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Soweto Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 136 photos


soweto is short for southwestern township. soweto is located just outside johannesburg. it was home to nelson mandela and still home for archbishop desmon tutu. some parts of soweto are basically squatter area's. nelson and desmon lived in a nicer section of the township.

desmon tutu's residence

desmon is an archbishop and a defender of racial equality. desmon won the nobel peace prize in 1984.

nelson mandela's house

this was nelson's first home, he lived here for about 15 yrs. it is now an historic site and receives many visitors each day, the house is right down the street (vilakazi st.) from tutu's. there are many original items in the house, including furniture, clothing and awards presented to him. this place is a must see. nelson won the nobel peace prize in 1993.

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  • Pros:alot of original historic items inside.
  • Cons:go early, otherwise can get crowded.
  • In a nutshell:soweto, home to 2 nobel prize winner's.
  • Last visit to Soweto: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 25, 2007
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