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South Western Townships

Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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"vilakazi street"
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"middle class"
in 25 reviews
"nelson mandela's house"
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"desmond tutu"
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"hector pieterson"
in 28 reviews
"nobel prize winners"
in 8 reviews
"orlando towers"
in 21 reviews
"regina mundi church"
in 16 reviews
"visit soweto"
in 25 reviews
"living conditions"
in 13 reviews
"shanty town"
in 17 reviews
"bungee jumping"
in 9 reviews
"bike tour"
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"cooling towers"
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"freedom square"
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"eye opening"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a local guide to tell us the history of this town where the riots began. The town had electricity in 1982 for the first time. The shacks, the workers’s dorm housing blocks were sad sights. Even today trash was everywhere in the poor...More

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent tour of Soweto with the guide provided by City Sightseeing for this area of Joburg .We got some fascinating informations about the beginning of Soweto , its evolution , its most famous inhabitants , and its culture . We stopped at...More

1  Thank belleretraite
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soweto is the biggest township with lots of history amongst blacks. All nationalities are found there, that is where the likes of Nelson & Winnie Mandela, Sisulu Family, Hector Peterson History, Regina Mundi Catholic Church, That is where the South African riots started against being...More

Thank E2049BHdebbiem
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Johannesburg CBD negelected, depressing and sad. Soweto, however, is a must to visit ; it has glaring poverty, but also a dynamic, vibrant & proud population - not to mention the all important role it played in SA history. Do not visit JoBurg...More

1  Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

SOWETO is of course world renowned for its place in history and the struggle, So even if you think you know enough, think again, go, (with a guide), let some of the people show you their home, their stories, their pride, and their hopes.It is...More

Thank MikeFo
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I learned a lot by taking a private tour. There are many sections to Soweto and this is definitely a big piece of the greater puzzle that is South Africa. I mean Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu's homes alone is worth it.

Thank Ayasha T
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend you go only with a guide. The living conditions and the poverty are shocking. You’ll learn how lucky you are.

Thank soccernmath
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Use the hop on hop off buses to explore this gem of SA. Forgotten by many but rich in culture, food and people. Must visit Vilikazi street where Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela lived. Stop over at one of the restaurant to be serve authentic...More

1  Thank Jess D
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Its a very rich pace when it comes to South African history especially during the Apartheid era. There's tons of tourist attraction From Hector Pietersen Museum to the Nelson Mandela's house its just so amazing ,i took some of my good friends from Djorn (France)...More

Thank Mashudu M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We were on a guided tour that was a bit rushed. We visited the street where Tutu and Mandela lived, saw the Hector Pieterson memorial, drove through some very wealthy areas, walked through a very small part of Kliptown one the poorest of areas and...More

Thank gpotvin
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Vilma N
8 January 2018|
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Response from Conqueror17 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at this hotel in October and took the hop on hop off bus city tour with Soweto extension. The hotel will take you to the nearest stop at Constitution Hill if you ask. The staff are very helpful. I don't know about... More
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36hollycroft
13 November 2016|
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Response from Panchorri | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend to visit Soweto. Is a shame to show this to tourists . Just go to your city and look for the poor people quarters. Go to the museum to visit the discovery of the Homo Naledi. Very interesting for kids... More
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foodqueen007
11 June 2016|
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Response from AmazonLodge | Reviewed this property |
I can highly recommend Ntombi, who runs Usizo Lwenkosi Tours (see my review on her TripAdvisor page). She lives in Soweto and therefore knows where and where not to go - don't let fearmongers put you off! This is a place... More
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