"1 Brief View of Life in Soweto" Top 5 Page for this destination Soweto by glabah
Soweto Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 135 photos
My flight into J-Burg arrived late at night, and it wasn't a long enough time for me to transfer to my USA bound flight that same evening, so as sheduled I had almost an entire day at the hotel in J-Burg.
What to do?
I decided on the Soweto Tour, which I felt was a very good decision. There are an amazing number of things in this place.
Despite the reputation of Soweto being one vast slum of poverty due to racism problems, there are actually some fairly wealthy areas, and some middle class. The area appears to have changed vastly since the news reports we saw as teenagers in the 1980s.
Here you will find several museums dedicated to the past events involving protests against the unjust social system that South Africa used to have, and the effort it took to get those problems corrected.
And, unfortunately, there are still some very poor slum areas in Soweto.
Not so very long ago, Soweto was an area that the powerful people of South Africa pretty much ignored. It was a source... more travel advice
glabah's Related Pages
Soweto Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "16 June 1976 - Youth Day"
- "Soweto - not what we expected"
- "1 Brief View of Life in Soweto"
- "SOuth WEst TOwnship ~ Soweto"
- "Don't take the tour bus!!"
- "Soweto - South Africa's child"
- "Wow, what an experience"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Soweto
- Hotels in Soweto
- Transportation in Soweto
- Nightlife in Soweto
- Restaurants in Soweto
- Warnings and Dangers in Soweto
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Soweto
- 3 Reviews
- 6 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 1 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (40)
Have you been to Soweto?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Soweto
Photos in SowetoSee All Photos (6)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Seattle Intro, 161 reviews, 790 photos, 15 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Portland Intro, 156 reviews, 651 photos, 7 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tacoma Intro, 86 reviews, 376 photos, 2 travelogues
- Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Intro, 26 reviews, 352 photos, 31 travelogues
- Victoria Intro, 73 reviews, 237 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Port Townsend Intro, 58 reviews, 218 photos, 2 travelogues
- William Finley National Wildlife Refuge Intro, 26 reviews, 214 photos, 12 travelogues
- Washougal Intro, 20 reviews, 201 photos, 15 travelogues
- Magnolia Bluff Intro, 39 reviews, 174 photos, 4 travelogues
- Friday Harbor Intro, 45 reviews, 148 photos, 1 travelogue