Map of Soweto, Gauteng
Soweto Map - Soweto detail and street level map showing the suburbs and landmarks of Soweto including the location of Regina Mundi Church and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Soweto is a city developed as a township for black people under the apartheid system. Most of the struggle against apartheid was fought in and from Soweto. For additional information about this vibrant and exciting city including its attractions and events please visit Soweto Information.
If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at Soweto Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through Soweto, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our Soweto Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out Soweto Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.
Featured Attractions in (or near) Soweto
The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Their liberation in ... more information
The Hector Pieterson Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. Soweto, a city developed as a township for black ... more information
Kliptown is the oldest district in Soweto, famous as the site known as the Congress of the People, where 3 000 gathered together in 1955 to write the Freedom Charter. It later served as the basis for South Africa's liberal constitution. There is more history. The place where they met was ... more information
Standing in Freedom Square in Soweto, the Kliptown Open Air Museum, dedicated to Walter Sisulu, tells the story of the drafting of the Freedom Charter. And it does so via photographs, art, song, news clipping and narration. It is a thoroughly visual journey made by visitors to the museum, one that ... more information
Nelson Mandela's humble house in Orlando West, Soweto, now called the Mandela Family Museum, is an interesting stopover for those keen to imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner. The museum, a house comprising four inter-leading rooms, contains a rather ... more information
In the midst of Soweto, on the corner of Majoeng and Ntsane Streets, you will find a garden. Actually it looks as if it could be a forest, the many trees of the garden are so dense, and it certainly qualifies as a bird sanctuary for this reason. The Oppenheimer's already have a gorgeous garden in the more affluent suburbs of ... more information
Soccer City is earmarked to host both the opening and final matches of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Built in 1987, Soccer City has played host to some of the most memorable matches in South Africa’s soccer history. Soccer City has been enlarged to a seat 94 700 for soccer’s showcase event. Some significant changes ... more information
Visit this fascinating town, meet her people, learn about the history of Soweto from the people who experienced it, dine in her restaurants, visit a Shebeen (local Pub), take a guided tour and perhaps visit the Hector Peterson Memorial Site, Nelson Mandela's former home (now a museum), Baragwanath ... more information
The Soweto Tour: The Soweto tour gives you the opportunity to gain a new perspective and personal insight into the largest Black city in Africa. Soweto is synonymous with the struggle for freedom in South Africa and is a vibrant, culturally rich township situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Within ... more information
Just about every tour through Soweto stops at Vilakazi Street. There is reason enough. It is probably the most famous street in the huge Soweto township. Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu lived here – how many places can claim that two Nobel Prize winners lived in the same street. In fact ... more information