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South Western Townships

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Address: Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027-11-463-3306-0027-72-075-3883
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$118*
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Private Tour: Cultural Soweto Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
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$163*
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Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Including a Visit to the Lion Park

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Nothing beats Soweto vibe. People there are friendly , visiting Mandela museum was an eye opener for me. Fashionable peo

I enjoyed going to Vilakazi street in Soweto, people are so friendly and very fashionable. You admire their fashion sense, oh my word its on point. Visiting Mandela museum was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Thandeka M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed going to Vilakazi street in Soweto, people are so friendly and very fashionable. You admire their fashion sense, oh my word its on point. Visiting Mandela museum was an eye opener for me, i came out very humbled and looking forward to make a difference in my society.Local Music and food makes you forget about life challenges.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To see where Mandela and Tutu lived and the difference in lifestyles, today the modernization of parts of the township are amazing as it is slowly throwing off the mantel of the past

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for some local culture, fun, adventure and great historical insight, then go hang out in Soweto! Loads of cool, interesting tours available. Lots of historical sights. You can even go jump off the Orlando towers! Great foodie spots for local grub and a few drinks. The famous Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seeing how others live is always humbling because we take so much for granted. However, the locals are humble and genuinely welcoming.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a great place to explore historic sites and museums, however it is a bit overrun by tourists and the best way to explore is to book a local walking or biking tour otherwise you may only see souvenir shops

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a tuk-tuk tour from Lebo’s Backpackers in Soweto, which was the ideal way to go for me. I could have biked or walked but it was easier than biking and we were able to cover significantly more area than if I’d walked. The driver was very informative, and we ended up having a bunny chow lunch after the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any visitor to Joburg would be crazy to not visit Soweto. Vibrant, electric atmosphere, filled with history. I'd really recommend attending a Sunday church service as well, to REALLY get a sense of the amazing music and spiritual life of S. Africa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See the Mandela and Tutu home. See first hand where many battles were fought for equal rights. It is a must see for any person of color or minority

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful day out for us as a family. Our driver was a super guy that really took care of us and made sure that we went to all the places that interested us. We saw the Soweto Towers, dove through the local suburbs and ate at a traditional restaurant while enjoying the sound of the talented people either... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken with a certitude guide to Sowers. Want we saw and learned has forever changed my life. The sadness, hopelessness but the overcoming of the adversity are all in the same place. Nelson Mandela's home within view of Desmond Tutu's! Wasn't carry about the street vendors in the area. But enjoyed the lesson and love in it all.

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