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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  • Went here over 15 years ago - without the street dancers , stalls bars and street traders, and general commercialisation so for us its lost some of its impact but as part of a tour its still worth a....  more »
  • In touring through Soweto, we got a better appreciation of life during apartheid and today. To hear about the children's march against being forced to learn afrikaners and the killing of Hector...  more »
  • Our Canadian friends thought we were reckless to visit Johannesburg. Most land there on their way to safaris, stay at an airport hotel, pop in to Jo’burg and Soweto for a 2-3 hour driving tour - and.....  more »

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