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Address: Soweto, South Africa

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A little too touristic

This is street is a little too touristic, but it is what we tourists need to do sometimes to get a little history. The street seemed really safe, with great houses to live. But if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is street is a little too touristic, but it is what we tourists need to do sometimes to get a little history. The street seemed really safe, with great houses to live. But if you want a little bit more of what Soweto is about, just walk to the end of the street, at the of the mountain, and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went on a company outing to eat at a restaurant on Vilakazi Street. Was great to see it and we felt perfectly safe. It is not or does not appear to be right in the middle of Soweto and it wasnt far off the motorway until we reached it. Very atmospheric and a nice place to spend a couple... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Vilakazi Street is probably one of the most popular streets in Soweto. Along with up and coming restaurants, it is also the home of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela's former home too. Street performers and Markets support the local community - great to be a part of.

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This street will be visited by every tour to Soweto . It is home to two Nobel peace prize winners , Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu . There are numerous resturants and vendors along the road . The whole street had become very much aimed at mainstream tourism and has lost a lot of it's authenticity . But worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Authentic Soweto experience like no other worth a visit for a real deal.Just spent a low key 40th birthday celebration with friends and had an amazing evening.Staff and management are professsional,food is fresh,service is prompt.What an experience which I can recommend to any first time and or return visitor. Check it out.

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After visiting Mandela's house and the Pieterson Museum it was good to wander in this busy street with all the sellers etc. Unfortunately we only saw Tuto's house from the outside as the Arch. still lives there with family. As we were in a group we had not much time to look around more which I would have liked but... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Part of our city tour buzzing with life people selling their wares tourists eager to absorb the history.one small street the only place in the world where two Nobel prize winners have lived.The atmosphere was electric.

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Good Thunder, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The impact of all the history in this place is almost overwhelming. Everyone with a heart needs to have an understanding of the sacrifice these people made for freedom and opportunity of every citizen.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The street is interesting and worth visiting, but it is only a street. Granted two Nobel prize winners lived on it (Mandela and Tutu) but it struck me as getting a bit touristy with restaurants and lots of people wandering about. Definitely worth seeing, stop by the Mandela house which is now a museum if desired, but I think the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A real gem. You will miss out if you do not experience this piece of culture. From Mandela House to restaurants...all there. Service extremely slow at the restaurants but at least the beers are cold.not to fond of the street entertainers...although most of them are good I personally do not want to be bothered for donations while eating or chatting... More 

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