Amandla Tour – South Africa’s untold freedom story

Travel back in time with real life actors playing the characters of Walter Sisulu, Ruth First and others. Through the eyes of our country’s great leaders, relive the moments that changed the course of our country as you visit some of the memorable places.

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  • Duration: 9 Hours
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This is a unique tour with live actors who have taken on the characters of some of our great leaders and showing history as it was experience by these characters. Go back in time and discover the trials and tribulations of Mzansi’s [iXhosa word for South] rich and dynamic past. From the streets of Jozi to the heart of Pretoria, witness South Africa’s first stand for liberation, and the price we paid in the fight for freedom. Through the eyes of our country’s great leaders, relive the moments that changed the course of our country and be the first this season to experience history, as you’ve never seen it before. 

Follow in the heroic footsteps of anti-apartheid activists as they take you on a journey of a life-time! Enjoy your experience while being guided by Walter Sisulu, (1912 – 2003) or Ruth First (1925 – 1982) or even Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). Join the freedom walk and be transported to a volatile Johannesburg filled with intrigue and drama, whilst experiencing some flagship structures of their time, namely: 

Learn about the country’s liberation, visit Mandela’s office (weekdays only), Liliesleaf Farm, two memorial sites, Vilakazi Street, and Walter Sisulu Freedom Square. Take part in a community project, visit Maboneng precinct and Constitution Hill.

South Africa’s soul is represented through her people – a long lineage of courageous explorers, fearless warriors, selfless clerics, ‘never say die’ freedom fighters and enigmatic peacekeepers. Since the Cape was first unwittingly discovered in 1488, battles have been fought, new frontiers discovered, unspeakable human suffering endured and the ultimate victory won in democracy. This beautiful land would not be what it is today without the legends who lay down their lives in sacrifice for it. It is these South African icons that the “Untold Stories” Day Tours serve to revere, while giving visitors the opportunity to literally experience history through an immersive walk back in time.

Tour guides have been carefully selected to charismatically simulate the figures they have taken on as alter-egos. They have intimately studied and adopted every detail of their character, including their dialect, dress and life experience. From Walter Sisulu to Ruth First, guests have the opportunity to meet and engage with the characters, and to get answers to questions never before posed.

Guests join their tour guide, in the character of Walter Sisulu, Ruth First or Elias Motsoaledi, on this story-telling journey through the streets of Johannesburg and Soweto. Learn about the country’s liberation and other unspoken stories, as experienced by the historic icon. Visit Mandela’s office (weekdays only), Liliesleaf Farm, the center point of Soweto, June 16 Memorial Acre, Hector Pieterson Memorial site, Vilakazi Street, Walter Sisulu Freedom Square and a street market. Guest will witness the success stories of an informal settlement community project, before visiting Maboneng precinct, Constitution Hill.


Historical tour through the pain and triumphs of South Africa

Real actors playing the part of our great leaders

Experiencing the world of apartheid through the eyes of the participants

Visiting some of the important places of the time

Learn of our nation once divided by our differences now embracing our diversity!


Pick up times: In luxury air-conditioned vehicle

Sandton hotels ±08h30

Rosebank hotels ±09h10

Collection times vary subject to hotel collection route

  • Liliesleaf Farm
  • Regina Mundi Church
  • Vilakazi Street, Soweto
  • Walter Sisulu Square, better known as Freedom Square
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Constitution Hill Prison and Court
  • Carlton Centre

Return to Hotel late afternoon

Important information

Child Policy:

Children under the age of 2 years will not be accepted on any Guided Day Tour, except TICO, TIJO, or when booked on a private basis. 

Children between 2 and 11 years will qualify for a 25% reduction off the applicable adult rate.

2 – 14 Guests per vehicle

100% will be charged for bookings cancelled within 24 hours.

Operated by- Tourvest Destination Management 

What’s included

All entrance fee applicable to the tour inclusive of


Regina Mundi Church

Carlton Centre

Constitution Hill



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