Best 3 Things To Do in Soweto - South Africa
Best 3 Things To Do in Soweto - South Africa
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Best 3 Things To Do in Soweto - South Africa
Soweto has plenty of highly rated things to do. Luckily for you, Vibescout have put together some of the top Things To Do in this culturally rich city.
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Best 3 Things To Do in Soweto - South Africa

Soweto has plenty of highly rated things to do. Luckily for you, Vibescout have put together some of the top Things To Do in this culturally rich city.
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Best 3 Things To Do in Soweto - South Africa
Soweto has plenty of highly rated things to do. Luckily for you, Vibescout have put together some of the top Things To Do in this culturally rich city.

Soweto is one of South Africa’s more famous townships, situated in the centre of the city of Johannesburg, it is alive with history and culture. Its sheer size may be disheartening but with the right tour company a visit into this township is one to be remembered.

An aerial view of the township
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Whether you’re a tourist or a local, Soweto offers a unique experience for everyone, from the uniquely South African foods to sweet treats you can only find in Soweto.

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Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum
Vilakazi Street
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Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum

The Memorial Plackard is visited daily
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The Hector Pieterson Museum is a must visit while you’re in Johannesburg. It is one of the best ways to educate yourself on the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. The museum is named after the iconic young boy, Hector Pietersen, who was shot and killed by the police during a peaceful protest against apartheid.

Wandering the grounds of the museum you can find many tributes to our fellow South Africans
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You can learn about how things led up to this point and what drove the nation to stand against injustices. Rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor, visitors can easily see the Hector Pieterson Memorial as it’s just outside the museum making for the ideal way to complete the experience.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm
    • Sun, 10am - 4pm
  • Address: 8287 Khumalo St, Soweto
  • Contact Details: 011 536 2253
  • More Info: Website

Vilakazi Street

Vilakasi street boasts many tourist attractions
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Rated 4 stars on Tripadvisor, visitors reviewed Vilakazi Street as a “vibrant walk through history”.

Many famous South African icons like Benedict Wallet Vilakazi, the poet and first black South African to obtain a doctorate degree and Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, have called this street their home.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who still resides there, can often be seen walking the streets chatting to his neighbours.

The humble home Mandela and his wife lived in.
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Many great men hail from this street that is so rich in history. Take a trip down to Vilakazi Street and feel the history! While in Soweto a visit to the Mandela House Museum is always an interesting stop.

  • Cost at Mandela House Museum:
    • R60 - International Visitors
    • R40 - Holders of SA IDs
    • R20 - Students, Kids (6yrs+)
    • R5 - Kids (Under 6yrs)
  • Address: Vilakazi Street, Soweto
  • More Info: Website
To experience the full feel of Soweto, try some of the unique cuisine available from the local cafes.

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Thrill seekers often bungee jump from the towers
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Other activities nearby Include:

Visiting a township can be daunting, you should always keep your wits about you, do not display valuables and always use an accredited tour company as you would visiting any other place in the world.

Soweto will leave you feeling a little closer to your African roots and a lot more informed of the struggle South Africans faced together.

Feel like something else? Check what movies are showing in Soweto at Ster Kinekor Maponya. Or check out what events are happening.

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