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About Soweto

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Soweto is located on the South West of Johannesburg, 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 to small one roomed homes. Soweto is a city of enterprise and cultural interaction. It is a popular tourist destination with sites such as Kliptown (where the Freedom Charter was drawn up), the home of former President Nelson Mandela the Hector Petersen Memorial sites, restaurants and shopping malls. Soweto also boasts the largest hospital in Africa.

Sowetans pride themselves on being urbane and streetwise. Most residents in Soweto are rooted in the metropolis. Soweto is a melting pot of South African cultures and has developed its own sub-cultures - especially for the young. Afro-American influence runs deep, but is adapted to local conditions.

From the foot bridge of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest on the continent, one can get a panoramic view of Soweto. In Diepkloof, you will find many grey, four-roomed homes, cynically called 'matchbox houses' by locals. These are the original dwellings constructed to accommodate the first black migrants to the cities who had come in search of greener pastures. Although they are small, locals take pride in their houses and many make an effort to make them homely. In contrast, there are various 'extensions' that have been established to accommodate the relatively affluent. One example is Diepkloof Extension, This suburb boasts beautiful homes, with good roads and all the amenities you would expect to find in prosperous suburbs

Other attractive sights are residences of famous anti-apartheid activists. Just a few kilometres drive from Diepkloof, you arrive at Orlando, the first township of Soweto. Here, you can visit Nelson Mandela's first house which is a popular tourist attraction. Mandela stayed here before he was imprisoned in 1961. Security guards will not let you in, but you can see the modest house clearly enough from the street. You can also have a glimpse of the mansion belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in an affluent part of Orlando West. Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house, the Sisulu residence and the Hector Pieterson memorial museum are in the same neighbourhood. The recently renovated museum offers a detailed account of the events of 1976, including visuals and eye-witness accounts.

Seeff Johannesburg South, Alberton and Soweto can assist you with a wide selection of residential property for sale or rental including houses, apartments, cluster developments, security villages, land and guesthouses.

ATTRACTIONS

Hector Pieterson Memorial Site
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.

Mandela Family Museum, Soweto
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.

Soccer City Stadium
LOCATED in Johannesburg’s southwest and only a stone’s throw from one of the country’s football crazy townships, Soccer City was formally known as FNB Stadium and underwent a R1.5-billion makeover for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. More than R120-million has been pumped into the Nasrec precinct, in which the stadium falls. The precinct has a fully functional transport hub, including a railway station. The rail system serves the industrial, commercial and residential developments planned for the area.


Regina Mundi & Thokoza Park
This is one of the biggest Catholic churches in South Africa. The Regina Mundi Church was the focal point of much of the struggle in the 70's and 80's and home to the famous Black Madonna and Child painting.

Maponya Mall
Maponya Mall is the heartbeat of Soweto. It is the hub where fashion and style meets choice and function. Where South Africa's vibrant and trendy Sowetan community gather to shop, socialise, eat, and to see and be seen.

Western Cape

Airport Road
Albertinia
Amanda Glen
Arabella
Atlantic Seaboard / Green Point
Atlantic Seaboard / Sea Point
Atlantic Seaboard Commercial
Bakoven
Bantry Bay
Baron's View
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Beaufort West
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Blommendal
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Boschenmeer
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Botriver
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Brackenridge
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Camps Bay
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Cape Town Southern Suburbs / Constantia
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Century City
Century city
Ceres
Chantecler
Claremont - Lynfrae
Claremont Upper
Clifton
Clovelly
De Tijger
De Waterkant
Devils Peak / High Cape
Durbanville
Durbanville Hills
Edgemead
Elands Bay
Eversdal
Fernkloof Estate
Fish Hoek
Fisherhaven
Flamingo Vlei
Franschhoek
franskraal
Fresnaye
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Goodwood
Goose Valley Golf Estate
Gordons bay
Gouritsmond
Grabouw
Greyton
Grotto Bay
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Harfield
Heidelberg
Hemel And Aarde Estate
Hermanus
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Imhoff's gift
Infanta/Malgas
Jakkalsfontein
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Keurbooms River
Kleinmond
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Paarl
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Thesen Islands
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Tokai
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Uniondale
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Upper Main Street
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Gauteng

