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Articles: Soweto Tours

Soweto tours will show you a world of hope

Soweto, short for South Western Townships, is an urban area in the greater metropolis of Johannesburg, Gauteng. This settlement was once a jarring example of segregation in the apartheid era of South Africa, reserved for black Africans. However, a resilient combination of hope and resistance blossomed, and the subsequent events led Soweto to become known as the birthplace of the struggle, the fight for freedom. Today, many Soweto tours celebrate this neighbourhood as a sign of hope and victory, and the melting pot of culture and entertainment that exist here is something that can only be truly appreciated by experiencing it for yourself.

Soweto tours will take you on a colourful journey through the rich heritage of this extraordinary town. Explore the Regina Church, a famous refuge from the State police; visit the homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; pay our respects at the Hector Pieterson Memorial; and visit Freedom Square, amongst other sites of significance.

The former house of Nelson Mandela is now the Nelson Mandela National Museum and is one of the largest tourist attractions in Soweto. It is filled with his personal artifacts. Long-time residents will lead this part of the Soweto tours, showing the various items that belonged to Mandela to visitors and explaining the facts and stories about them.

Another important museum covered by Soweto tours is the Hector Pieterson Museum, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. The museum is named in his honour and became one of the first museums in Soweto when it opened in on 16 June 2002.

37 West Adventures is a recognized market leader in sightseeing adventures such as the Soweto tours. We invite all travellers, both local and abroad, to share in the majestic allure of Gauteng. We offer travellers the unique opportunity to see Johannesburg and surrounds through our assortment of tour packages, each specifically designed to provide visitors with a lifelong memory of this amazing province. We specialize in day tours, dinner transfers, custom night entertainment transfers, and airport transfers. Click here to join us on this journey of discovery!

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