Soweto

Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.SowetoSoweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.
Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.SowetoSoweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.

General Information

Soweto is an urban area situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa. The area’s name is an abbreviated form of the township’s original name, taking the first two letters of each word: “South Western Township”.

The area has a long and rich history and some of the original townships which came together to form Soweto have been around since the First World War. The area was also a central point in the struggle against Apartheid with Soweto being the site of the 1976 Soweto uprising.

Today the area has developed its own culture and was one of the founding places of a South African form of hip hop called Kwaito which originated in the country’s townships. It is home to two soccer teams, a tennis tournament, a marathon and a wine festival. There is a Soweto Internet radio station, a Soweto TV channel and the Sowetan newspaper which are all media sources dedicated to Soweto. The area also has several sports stadiums, including the FNB Stadium which is Africa’s largest stadium and is home to the South African national football team – Bafana Bafana.

There are a number of things to do in Soweto for visiting tourists, including the Nelson Mandela National Museum, the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Regina Mundi church as well as a number of other Apartheid struggle memorials.

Some of the most popular attractions include a number of day tours which are available to take visitors through Soweto allowing them to experience the unique and rich culture which has developed in the township. In addition to this is the bungee jumping that is open daily from the top of the Orlando Towers, two cooling towers of a decommissioned coal fired power station which are a prominent feature on the Soweto skyline. Visitors can bungee jump from a bridge which spans the gap of the two cooling towers or just enjoy the beautiful view of Soweto from the top of the 100m tall structures.

Activities and Attractions

Soweto has a range of activities for it's visitors:

  • Usizo Lwenkosi Soweto Tours

  • Soweto Bicycle Tours

  • Hector Pieterson Memorial

  • Mandela House

  • Kremetart Park

  • Orlando West Regional Park

Accommodation

Although most tours in the area are day tours, accommodation is available in the area for those looking to stay the night in Soweto, including guest houses, bed and breakfasts and self-catering units. Please see our Accommodation Directory for a full listing. 

Soweto Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://sowetotourism.org.za
Telephone: 065 920 9717
E-mail: info@sowetotourism.org.za
Address: 11846 Senokoanyana Street
Ubuntu Kraal
Orlando West Extension
1804
SowetoSoweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.Soweto, situated in the southern half of Gauteng in South Africa.

Latest Listings - View All

GATE REPAIR SERVICES

GATE REPAIR SERVICES

GATE REPAIR SERVICES Need to have your, intercom or electric fence repaired? Or do you need a new installation? Let us assist you, with our expertise and 24 hou...
Read More
PETROL STATION FOR SALE - CYRUS BROKERS

PETROL STATION FOR SALE - CYRUS BROKERS

PETROL STATION FOR SALE - CYRUS BROKERS South Africa's largest petrol stations for sale marketplace to buy or sell a petrol station since 1998. We deal with...
Read More
PESTALOZZI TRUST - Freedom to Provide Home and Private Education

PESTALOZZI TRUST - Freedom to Provide Home and Private Education

Pestalozzi Trust - Protecting and promoting the right to home education in South Africa What is the Pestalozzi Trust? In the Pestalozzi Trust, a large number of...
Read More
THE TRAVELLING PIANO LADY

THE TRAVELLING PIANO LADY

THE TRAVELLING PIANO LADY - BRINGING LIVE PIANO MUSIC TO GAUTENG YEAR END FUNCTIONS CHRISTMAS CAROLS HOTEL LOUNGES & RESTAURANTS CORPORATE EVENTS: Breakfast...
Read More
PLAYON | GEPPETTO'S WORLD

PLAYON | GEPPETTO'S WORLD

PlayOn | Geppetto's World offers Therapeutic, Educational, Playgound, Developmental and Ocupational Toys for Children at School and Home throughou...
Read More
AM SOLAR - PROFESSIONAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS, RANDBURG

AM SOLAR - PROFESSIONAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS, RANDBURG

AM Solar is a specialist PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) system design, supply, installation and monitoring company in Gauteng. Multi-Award winning company since 2009  &...
Read More
MIKASI TRAVEL - WORLDWIDE TRAVEL AGENCY

MIKASI TRAVEL - WORLDWIDE TRAVEL AGENCY

MiKasi Travel offer services and reservations for Flight Tickets, Car Rental, Hotel Accommodation, Airport Shuttles & Transfers, Rail Passes, Cruises and Ho...
Read More

Latest Articles - View All

UK travellers can’t wait to visit SA – study

UK travellers can’t wait to visit SA – study

There is strong demand from UK travellers for travel to South Africa, according to a new consumer study by South African Tourism and data company, YouGov....
Read More
Tips on helping children cope with Covid-19

Tips on helping children cope with Covid-19

Tips on helping children cope with Covid-19, from Laager Tea4Kidz and renowned counselling psychologist.   With March marking a year ...
Read More
Top 10 Camping Sites in South Africa

Top 10 Camping Sites in South Africa

Top 10 Camping Sites in South Africa South Africa's breathtaking landscape, amiable climate and amazing wildlife make an ideal setting for a ...
Read More
New SA fintech startup aims to make travel affordable

New SA fintech startup aims to make travel affordable

New SA fintech startup aims to make travel affordable South African-founded travel-focused fintech Wunderlust aims to...
Read More