What to expect
Soweto is an urban settlement or ‘township’ in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg; with a population of approximately 1.3 million.
Soweto became the largest Black city in South Africa, but until 1976 its population could have status only as temporary residents, serving as a workforce for Johannesburg.
*FNB Stadium (Soccer City Stadium)
*Hector Peterson Museum
*Mandela House *Desmond Tutu’s House
What you’ll need
Camera, comfortable walking shoes, Lunch is included, sunscreen and a hat.
Where we’ll be
Curiocity Backpackers, 302 Fox St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, 2094
This tour leaves daily at 10am and finishes at 2pm . Booking essential
About your host
Dubbed the Minister of Tourism in the Maboneng Precinct, Bheki Dube is the force behind Curiocity Hostels and MainStreetWalks.
Visit the City of Gold, Johannesburg learning about its origin and how it is South Africa’s biggest city by the size of the population.
Your host, Paula Majola is flexible and accommodating, entertaining is Her middle name and she will ensure you feel at home, as well as a answer all your questions regarding the history of Soweto. She can also organize cultural activities for guests, including invites to community events
We will start our tour by reaching a look out point of Orlando East and West. You will get an introduction of Soweto – it’s size, the history of how Soweto was formed and the people that make up this large township. You will see and learn more about some of our landmarks such as the Orlando stadium and the brightly painted Orlando towers. Learn one of the many greetings to interact with people along the way!
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