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Soweto attracts only a small number of travelers, who mostly stop for a short visit to see the Regina Mundi Church. Travelers visiting the area might want to check out some more popular nearby destinations such as Johannesburg and Pretoria. If you do travel to Soweto, please add your favorite spots in this Soweto travel guide.
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As the world's most famous prisoner (held in captivity for 27 years) and, then becoming South Africa's president, Nelson Mandela exemplifies a moral integrity that shines far beyond South Africa.

Much of what occurred in his political history took place in a sprawling township just outside of Johannesburg... called Soweto, which has over 3,000,000 inhabitants.


I would personally never do an actual tour here (would rather be with a local friend), but they are popular and if you don’t know a local to show you around, I would recommend it.

They take you to local sparzas (informal shops), and shebeens (bars), restaurants and some sights.

The sights are commercialised and a ‘Soweto experience’ will not be totally accurate with all the comforts that come with a tour, but it’ll probably be the closest you will get to experiencing something of this fascinating place.

The tours also bring much needed revenue to the area.
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and onother tip, is in kenya,mombasa,nairobi,mt. kenya. safari,in the maasai mara,amboseli,serengeti,then get back to the night life of mombasa by night,in the beach,people are frendly,food is great,weather is super,clubbing in mombasa,nairobi is tha bomb.!!, golf,diving,fishing,luxurious massage,wellness,african nights,maasai,and many other cultures. don`t wait to be told just see it for your self.
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The best places to visit-Hector Peterson Memorial, and the former home of Winnie and Nelson Mandela.  Upon entering the home you'll see a wall that was added to the interior of the home just to protect the family from bullets.

It's a moving experience to see and read the stories of the time where the home was the residence of the Mandelas.
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A must see for sure for one who to Jo'Burg. Johannesburg is an amazing city, my.. (More)
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