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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  • Knowing first-hand the reality of South Africa, being able to walk the streets of Soweto with those who live there and can tell you firsthand how they live. For our daughter she was very pedagogical and she learned to value much more what she has. Visit Mandela House, The Museum of... An unforgettable visit.
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  • It's such an interesting place. The City Sightseeing line has a special tour to Soweto that is particularly good - there is a live guide and having the ability to ask questions takes everything up a n...  more »
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