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Soweto, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Soweto is a historic area of South Africa which should be experienced and used to learn about race relations by all.

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating way to learn the history of South Africa and how the people rose to end apartheid. Full of emotions. We did the tour with Moafrica and it was nicely done....including a stop at the Soweto Museum. Just in case you are wondering...it all felt...More

Thank joel r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have heard of the Soweto uprisings and have a vision in your mind of what this was about and how it is there - Visiting Soweto will totally change your mind. This is a historically important area of Cape Town built on great...More

Thank car0leshaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our main interest was to see the Mandela residence. Thoroughly satisfied. The neighborhood was also very interesting and lively. Highly recommend visitors to make this trip to Soweto.

Thank SumitD D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great guide, KIM from Ulysses tour. She was amazing. We did two tours with her and she as amazing. Much insight and she made us smile. My wife dropped her phone in our walk of the ghetto and KIM found it for...More

Thank sedison2
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Our guide, Thabang, from Moafrika, explained people lives and the reasons behind those who've been living here. You could see a huge gap between rich and poor, and could sense that people here were striving to live.

Thank PhrueksA R
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We were driven around Soweto and found this to be a good way to get an understanding of the history and life in this area. There are lots of street sellers as you walk to the various attractions. We felt safe though the next day...More

Thank Ginger151219
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Twenty Seven people living in 5 rooms, closest bathroom is a 3 unit port-a-potty down the alley. There is a common water retrieval system that everyone must share and we were told that sometimes if you are not there early in the day with your...More

Thank Wilmalinga
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Hired a guide who is a resident of Soweto to visit the sites. He took me through the upscale areas first, where the educated lived under apartheid. We then went to areas where Hector Pieterson was murdered by police in mid-1970s protest by children. Wandered...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Soweto is and always will be my playground. I live in Johannesburg, lived for a few years in Naledi Soweto and I still feel like I am a tourist when I visit.. There is so much to see and do around Soweto. Places like the...More

Thank Ntswaki_Maisela
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Vilma N
8 January 2018|
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Response from Conqueror17 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at this hotel in October and took the hop on hop off bus city tour with Soweto extension. The hotel will take you to the nearest stop at Constitution Hill if you ask. The staff are very helpful. I don't know about... More
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36hollycroft
13 November 2016|
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Response from Veuxhita | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend to visit Soweto. Is a shame to show this to tourists . Just go to your city and look for the poor people quarters. Go to the museum to visit the discovery of the Homo Naledi. Very interesting for kids... More
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foodqueen007
11 June 2016|
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Response from AmazonLodge | Reviewed this property |
I can highly recommend Ntombi, who runs Usizo Lwenkosi Tours (see my review on her TripAdvisor page). She lives in Soweto and therefore knows where and where not to go - don't let fearmongers put you off! This is a place... More
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