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Was great to be able to explore a place with such historic relevance for South Africa. The Mandela house, the Hector Pieterson museum, etc were all fascinating and the variety of crafts and restaurants were great. Particularly enjoyed the bike tour done on the first day which gave us both a visual and historic background to the area.
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South Western Township, or Soweto as it’s fondly known, is regarded as the most metropolitan township in the whole of South Africa. There is something inherent about Soweto which exudes culture, heritage, history, adventure and spirit. When one thinks of Soweto, one immediately thinks of South African political heroes such as Nelson Mandela and Hector Pieterson. But Soweto is so much more than just a piece of history. It’s an experience which words can’t do justice to.
Soweto is also renowned for its inception of the genre of kwaito music, a combination of house music, American hip-hop, and traditional African music extremely popular with black South African youth. In addition, Soweto also boasts thought-provoking art-work and exhibitions which illustrate its diverse and unique culture and history.
If you as a tourist ever take a trip down to Johannesburg, it is practically implied that you will make a tour of Soweto during your stay... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.