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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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A very full day in Soweto

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We call it Ekasi la makasi. Ask the locals what that means. It will make you look forwarrd to learning something new. Greet the locals as follows: 1. Sure, sharp fede? 2. Heita daar 3. Mfowethu, kunjani (Zulu for my brother, how are you) Go on try it, they will appreciate you even more Soweto is full of history especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Soweto has an energy that is vibrant and welcoming. If you are moved by music, sport or South African history, visiting Soweto should be high on your on your list of places to visit. The home of Orlando Pirates and places where Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu lived are easily found, along with the Hector Pieterson museum (in Vilakazi Street).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A tour for the day in Soweto with my kids was an awesome experience and well over due. Went on a tour of the townships, Nelson Mandela's house and much much more. Was great fun.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Soweto is full of history...and this one is a must visit. Helps understand the issues of the past decade. There is also some adventure sports to be done at the colorful towers at the heart of Soweto

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not what we expected. Soweto is now a developing area with many modernized homes. Especially liked visiting Nelson Mandela's home.

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Forbes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went on a tour of the townships. It was insightful traveling through streets with sewerage running in the streets, communal toilets, electrical (unofficial) leads laid from house to house. We complain when our internet speed is too slow but we do not know what it is like to struggle. It's all in our minds

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Edmonds, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I took a bus tour--not the way one should see it. I felt like peeper invading their personal lives. Take a small walking tour to see this historic mixed class area that is so different than you are expecting. Daily life reflecting old times mixed with upscale, upbeat new times.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We travelled through SA with the folks and this was a real eye opener and well worth a visit. We were a bit intimidated about going in to the townships but under the guide of our accredited tour guide it was no problem at all.

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