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Best things to do in Soweto

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Vilakazi Street is the Soweto street of the greats, named after Dr Benedict Wallet Vilakazi, a distinguished writer and educator who wrote the first poetry book published in Zulu. The homes of two Nobel Peace Prize laureates – South Africa’s first democratically elected president, the late Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu – are found on Vilakazi Street. This is the only street in the world that can boast having had two Nobel Laureates as residents.”
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Establishment
“A place to enjoy bumgie jumping and see the beauty of Soweto from aerial view. It's close to Chaf Pozi restaurant where you can relax and enjoy your day.”
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Museum
“Vilakazi Street is the most famous street in Soweto and it the only street in the world to have had two noble prize winners as its residents. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived and live in Vilakazi Street. Nelson Mandela’s house has become a museum and the Tutu’s house is still used as a normal home by the Tutu family.”
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History Museum
“Most popular in the township of Soweto a 15minute drive should get you there no problems.”
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History Museum
“Visit Vilakazi street and and pop in at the Mandela house where there is rich history of this nobble man. ”
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Travel Agency
“Soweto consists of a community of extremes. On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. View the Hector Pieterson Museum. Visit an informal settlement. Drive past Mandela House Museum. Walk through the Regina Mundi Church. Drive past Maponya Shopping Mall. Drive past the Soccer City Stadium. Visit Freedom Square and Freedom Charter Memorial. Drive along Vilakazi Street. Drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela. See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela”
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Establishment
“You best get to experience Soweto by bike. It is safe, vibey and a great experience into Joburg. And, they serve a great bunny chow for lunch :)”
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Route
“Vilakazi Street is one of the most famous streets in South Africa. Historic and vibrant, it is something to experience!”
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Movie Theatre
“This place has a lot of Heritage sites and African food, they also have a market where they sell beautiful African Garments. Mandela House is based around the area and it is a Heritage site which I know that people love to visit.”
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Point of Interest
“Experience great performance by different artists covering a variety of music, dance, shows and etc in the heart of Soweto.”
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African Restaurant
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“Although I haven't eaten here personally I have heard great things about it.”
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Travel Agency
“Please ask me for advice, I have a fantastic guide who will work around your needs & who knows the city extremely well”
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Restaurant
“You will experience a fun night with live music, house music played by different seasonal DJs of Soweto. You will also have fun during the day by enjoying bumgie jumping since the place is situated in Orlando Towers.”
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Route
“This is where you will see where Nelson Mandela used to live. The place is nostalgic yet fun. There are many restaurants around where you can get nice delicacies and the best cocktails.”
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Convention Center
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Shopping Mall
“It's a huge shopping complex with most stores selling a variety of established local and international brands at reasonable prices. If love entertainment and activities, the mall has a movies' theater, pub, restaurants and a gym. The mall is owned by a Sowetan businessman who started business selling clothes on the streets of Johannesburg during the dark days of Apartheid in the 1960s when Africans were not allowed to trade in white areas under the racial segregation laws.”
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