A place filled with the history of the struggle against apartheid and abuzz of the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists who are looking for more than sun, sea and the big five. This a place worth visiting. Discover the heritage sites, restaurants, shebeens and budget accommodation. The first thing you need to do is plan out your trip:
Visit Hector Peiterson Museum
Located in Orlando West, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. It was one of museums opened in 16 June 2002. The museum covers the events leading up to, and during, the anti – Afrikaans Soweto uprising.
Make a stop at Vilakazi Street
One of South Africa’s most famous streets – the only one in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners –A must-see tourist attraction. The main attraction is of course Madela house, now a museum. The Vilakazi precinct features a number a restaurants guaranteed to give you the ultimate “Soweto experience”
Originally the site of a coal fired power station, the Orlando Towers have become one of the most distinctive landmarks in Soweto and the site of the world’s first bungee hump between two cooling towers.
Make your next trip a cultural experience, Explore your beautiful country.