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“Not what I had expected”

South Western Townships
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Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 186 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I had expected slumps. Soweto is REALLY NOT ANYTHING LIKE SLUMPS.
It is really touristy and there's not much to do around other than the touristy places.

I went bungee jumping in orlando towers, and it was great.

I think the atmosphere from soweto reminded me of home (brazil) and this is why i thought it was really nice. People smile and are polite.

1  Thank svetb
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Get a driver to tour so I told, because the commentary from a and educated tour guide really assists in the visit

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I first visited Soweto in 1999, five years after the end of apartheid and was amazed at the difference upon visiting again 15 years later. My first visit was revealing of the way of life of the Black population in the townships with the countless makeshift houses constructed by the poor among which were found a few clusters of well constructed modern homes. Today Soweto has many more modern houses, churches and public buildings in addition to becoming a tourist attraction. An impressive monument of the uprising that led to the overthrow of apartheid has been constructed among a cluster of modern buildings including a large hotel. Elsewhere in Soweto are museums and other sites telling the history of oppression and the Black resistance that led to the overthrow of apartheid. Don't miss seeing Nelson Mandella's modest house where he raised his
family.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We went as part of our trade mission and had the most fabulous afternoon. We visited Mandela's house, the Hector Pieterson memorial and ended off at one of the local restaurants. Its a whole different way of life in SOWETO and its really worth going and having a look at - even if you are a South African. I've realised that just because you were born in South Africa doesn't mean you automatically know what life is like for everyone. It's good to go and see some of these sites, if for no other reason than to appreciate what you have in life.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Inspiring to see what the young people are doing here. And what they continue to do. Got to see the inside of the operation at Kliptown courtesy of Agnes from Felleng Tours. Excellent all round.

Thank Margaret D
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