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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
 
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
 
Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg
"After you have been collected from your hotel you will make your way to Soweto. Along the way you will drive past the Diepkloof ext Baragwanath Taxi Rank and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to name a few. You will visit an informal settlement drive past Maponya Shopping Mall walk through Freedom Square and Freedom Charter Memorial. Walk through the Regina Mundi Church and drive along Vilakazi Street. Optional: African Buffet Lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant (own expense) You will also have the opportunity to visi entrance Fees to the Museum included. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum outside the Prescient. See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Towards the end of the tour you will visit a local shebeen and taste a type of beer drunk by the people of Soweto if your older than 18 years (time permitt
From ZAR788.00

More Restaurants in Soweto

Nambitha

I visited on November 20, 2006.There is a wide range of food at this facility, with a wide range of prices. Prices range from an omlette at 19 Rand to a Beef Espetada at 76 Rand. Outside the...
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glabah
Jul 08, 2007

Wandie's Place

During our Soweto sightseeing we made a lunch stop at Wandie's Place. Unfortunately I do not have any axact adress for this fabolous restaurant, but I would guess any local guide knows where it is.The...
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Rusket
Oct 09, 2005

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Sakhumzi Restaurant is nestled in the heart of Soweto in Orlando west's famous vilakazi Street. The Street has a rich historical background that boosts two Noble prize laureates namely: Archbishop...
cybernation
Aug 16, 2003

Wandies Pub and Bistro

very much touristy,but it is a compulsary stop for most tour operators Mgudu & Putu ~ tripe stew and polenta
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kenHuocj
Jun 15, 2006
 
 
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Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is, quite simply, brilliant. From the very start, where you are given a racial category that determines which entrance you use, to the thoughtful displays and fascinating...
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Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Before 1886 most of what is Johannesburg today was open savannah, pretty much unchanged from the days when Mrs Ples and her hunter-gatherer contemporaries roamed the Cradle of Humankind. Apart from...
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Constitution Hill

When I next visit Jo'burg, I will follow Vincent and Luis' blog advice in their blog a brand new sky tells us about their personal visit with DlalaJe, to rediscover the paths of my student days,...
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44 Stanley

44 Stanley Avenue in Milpark is the sort of design precinct that you never think you'll come across in Big, Bad Johannesburg. Hidden behind the gas towers just north of the CBD, this little area has...
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Soccer City, FNB Stadium

For those who weren't lucky enough to be here for the World Cup 2010 (or didn't manage to get tickets to the games) the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust is offering a walking tour of Soccer City...
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Nelson Mandela Square

Because of it's proximity to my hotel, I spent quite a bit of time at Mandela Square. The square is dominated by a large statue of Nelson Mandela which is a draw with many as they clamor to take a pic...
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kenHuocj

"16 June 1976 - Youth Day"
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Rusket

"Soweto - not what we expected"
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"1 Brief View of Life in Soweto"
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"SOuth WEst TOwnship ~ Soweto"
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"Don't take the tour bus!!"
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