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“Soweto, not only a township but a city”

Usizo Lwenkosi Soweto Tours
Ranked #7 of 12 Tours in Soweto
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Munich, Germany
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102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Soweto, not only a township but a city”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

When I was reading about the Soweto tours nearly every review was mentioning that it was "different". But what does this mean? It means that Soweto is not only a big slum (what probably most people - including me - expected), it is a real city with touristic attractions. And the main thing that you visit are the touristic attractions instead of shacks. So on one hand we have been a little bit disappointed not to linger around small shacks, but on the other hands we were very happy to see the interesting historic places, learn about the freedom charter and the public programme to build houses etc...

Thanks again to our guide King who did not only introduce us into South African history, but also gave us an insight in his life and so in the life of Soweto.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tour of Soweto”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

The tour of Soweto was in a small group with a local driver and guide whose knowledge was excellent. The half day trip went by very quickly which meant that certain places did not have sufficient time to properly look at and therefore if you are really interested in the history of the place then I would recoommed the full day tour instead of the half day. The trip was not expensive and could be booked the day before the tour.

Visited December 2011
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baytownbear
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29 reviews
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“Friendly. Great local knowledge.”
Reviewed 23 August 2011

We had a Soweto tour with Ntombi on our recent trip to Johannesburg. I found her through her website and reviews on other travel sites. We drove our rental van. She met us in downtown Joburg and then took us through Soweto. She was knowledgeable and friendly. We liked it much better than a big bus tour. She has varying times, priices and plans for tours and communicates well in advance.

Visited August 2011
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