South Western Townships, Johannesburg

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Explore South Western Townships, or "Soweto" as it's commonly called, to discover a number of landmark buildings, especially from the apartheid era, and to experience the region's dynamic culture and atmosphere. Famous for its 1976 uprising, the township remains a region of extremes, from areas riddled with poverty to upscale, exclusive neighborhoods. Check out the local dining scene, which features everything from fine dining to street food stalls, or take a guided tour of the township's historic sites and museums. Entertainment options abound, as the area boasts a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues. Use our Johannesburg trip builder site to arrange your visit to South Western Townships and other attractions in Johannesburg.
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  • The famous Soweto continues today a residential neighbourhood, albeit with some punctual sights. Many people, traffic and the very known mess of the Brazilian. To visit once.
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  • Visited the Museum, Mandela House, walked the main drag and had lunch. Get a driver to drive through the residential area to get a better feel for the living conditions. Worth the visit  more »
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