Taking a Soweto Tour is popular amongst visitors to Johannesburg, with many companies operating tours of the township. The tours allow visitors to explore everyday life in Soweto as well as find out more about the history of the area and the effects of apartheid.
For nearby access to tours of Soweto, choose the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg as a base. After a long day exploring Soweto, guests can relax and unwind at one of Johannesburg's finest hotels, which offers upscale accommodation and delicious food, along with a fully equipped fitness centre.
Visiting the Soweto district
Soweto tours take the visitor into the township to visit some of its most prominent landmarks, museums and attractions. Travellers can find out more about the history of Soweto and its struggle against apartheid at the Hector Pieterson Museum. A visit to other historical landmarks, such as the former Kliptown squatter camps and the Regina Mundi church, can also be arranged as part of Soweto tours.
As well as learning about the history of the area, tourists can also visit the Bara Market and see impressive buildings of the upmarket area of Diepkloof. The more adventurous can experience the Soweto Tower Power Swing, a thrill ride suspended between 2 power station cooling towers. The tours will also take you to enjoy a drink at the Rotos Shebeen or one of the many superb restaurants in the area.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
With superb accommodation, an indoor swimming pool and sauna, and the highly recommended Central One Restaurant, the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Johannesburg.