Guided Tour of Soweto

Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng,
South Africa, bordering the city’s mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships.
Formerly a separate municipality, it is now incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality,
Suburbs of Johannesburg.


A tale of Two Cities

Soweto consists of a community of extremes. On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park.

Some of the houses in that area sell for over one and two million rands. Today Soweto is the largest Black residential area in South Africa and has a population of more than 3.5 Million people with the land in extent of 120KM squared.

There is a visible development since 1994 (Post Apartheid Era).

COST:    R330.00 per person

GUIDE:   Charlie Moyo

TOUR DAYS:   Everyday

TIME: 09:30  – 13:00

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URBAN BACKPACKERS is a gathering place for people from all corners of the globe wanting to experience a fair share of Joburg’s flair and still feel right at home.

We offer cheap hostel accommodation as well as a restaurant and world class entertainment


Choose from a double room for your comfort and privacy. Or opt for one of our twin rooms. If you're travelling in a group, book a 4 or 6 sleeper dormitory:)

100 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2001