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For most, Soweto (short for South West Townships) is synonymous with resistance to apartheid, South Africa’s former policy of racial segregation. The township’s complex past is visible in Soweto’s moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions.

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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.08
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$90.08
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Soweto and Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

Soweto and Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

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Why the travelers book this tour because Soweto represents the hard-fought struggle against apartheid. We look beyond the bloody legend of the 16 June 1976 uprising and behind the hardened face of resistance politics, to the core Soweto- its people. Soweto is about people leading their lives - working and commuting, celebrating and grieving, see the poverty of an informal settlement shack and hostels in contrast with upper class suburbs of Diepkloof in Soweto. this tour promises a warm experience of this fascinating place.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.15
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$92.15
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Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

Half-Day Tour of Soweto Tour

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Visiting South Africa's most famous township can be tricky to do independently. But this half-day tour of Soweto lets you explore with a guide who was born and raised there. You'll hear personal insights into the culture of the township and learn about Soweto's vibrant modern personality.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.60
Price varies by group size
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$68.60
Price varies by group size
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bicycle tour soweto

bicycle tour soweto

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Experience daily life in Soweto on this guided bike tour. Check out Nelson Mandela's house, learn about the history of Apartheid in South Africa and gain a deeper understanding of this nation's
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.79
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$91.79

Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

Soweto & Johannesburg Half Day Tour

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Combine a comprehensive tour of Johannesburg with an educational visit to Soweto Township in a single tour. This half-day excursion allows you to check many of the must-see area landmarks off your list, including the Hector Pieterson Museum, the Apartheid Museum, and Constitution Hill. Along the way, you'll enjoy insightful commentary from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.59
Price varies by group size
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$59.59
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Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

Johannesburg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour

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Get to know the history and landmarks of Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, in a full-day tour. Visit Soweto, the hometown of Nelson Mandela, as well as a full city tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. All entrance fees, lunch, snacks, and bottled water included. Pickup and drop-off at your Johannesburg hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.39
Price varies by group size
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$133.39
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Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Cultural Tour incl Nelson Mandela House Visit

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Explore the culture, history and traditions of Soweto on this private tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Spend half of a day venturing into one of the nation's most incredible towns. Visit Nelson Mandela's home, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum and more. Choose to bungee jump (additional cost) or roll through the streets on two wheels with an optional bike tour (own expense). Round-trip transport and a friendly, professional guide makes this private tour hassle-free.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.59
per group
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$138.59
per group
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

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Soweto is one of the most famous townships in Johannesburg and the site of many significant events during the apartheid era. On this tour, discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum, and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum. Then, find out more about South Africa’s harrowing history at the Apartheid Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.71
Price varies by group size
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$113.71
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Travel, Transportation, and History Tours Johannesburg

Travel, Transportation, and History Tours Johannesburg

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Our Tours focus on the history and heritage sites of Soweto. We connect with locals in Kliptown, the first black residential area in Soweto. Guest's engage with locals in the informal settlement, Vaga-Sporo. We offer: Fathers of Soweto Tour, Hall of fame Tour and cover iconic landmarks that are vital to our history. We include surrounding areas: Eldorado Park, Colored community and Lenasia, Indian (Asian) community and explore the different cultures and food. We have young and vibrant guides that are born and bred in Soweto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.16
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$67.16

Soweto Half Day Private Tour 4 hours R 1250,00

Soweto Half Day Private Tour 4 hours R 1250,00

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Located just a half-hour drive from Johannesburg, Soweto is one of the most famous townships in the city. On this tour, discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum, and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.39
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$94.39

Soweto Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Soweto Full-Day Tour with Lunch

For most, Soweto (short for South Western Township) is synonymous with resistance to apartheid, South Africa's former policy of racial segregation. The township's complex past is visible in Soweto's moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions. This tour is a melting pot of South African cultures and considered to be a vibrant and energetic hub, which will ignite your senses. It is believed that for any visitor a tour of Soweto is a must, which will help in experiencing the vibrant street life and witness some historical sites. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a tour to Soweto.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.51
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$48.51
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Soweto, including the Apartheid Museum, on this full-day excursion from Johannesburg. You'll check off all the important sights, including the Oppenheimer Tower, Vilakazi Street, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, and Nelson Mandela's house while listening to in-depth commentary. The day's final stop is the Apartheid Museum for a 2-hour tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.19
Price varies by group size
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$128.19
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Soweto Highlights Tour

Soweto Highlights Tour

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Personal interaction,Bungee Jumping Landmark of Orlando Cooling Towers, Soccer stadiums,Mandela and Desmond Tutu at Vilakazi street both Nobel peace prize awardees,Elephant Houses Hector Pieterson, Freedom Square, Roman Catholic Church aka Regina Mundi and learn of their impact to liberation movement
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.52
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$67.52
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Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Incl Soweto & Cultural Experience

