New PictureAfter a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg City and Suburbs we visit Soweto, the biggest township in Africa housing ca. 4 million people.

Arrive in Soweto and drive through Diepkloof Extension the rich suburb that houses some of our millionaires. View the men’s hostel built during the times of the mining industry in Gauteng for the men working in the mines in this area.

Continue to Baragwanath Hospital and stopover for the view over Soweto.

Drive past the Orlando power station built to supply Johannesburg with electricity and not Soweto. Short stopover at Vista University. Stopover at Fred Clark ex Salvation Army training college and my first home in Soweto.

Stopover at Regina Mundi a Catholic Church that opened its doors for political meetings during apartheid. One of the church members will give us a tour of the church.

Continue towards Orlando East, the first township to be built in the 30’s. Drive through a few traffic circles of Orlando East planned by the regime to control and safeguard Soweto against the then so-called ‘terrorist’.

Drive past Hector Pieterson’s memorial the apparent first victim to be shot during the uprisings of 1976.

Continue to Sakhumzi one of Soweto’s best Restaurants. Enjoy meal and meet the people.

Depart from Soweto back to your hotel.

 

 

 

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Jo’burg skylines
Historical buildings: Star Newspaper, City Hall
Apartheid Museum
Baragwanath Hospital
Baragwanath Bridge
Reginah Mundi Church
Hector Pieterson Museum
Vilakazi Street Restaurant
Mandela Family House Museum

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