 3:18 min/km

Winner women: Irvette Van Zyl from South Africa
Time: 2:33:43 | Ave Speed: 3:39 min/km

::Company Functions in Soweto::

R 890 per person
based on 31 people
Valid: 30 December 2018

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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 1 390.00 per person
(based on min 4 persons traveling)
Valid: 30 December 2018

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Guns & Roses
Pre-concert Soweto warm up tour

Thursday - 29 November 2018
From: R 1 200.00 per person* (Based on a minimum of 15 people) *T's & C's apply

Join our exciting pre-concert tour including lunch, selected drinks, Shebeen visits, Soweto orientation tour, tour guide and transport to and from the FNB stadium where the concert is hosted.

Guns n Roses

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Ed Sheeran
Pre-concert Soweto warm up tour

Thursday - 23 March 2019
From: R 1 200.00 per person* (Based on a minimum of 15 people) *T's & C's apply

Join other Ed Sheeran fans on an exciting pre-concert tour including lunch, selected drinks, Shebeen visits, an orientation tour of Soweto, tour guide and transport to and from the FNB stadium where the concert is hosted.

Ed Sheeran

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Invitation to the
Soweto Sevens School Rugby Festival 2018

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::Eco Safari Challenge in Dinokeng::

R 1350 per person
based on 31 people
Valid: December 2018

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::School Tour in Soweto::

1 night From:
R 630 per person
based on 60 people
Includes: Accommodation, guide, soweto tour, visits and enterance fees to 4 historical sites

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The “Whatsapp” in Maboneng Challenge

It’s new and happening!!
This teambuilding challenge takes in the hip and trendy Maboneng Precinct located in the heart of Joburg’s CBD.
Charge up your smart phones and join us

From: R 990.00 per person
based on Group of 20. (4 teams of 5)

Includes: Transfers, lunch, drinks, spot prizes and facilitation

Ask for more details on our latest team Building activity!!

Team build break in Maboneng

Once a decaying urban wasteland this area has been transformed into one of the most popular districts of Johannesburg to work, eat, sleep and play.

SO charge up your smart phones and join us for a fulfilled afternoon, treasure hunt styled, team challenge where on foot you compete against your colleagues by following a series of Whatsapp messages & photographic clues incorporating some really interesting and quirky places and activities in Maboneng.

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:: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates ::

Premiership Match
Group package

27 Oct. 2018 FNB Stadium. 15h30
09 Feb. 2019 FNB Stadium. 15h30
Tavern, Restaurant and Game Tour Package
From: R 1 850.00 per person (based on 15 people)

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:: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates ::

Hospitality Packages:

Packages start from: R 2 550 per person
27 Oct. 2018 FNB Stadium. 15h30
09 Feb. 2019 FNB Stadium. 15h30

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:: Soweto Golf and Shebeen Tour ::

From: R 1 325.00 per person

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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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:: 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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Soweto Brewing Company

Joburg and Soweto Craft Brewery Tour

Guided Tour to local breweries in Soweto and Joburg.
Includes lunch, transport, sample tasting and more...
From R 890.00 per person

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50% off Soweto Tour

with any 3 Night / 4 Day Kruger Safari Option

4 Day Tented Lodge Safari -
ZAR 8 695.00 Per person sharing
4 Day Marc's Treehouse Safari - ZAR 9 895.00 Per person sharing
4 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari -
ZAR 10 895.00 Per person sharing
4 Day Katekani Safari -
ZAR 14 295.00 Per person sharing

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Current News and Events

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Soweto Caps for sale

Soweto.co.za is excited to announce its brand new line of one of a kind Soweto Caps

Caps come in various colours with a “high 5” hand embroidered in. Get a 10% discount off the cap price when pre-booking a tour.

Cost per cap is ZAR 120.00

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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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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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Conferencing in Soweto

Conferencing is offered in the form of half day conferencing packages, full day
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