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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.
More info about Soweto
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
About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.