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Private Tour of Soweto in Johannesburg
"Soweto is a sprawling township or more accurately a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s with Orlando the first township established. In the 1950s more black people were relocated there from 'black spots' in the inner city - black neighborhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites. With a population of over 2 million the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the largest on the continent
From ZAR1,680.00
 
Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg
"Sophiatown-to-Soweto- back to Sophiatown the tour follows the history of Soweto taking a look at life of Sophiatown before the forced removal that led to the Soweto we know today.This tour goes through the Trevor Huddleston museum and Sophiatown museum.Follow the trail to Meadowlands be get an insight into the Mandela family and the icon's life at this address. Then take a lunch break at the restaurants in the area and get a taste of South African cuisine. Thereafter proceed to Maponya Mall the first major mall in the Soweto township then pass the famous Chris Hani hospital. The tour then exits Soweto and heads to the Apartheid Museum for a 2 hour tour of the history of all who lived during this era to the rainbow nation that is now. After a day of museum and history drive ththe city of gold to share some sun-downers while you share the ambiance lifestyle and culture of this famous city before heading back to your hotel."""
From $210.00
 
Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
"You can budget about 5 hours for this half day tour from the time you leave your hotel till return. Enjoy sightseeing en-route to Soweto (especially Johannesburg's old gold mine belt). Pass through the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto (a hospita revolutionary and philanthropist Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) lived before he way jailed for 27 years for advocating for the rights of black people who were being oppressed by the Apartheid Government. Budget 45mins for this section of the tour.Jus the most popular being the 100m bungee jumping in between the two cooling towers (own expense). At the bottom of the towers is the vibey and trendy Chaf Pozi restaurant for some South African flavor where you will be spoiled with traditional foods such a get to view the slums and shanty towns that have become established over the years as a result of deep rooted poverty and high unemployment levels. You will even enjoy the privilege of chatting with some locals going on about their business from housewiv sculpture designers carpenters flea market stalls and the like."
From ZAR1,650.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Johannesburg

Violence

From 2002...Everyones heard of Jo'burgs violence and at times when youre walking around(all be it in a safe neighbourhood), its easy to slip into a false sense of security and believe it isnt...
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littlebush
Jul 09, 2010

4x4 Campervan Hire from Buffalo Campers

Buffalo Campers, who rented a vehicle to me, in which I was subsequently involved in an accident. My wife, who was driving the vehicle, suffered a broken neck. The accident occurred on the 02/05/2010...
lethetruthbeknown
Jun 26, 2010

Driving in Johannesburg

Smash and grabs at intersections are a particularly Johannesburg hazard. Its perefectly safe to drive but do the following for a safe driving experience:1. Don't drive with your windows down...
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GitaP
May 17, 2010

Johannesburg Art Gallery - Take a Taxi!

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is well worth a visit. It is, however, situated in a seedy part of town and even locals wouldn't walk in this area if they didn't have to.Take a meter taxi to the gallery...
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Moirads
Jan 30, 2010

Arriving Johannesburg at night

Johannesburg is a city with a high crime rate. But you can not lock yourselves in the hotelroom when you are visiting a new country. The best way to see a new country is to meet the people.I came to...
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georeiser
Jan 29, 2010

Corrupt policemen

Upon arrival at OR Tambo airport, after clearing immigration and customs, I was stopped by two airport policemen before exiting, they asked for my passport and asked me to open my bag which contain my...
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ucingitam
Jan 19, 2010
 
 
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Taxi`s in JNB

MINIBUS taxis are by far the cheapest and most popular form of public transport in South Africa, used mainly by the urban and rural poor. But if you are a visitor to Johannesburg, using a taxi can...
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cokes
Jan 19, 2010

Taxis and airport helpfuls

I arrived in Johannesburg on business and was only there for one day/night. Luckily my hotel had an airport shuttle though I had to wait for a good 20 minutes to a half hour for tis arrival. On the...
diverdown1970
Dec 06, 2009

General Driving Tips in South Africa

Driving between locations should be a highlight of your trip to South Africa, but here are a few things to remember when planning your trip:1. Some roads may look major routes on a map but can quickly...
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satpacker
Sep 08, 2009

nothing

i have been to jhonnesburg recently and the so called dangers about it is nothing more than a media hype. i found it very safe we used to roam about till the wee hours of morning and there was...
vinjet
May 15, 2009

Choose correct time to see the Big Five!

I did not choose the correct time to see the animals!Pilanesberg park is only two hours from Johannesburg, and I had my guide drive me around the huge reserve for about fours hours (starting at...
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jumpingnorman
Feb 15, 2009

High Crime

Johannesburg is unfortunately known for its very high crime rate. It has been virtually taken out of the tourist destination map except for SOWETO tours. Most tour companies will take you to nearby...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 28, 2008

Never Go to Downtown Johannesburg Alone

I was warned many times by the meeting organizer, friends, and friends of friends that I must never ever to go to downtown Johannesburg alone. They told me that it is not safe for a foreigner and...
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longsanborn
Jan 11, 2008

Mugging - car jacking

Guys be aware!Dont go off on your own into areas you dont know or where people say dont go! I know it makes sense but people think i do it at home......da da da etc etcThis is not your home! there are...
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tigertiger
Apr 03, 2007

Top Hotels in Johannesburg

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Square West St., Sandown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2146, South Africa
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Cnr 5th and Maude Street, Sandton 2146, Johannesburg
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Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Private Bag X125, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2021, S Africa
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Monte Casino Blvd Montecasino Entertainment Complex, Four Ways, Sandton, Gauteng 2055, South Africa
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Top Things to Do in Johannesburg

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Lion Park

I first visited the Lion Park in 2010. I note that there has been one change since then and no doubt prompted by the fatal attack on an American tourist who had her car window open. They now put tapes...
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Downtown

As an early taste of the new Johannesburg, spend some time in the Central Business District, or Newtown. Under apartheid, the Central Business District (CBD) was a whites-only residential area. When...
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Gold Reef City

When i think of this place i feel dizzy lol, If you are an adventurers person i will recommend you to visit Gold Reef City theme park. but Paul how do i get there? the easiest way is to buy a ticket...
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Montecasino

Bright and cheerful entertainment is ongoing at Montecasino Montecasino has buskers, street performers, wandering around and entertaining people. Busking dates back through the ages to earliest...
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Sun City

Gold Reef city is one of our casino complexes in Johannesburg. It is 5 minutes drive from the centre of the City.....Sun City, which is our biggest casino resort is 140 kilos from Johannesburg, and an...
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Randburg Waterfront CLOSED, Now, Brightwater Commons

Well the Randburg Waterfront has been revamped and is now called the Bright Water Commons. There is alot less water but is a 100 times nicer than before. Its a very nice to do a little shopping ,...
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Top 5 Johannesburg Writers

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CatherineReichardt

"It's really not as bad as you've been told!"
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cokes

"The Fast Life , Johannesburg"
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"Johannesburg"
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"Jozi, Joburg, Johannesburg - City of Gold"
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"JOHANNESBURG"
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