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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  • Really enjoyed my 2 hour Red Bus Tour into Soweto. Our guides were good and informative and took us on an excellent route to get an overview of living here. Plenty of time for pics etc. I never went.....  more »
  • 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 »

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