In the 'hood, Soweto as a destination

South of Johannesburg is Soweto, 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. The name Soweto is an acronym, made up - in apartheid days - from the first letters of the words “south western township”. Soweto is inhabited by over two million people, with homes ranging from extravagant mansions ... cont.

Cnr Union Ave & Main Road, Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Directions to Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square

From Soweto Highway
• Follow Soweto Highway, pass Engen Garage on the left and keep going until major traffic light, and turn left into Klipspruit Valley Road
• Pass Orlando Stadium on the left
• Pass signage on the right that leads to Hector Peterson Museum
• Go through major traffic lights where Klipspruit Valley Road intersects Old Potchefstroom Road
• Follow Klipspruit Valley Road over the bridge
• Keep on Klipspruit Valley Road by going through the first circle
• Pass the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication on the right hand side
• At the next circle, take a three quarter turn around the circle, and turn left into Union Road
• Pass the market stalls on the right hand side and Kliptown Plaza on the left hand side
• At the T-Junction, turn right into Main Street, and pass the Kliptown Museum on the right hand side
• Turn right into the entrance of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication to access parking at The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square.

From M1 South (Baragwanath Exit)
• Exit M1 South (Baragwanath), and turn right into Old Potchefstroom Road
• Pass Baragwanath Hospital on the left, and the taxi rank on the right
• Pass St. John’s Hospital on the left
• Pass University of Johannesburg on the left
• Turn left into Modjadji Road (just before the Shell Garage)
• Follow Modjadji Road which winds through Pimville
• Pass the Soweto Country Club signage on the left
• Turn left at the circle onto Klipspruit Valley Road.
• Pass the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication on the right hand side
• At the next circle, take a three quarter turn around the circle, and turn left into Union Rd
• Pass the market stalls on the right hand side and Kliptown Plaza on the left hand side
• At the T-Junction, turn right into Main Street, and pass the Kliptown Museum on the right hand side
• Turn right into the entrance of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication to access parking at The Soweto Hotel – Freedom Square.

From Golden Highway (NI Bloemfontein/Roodeport coming from Pretoria or Fourways)
• Follow N1 Roodeport/Bloemfontein coming from Pretoria or Fourways
• Pass William Nicol off-ramp
• Pass Malibongwe off-ramp
• Pass Beyers Naude off-ramp
• Pass 14th Avenue off-ramp
• Pass Gordon off-ramp
• Pass Maraisburg off-ramp
• Pass Randskou off-ramp
• Exit Golden Highway off-ramp and turn right onto Golden Highway (Direction Vereeniging)
• Pass Sasol Garage on the left
• Pass the BP Garage on the left and signage to Soweto Country Club
• Turn right into Union Road
• Pass Eldorado Park (residential) on the right
• Go through traffic lights and straight through circle, keeping on Union Road
• Pass the market stalls on the right hand side and Kliptown Plaza on the left hand side
• At the T-Junction, turn right into Main Street, and pass the Kliptown Museum on the right hand side
• Turn right into the entrance of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication to access parking at The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square.

Coming from M1 South Exit Nasrec/Eldorado Park
• Coming from M1 South exit Nasrec/Eldorado Park fork
• Keep right by following Eldorado signage (you are now on Golden Highway)
• Pass Kaizer Chiefs Village on the left
• Pass Columbine turn off on the right
• Go through major traffic light
• Pass Sasol Garage on the left
• Pass the BP Garage on the left and signage to Soweto Country Club
• Turn right onto Union Road
• Pass Eldorado Park (residential) on the right
• Go through traffic lights and straight through circle, keeping on Union Road
• Pass the market stalls on the right hand side and Kliptown Plaza on the left hand side
• At the T-Junction, turn right into Main Street, and pass the Kliptown Museum on the right hand side
• Turn right into the entrance of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication to access parking at The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square.

Coming from Randskou Exit
• Coming from the concrete highway from Pretoria or Sandton, exit Randskou
• At the top of the exit, turn right into Randskou Road, which changes to Ben Naude
• Pass under the Pedestrian walkway, and turn right at the traffic light into Marthinus Smuts Road
• Follow Marthinus Smuts Road down, and pass the hostels on the left
• Marthinus Smuts Road ends at a T-Junction, turn right, pass the 1st slip road turning left and then turn left into the major road to face the traffic lights on Old Potchefstroom Road
• Turn right into Old Potchefstroom Road
• Pass Baragwanath Hospital on the left
• Pass St John’s Hospital on the left
• Pass Shoprite on the right
• Pass University of Johannesburg Campus on the right
• Turn left into Modjadji Road after passing signage leading to the Walters Sisulu Square of Dedication – Kliptown (there is a Shell garage at this turn)
• Follow Modjadi Road which winds through Pimville
• Pass the turn to the Soweto Country Club
• Join the traffic circle and exit the first turn left into Klipspruit Valley Road
• Pass the Walter Sisulu Square on your right
• At the next traffic circle, make a 3 quarter turn, and exit into Union Road
• Pass the market stalls on your right and Kliptown Plaza on the left
• At the T-Junction, turn right into Main Street, and pass the Kliptown Museum on the right hand side
• Turn right into the entrance of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication to access parking at The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square.

Amenities in the area

  • Bars and/or Nightlife (5 km)
  • Business Services (5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (5 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (10 km)
  • Car Hire (10 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (10 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (10 km)
  • Grocery Store (10 km)
  • Internet Cafι (10 km)
  • Post Office (10 km)
  • Shopping Mall (10 km)
  • Airport (45 km)

Activities

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  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural experiences
  • Galleries / museums
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Township tours

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