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Accommodation Soweto – Soweto Accommodation

Find accommodation in the most popular places to stay in Soweto in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.  Accommodation Africa South will soon provide you with a list of all the best destinations, things to do and see whether you are looking for a ‘naughty’ weekend away from the kids, an adventure, vacation or holiday accommodation or somewhere to stay because you are a travelling salesman, contractor or other profession that involves a lot of travelling and staying away from home.  We also plan to have venues and places where you can have conferences, conventions, expos,  special events like weddings, birthday parties, art, craft, and other exhibitions, as well as farmers or christmas markets and agricultural and other shows.  We also have a calendar of events in the Gauteng and other places in South Africa if you wish to see whats on.

Soweto is about an hours drive from Johannesburg and an hour and a half  from Pretoria, close to Westonaria, not too far from Alberton on the East Rand, with Krugersdorp a little further away on the West Rand.

Check the linked establishments for their brochure page with amenities, facilities, website, contact information, and other details.

See below the table for more about Soweto, its vicinity and neighboring areas. Below the table is a bit of history, emergency and other numbers, attractions in the area, what to do and see in and around Soweto, and links to find out more.

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About Soweto

Soweto is the largest township in Gauteng with huge areas still made up of informal settlements and shack dwellings. The name is made up of the following syllables – South West Township.

Soweto History

The township was a result of the separate development plans of  apartheid era, and the housing problem that was caused by the many people flocking to the goldmines after the war from all over africa . More history to follow in due course.

Attractions in and around Soweto

There is a huge wine festival hosted at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg the first week in September since 2004. Landmarks in the area;  Orlando and Freedom Towers, and the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital, which is the largest in South Africa.

Soweto boasts many stadiums for soccer and other sport; FNB Stadium, Eldorado Park Stadium, Dobsonville Stadium, Orlando Stadium, Noordgesig Stadium, Jabavu Stadium and the Meadowlands Stadium.

Places to visit are the Hector Peterson Museum, the Nelson Mandela National Museum, Credo Mutwa Village, Walter Sisulu Square and the Regina Mundi Church. There is also an old Avro Shackleton aircraft on permanent display on the roof of Vic’s Viking Garage on the Golden Highway.

Music is big – listen to the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Soweto Melodic Voices and the Soweto String Quartet.

Great Soweto Links

Soweto is included in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality  – Sedibeng 
Closest universities are WITS and Johannesburg university in Johannesburg and UNISA in Pretoria.
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Wiki – Soweto

Helpful numbers for Soweto

Emergency Services – Medicross Soweto –  (+27) 18-2970650.

Local Number enquiries 1023
International Enquiries 903
Time 1026
Tourism Info and Safety Line             083 123 2345
Police 10111
Ambulance 10117
SA Weather Service 82 162

American Express             +27 (0)11 359 0111
Diners Club             +27 (0)11 358 8400
Mastercard International (TF)             0800 990418
VISA International (TF)             0800 990475
Thomas Cook – Rennies (TF)             0800 998175
Europ Assistance             +27 (0)11 359 5000
Medical Rescue International             +27 (0)11 242 0242
SA National Parks Board             +27 (0)12 428 9111
Gauteng Parks & Tourism Board             +27 (0)18 397 1500

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