Private Johannesburg Full Day Tour Incl Soweto & Cultural Experience

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Explore the best of what Johannesburg has to offer with this full day tour including a safari and a traditional South African 'sun-downer.' See the Lion Park to see one of Africa's most majestic big cats. Visit Soweto, the country's most famous township. Take in the important exhibits at the Apartheid Museum. Enjoy an evening drink – a sun-downer – in Maboneng.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.00
per group
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$270.00
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Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Take a deep dive into South Africa's history on this multi-stop tour that includes Soweto, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. With a guide in the lead and round-trip transportation provided, this ambitious tour examining the history of apartheid in South Africa is made stress-free. Learn about the Great Trek through a visit to the Voortrekker Museum, see the Union Buildings, the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, and the Mandela Bridge. Along the way, your guide will provide sensitive, in-depth commentary about the country's history and culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.23
Price varies by group size
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$173.23
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Ultimate Johannesburg Tour

Ultimate Johannesburg Tour

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Covering 3 of greater Johannesburg’s most famous places, the Ultimate Johannesburg Tour is a deep dive into the city’s turbulent history and the strides it has taken since. This intense tour takes you around the City of Johannesburg, South Africa’s financial capital; Soweto, the country’s largest township; and the Apartheid Museum, a ground-breaking museum illustrating the rise and fall of apartheid. Revealing its history one story at a time, Stephenson Adventures gets you up-close to the vibrant streets of Jo’burg.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.62
Price varies by group size
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$86.62
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Soweto Halfday Tour

Soweto Halfday Tour

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Nhlalala Travel realized the importance of treating our guests' holiday to the first hand experience. Through our exposure in serving guests from various corners of the world we have no doubt touring the Soweto township with us will make one fall in love with this township. Our guide/s relate from depth wealth of knowledge and research of what made Soweto. Though the making of this today tourists populated only township in Africa is heart tearing, we at Nhlalala Travel find it necessary to tell and prove to the world Soweto is a sweet (water) well carrying on watering the green future to the South Africans. Sit back and listen to all the making of Soweto whereby the outcome be witnessed on the tour from the start till end. INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.67
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$61.67
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Full Day Soweto, Constitutional Hill and Johannesburg City Tour - 8hrs

Full Day Soweto, Constitutional Hill and Johannesburg City Tour - 8hrs

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This tour takes you on a Unique experience of Johannesburg. We have qualified guides that will give you an insight into the history of Johannesburg and its more recent reflection on the migrant population of the City of Gold. We will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Constitutional Hill where Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and many activists that shaped the course of South African history were imprisoned. This is also the site of the highest Court in the Land is located. We will drive you through Braamfontein and over the Nelson Mandela Bridge to the Central Business District of Johannesburg and explore what makes this thriving city unique. Then we head to Soweto to discover this amazing township which is home to two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and the site of the June 16, Soweto Uprising.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.87
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$110.87

Soweto & Johannesburg Private

Soweto & Johannesburg Private

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Why should travelers book this tour because Soweto represents the hard-fought struggle against apartheid . We look beyond the bloody legend of the 16 June uprising and behind the hardened face of resistance politics, to core of Soweto- its people. Soweto is about people leading their lives- working and commuting, celebrating and grieving. See the poverty of informal settlement shack and hostel in contrast with the upper class suburbs of Diepkloof in Soweto.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.67
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$121.67
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Soweto Township Half Day Tour

Soweto Township Half Day Tour

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The township of Soweto is a fascinating place but tricky to visit independently. This guided tour takes you there and introduces you to its residents and important landmarks so that you can leave with a deeper understanding of life in a township.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.04
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$45.04

The 'Real' Soweto Tour

The 'Real' Soweto Tour

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Discover the township of Soweto, just outside Johannesburg, during this small-group excursion. Learn about the history and struggles of South Africa as you visit important sights such as Nelson Mandela’s former home, the Hector Pieterson Museum dedicated to the 1976 student uprising against apartheid, and the Regini Mundi Catholic church. Also, stroll down Vilakazi Street home to traditional restaurants and shops.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.54
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$71.54

Soweto Half Day Tour

Soweto Half Day Tour

SOWETO Being the largest township of South Africa with the population estimated to 3 million and being the birthplace of the struggle icons,political movements and activists make it unique not forgetting the culture within Soweto.With Hector Peterson Museum included,Learn more about the rise & fall of the apartheid.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.18
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$78.18
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Half Day Soweto Tour

Half Day Soweto Tour

With a population of over 2 million, the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the Apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Many of the insights on this route therefore have political significance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.50
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$63.50

Full day Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour from Pretoria&Johannesburg, every FRIDAY

Full day Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour from Pretoria&Johannesburg, every FRIDAY

Get a comprehensive, full-day tour of Soweto Township, including entrance to the Apartheid Museum, on this excursion departing from Johannesburg or Sandton. With a guide in the lead, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the experience while listening to insightful narration. Get a close look at the rise and fall of apartheid through site visits and commentary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.30
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$122.30
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Should I book Soweto tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Soweto can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Soweto 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Soweto costs USD 38.11. Guided Soweto tours start around USD 38.11 per person.
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What's the best way to experience Soweto?