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When gold was discovered in Johannesburg in 1886, thousands of prospectors from all over the world rushed to the newly constructed town. Officials quickly segregated the residential areas, which led to the establishment of the township of Soweto. Today, Soweto houses more than a million people, who have significantly improved the "matchbox" houses of apartheid, and who strive to live a more prosperous life. Places to visit in Soweto include museums, churches, and stadiums, and visitors can also attend a variety of music, wine, and film festivals. During your trip to Soweto, make sure to visit the residences of notable historic figures, such as Nelson Mandela. Soweto is in Johannesburg. Plan the details of your Soweto holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use South Africa online travel route planner .

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Historic Sites in Soweto

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