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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours

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Soweto experience

Very good experience of the neighborhood, cultural, and political views of this. Very interesting to watch the different homes, and the way of living in that part of the country.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lolinstar
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good experience of the neighborhood, cultural, and political views of this. Very interesting to watch the different homes, and the way of living in that part of the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Who still thinks that Johannesburg is dangerous, should do this trip. Your prejudices will surely be proved wrong, because you'll meet extremely interesting and lovely people you'd want to hang out all day! Here's what we did in one day: Visited Nelson Mandela's home, had lunch at a restaurant that serves local food, discussed the Soweto uprising, visited the Hector... More 

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Thank Laura T
Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To walk the streets that Nelson and Winnie Mandela once walked was powerful experience. To walk through the home where they raised their children was a memory of a lifetime.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip changed my view about Soweto. The people were friendly and welcoming and it was good to see Nelson Mandela's house and also the memorial to the victims of the 1976 demonstrations,

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Thank bryan t
Auckland
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Soweto gets a bad name but we found the people to be really friendly, charming, hospitable and welcoming. I'd have no hesitation in staying in Soweto again.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has changed significantly in recent years, and we were really lucky to have a thoughtful and insightful tour from an experienced guide from KDA tours. As well as a drive through the CBD, we visited the key parts of Soweto, including the road where both Nelson and Desmond live(d), being taken into a 'shebeen' to meet some of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing tour we had through SOWETO! It is a very safe tour to take during the day. I would imagine all of the tours are the same...Tin houses, Matchbox, middle class, etc. Learned about the hand signals for the bus. Saw how they recycle...now that's something you won't find anyone doing here! Visited the Catholic church and stood... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite its reputation, tourists can safely visit with a local guide on an organised trip. A first hand way to see the disparity between rich and poor and the opportunity to make a small contribution to the community by supporting local initiatives to improve education in the township.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steeped in history, visit the town where both Madiba, President Nelson Mandela lived, and where Archbishop Desmond Tutu lived. It is awe inspiring to visit Mandela's home, to see letters written in his own hand, and to see his favorite chair.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an eye opening experience and I strongly recommend it to travelers going to Johannesburg. We ended our day with a meal at a local restaurant.

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