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Rich in Tradition and History

Many tourists (SA and foreign) always flock to SOWETO to experience township life and culture... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2012
FErnestCapeTown
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Cape Town
SLUM

Why would a tourist want to go into a high risk slum area? Spoils the image of the new SA

Reviewed March 10, 2012
Bggl
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Johannseburg SA
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This bustling community is well-known for being the first place where Nelson Mandela owned a home.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible40%
Oct 10, 2017
“Nice experience, thank you VWSA!!”
Apr 8, 2017
“Interesting to see where Nelson stayed when he came to Johannesburg”
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Many tourists (SA and foreign) always flock to SOWETO to experience township life and culture. Alexandra holds many surprises (positive of course)! Rich in tradition and struggle against Apartheid history. A must share!

Thank FErnestCapeTown
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Why would a tourist want to go into a high risk slum area? Spoils the image of the new SA

2  Thank Bggl
Reviewed March 6, 2012

I did some work at the Alexandra so got to see a bit of the place while it is worthwhile seeing to get perspectives of what entails township living. Soweto is on my top list.

Thank FedBatz
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Pack some cash, sling on your camera and come thirsty. Set your GPS in your rental for london rd, and head out on a rollercoaster run into 'real' neighborhood. Friday nights, especially at month end, are the most exciting times. So what if you end...More

1  Thank More-Elbow-Room
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Not such a great place to go walking around. it is rather on the dangerous side. so i would not recommend you go to Alex.

Thank kaylee N
Reviewed February 9, 2012

If you want to see how the rest of South Africans live

Thank MIchamisi
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Not the safest. Rather go to Soweto with a reputable agency during the day.

Thank SAgirl312578
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Overrun by crime, tin houses spring up around established infrastructure.

Thank ShaneD88
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Only enter with authorized tour operator -very dangerous

3  Thank Anthoniojhb
Reviewed February 14, 2011

Nelson Mandela has 3 houses I know of in Jo'burg. One in SOWETO, one in Alexandra and one mansion in a rather rich neighborhood. It shows how well he progressed in life... Alexandra is worth a brief visit with a guide to give you an...More

2  Thank Tolga_O
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