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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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It was a real educational experience to see SOWETO. You can see the changes coming to this township. Our guide drove us around and spoke to us about his own personal expressions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a real educational experience to see SOWETO. You can see the changes coming to this township. Our guide drove us around and spoke to us about his own personal expressions growing up here and the youth revolt he participated in. From shanty to new construction for the new middle class.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting Klipfontein House. Disappointed at meal served at Wandies. Not enough information provided by our guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wow, Just wow! Visited twice. Peaceful place. There's something good about this place. Can't say anything specifically, just go for it.

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Jamaica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We mostly drove through this area. It was interesting, but very sad to see the tiny shanty huts in which people lived. Coming from a wealthy country, it's hard to imagine large numbers of people living this way. Our guide also provided some interesting background on the historical, economic, and political factors that contribute to the maintenance of this blight.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

SOWETO a must to truly honour the contribution that Nelson Mandela and so many others made to the freedom of the South African people. Take the Red Bus tour, volunteers from the Community sharing first hand experiences and making positive contributions themselves towards ensuring that such atrocities never happen again!

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Good Thunder, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tell friends you're going to Soweto, and you get told, "It's not safe!" Soweto as a community has made a concerted effort to improve life in all ways. We never felt unsafe. We took Lebo's Soweto Bike Tour and loved it! It was a grand adventure, and we met warm, lovely, welcoming people everywhere we went. We stayed two nights... More 

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Nebraska Sandhills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We hired a private guide to take us around and tell us more about what it was like living there. Very informative

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This tour was very educational. I learned a lot about the townships, how they were formed, and got to see typical life for the affluent down to the dirt poor. Some of it is shocking. The people are very friendly and welcoming.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our guide shared Soweto with us. He took us to a tuck shop for a snack, and we saw Mandel's house, Desmond Tutu's house, a wide variety of dwellings, and Regina Mundi, Desmond Tutu's house which had been used as a refuge during the uprisings in the 1970s.

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Creston,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My husband and I agreed that visiting Soweto was our favorite part of Jo burg as we had no idea how much diversity lives here. A treat to see where Mandella lived , as well as Rev Desmond Tutu. Then our guide brought us to a vibrant outdoor bar for a local beer and an opportunity to mingle a bit... More 

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Address: Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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