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South Western Townships

Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I were in Johannesburg for 1 day. We booked a private tour of Jozi and Soweto. Our half day in Soweto started with a brief tour of the more 'affluent' side with its brick houses and gardens. The real interest was however...More

Thank traveller22015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go to Soweto, not to see the povery, but to see the sense of community, vibrancy, street art and pride. It truly is a humbling place to visit. Try to visit a day care centre on a tour and bring pencils, chalk, toys, balloons etc....More

Thank wogolin
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on a tour last year but don't believe I submitted a review. It's important to see the townships, especially in conjunction with an explanation of apartheid and the neighborhood segregation.

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can have a trip thru the township, but please use guided tours. In this township you have a big diversity of richness and poorness. The Mandela house must be visited to understand the history of the township. You can buy some souveneers from the...More

Thank Rico S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the spot where their constitution was on stone, the township communities with the very poor and the rich, the Mandela home that he lived in for twelve days, and the June 16th memorial. We were on a tour bus and had a tour...More

Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, Soweto is famous for those of us who remember the struggle for equality, but the place itself offers very little for the tourist. I'd give it a miss.

Thank TRHinHouston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot visit Johannesburg and not spend a visit to Soweto. It's a must-see to understand South Africa today as well as its history. We visit it via a tour offered by MoAfrika, highly recommended.

Thank am2812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't take a tour, just thought I would drive in and take a look and what immediately hits you is just the size of it at 5 mill + inhabitants. Drove around during the day and despite real security concerns only felt unsafe once for...More

2  Thank jonmak_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see to get an idea of life in townships. To see where Nelson Mandela lived and how people live there today.

Thank adventuregirl25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see and so different that the glittering and modern tourist areas. Not all is bleak, there are a variety of housing opportunities to see, there are attractions like the Nelson Mandela House and the thought provoking Hector Pieterson museum. All helps put...More

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Response from MoumitaTarafdar | Reviewed this property |
half a day would be fine for the tour. You can go to Apartheid Museum and then go to Soweto. On the way back you can visit Moyo
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