Alberton
Alphen Park
Amberfield
Atholl
Atlasville
Auckland Park
Bardene
Bartlett
Bedfordview
Benmore Gardens
Benoni
Berario
Beverely Gardens
Beyers Park
Blairgowrie
Blue Valley Golf Estate
Bordeaux
Boskruin
Brackendowns
Brackenhurst
Brakpan
Brixton
Bronberrick - Centurion
Bronkhorstspruit
Brooklands Lifestyle Estate - Centurion
Bryanston
Candlewoods Country Estate - Centurion
Castleview
Centurion
Centurion Golf Estate
Cinderella
Clearwater Estate
Clubview
Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate - Centurion
Cornwall Hill Country Estate
Craigavon
Craighall
Cresta
Crystal Park
Cullinan
Dainfern
Darrenwood
Dawn Park
Denlee
Die Hoewes - Centurion
Dinwiddie
Doringkloof - Centurion
Douglasdale
Eco Park Estate - Centurion
Edenvale
Edenvale - Bedfordview - Commercial
Eldo Lakes Estate
Eldoraigne
Emmarentia
Erand Gardens
Everleigh
Fairland
Fairleads Agricultural Holdings
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Fontainebleau
Fourways
Garsfontein
Garsfontein Ext
Gauteng
Germiston
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Groenkloof
Hennopspark - Centurion
Heritage Hill Estate - Centurion
Heuweloord - Centurion
Highlands North
Highveld
Honeydew
Houghton Estate
Hurlingham
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Illovo
Impala Park
Inanda
Irene
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Jacaranda
Johannesburg
Johannesburg South
Kempton Park
Killarney
Klerksdorp
Kloofsig - Centurion
Kosmosdal - Centurion
Krugersdorp
Kyalami
Lambton
Leeuwenhof
Libradene
Linden
Lombardy
Lonehill
Lynnwood
Lyttelton - Centurion
Mackenzie Park
Magaliesburg
Malanshof
Marlands
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Melrose
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Parkdene
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Parkrand
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Paulshof
Pierre Van Ryneveld
Pinehaven
Pretoria
Primrose
Randburg
Randpark
Raslouw - Centurion
Ravenswood
Riverclub
Rivonia
Robin Acres
Robin Hills
Robindale
Rooihuiskraal North - Centurion
Rosebank
Sandown
Sandton
Sharonlea
Silver Lakes
Silver Stream
Six Fountains
Solheim
Southdowns Estate
Soweto
Springs
Springs
Stone Ridge Estate
Strathavon
Sunninghill
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Sunward Park
Symhurst
Tenth Lane Estate (Irene Country Club) - Centurion
Thatchfield
The Reeds - Centurion
Valhalla - Centurion
Van der Bijl Park
Van Dyk Park
Vereeniging
Vorna Valley
Weltevreden
Wendywood
West Rand
Westdene
Westdene
Wierda Glen Estate - Centurion
Wierda Park - Centurion
Willow Acres
Willow Park Manor
Windmill Park
Windsor
Witfield
Woodhill
Wynchwood
Zwartkop
Zwartkop Golf Estate - Centurion


Eastern Cape

Aberdeen - Eastern Cape
Alexandria
Aliwal North
Aston Bay
Bathurst
Blanco
Boknesstrand
Burgersdorp
Bushmansriviermond
Cannon Rocks
Cradock
East London
Eastern Cape / Garden Route
George
Graaff-Reinet
Great Brak River
Humansdorp
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay Central
Kenton on Sea
Kleinemonde
Middelburg
Paradise Beach
Port Alfred
Port Elizabeth
Somerset East
St Francis Bay
Wavecrest


Free State

Bethulie
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein CBD
Clarens
Fouriesburg
Ladybrand
Orange Free State
Parys
Petrusburg
Universitas


Kwazulu Natal

Amanzimtoti
Amanzimtoti Central
Astra Park
Athlone Park
Bellair
Berea
Bluff
Blythedale Beach
Blythedale Coastal Resort
Chaka's Rock
Chatsworth
Clairwood
Dolphin Coast - Ballito
Doon Heights
Doonside
Drakensberg
Drummond
Durban
Durban North
Durban Point
Empangeni
Ezimbokodweni
Gillitts
Glenwood
Hibberdene
Hillary
Hillcrest
Illovo Beach
Illovo Glen
Illovo North
Illovo South
Isipingo
Isipingo Beach
Isipingo Rail
Karridene
Kingsburgh
Kloof
KwaZulu-Natal
La Mercy
Lotus Park
Margate
Marina Beach / Trafalgar / Port Edward
Mid Illovo
Morningside
Musgrave
Newcastle
Nottingham
Orient Hills
Panorama Park
Pennington
Pietermaritzburg
Pinetown
Port Edward / Trafalgar
Port Shepstone
Prospecton
Queensburgh
Richards Bay
Salt Rock
Scottburgh
Sea View
Shulton Park
Simbithi Eco Estate
St Winifreds
The Point
Tongaat
Umbilo
Umbogintwini
Umhlali
Umhlanga Rocks
Umkomaas
Upper Highway
Uvongo
Warner Beach
Waterfall
Westbrook
Westville
Zimbali Coatal Resort
Zinkwazi


Limpopo

Bela Bela
Limpopo Province
Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Nylstroom
Phalaborwa Property
Polokwane
Sondela
Thabazimbi
Tzaneen
Welgevonden


Mpumalanga

Aerorand
Bethal
Clubville
Dennesig
Extension 18
Golfsig
Kanonkop
Kranspoort
Mhluzi
Middelburg
Middelburg South
Mineralia
Mpumalanga
Nelspruit
Roberts Estate
Secunda
Witbank


Northern Cape

Calvinia
Carnarvon
Colesberg
Danielskuil
De Aar
Douglas
Fraserburg
Hanover
Hopetown
Kathu
Kimberley
Kuruman
Loxton
Northern Cape
Olifantshoek - Northern Cape
Orania - Northern Cape
Philipstown
Port Nolloth
Prieska
Springbok / Namaqualand
Upington
Victoria-West
Vosburg


North West

Birdwood
Brits
Caribbean Beach Club
Hartbeespoort / Brits
North West
Pecanwood
Pecanwood Estate
Potchefstroom
Rustenburg
Xanadu


Other Areas

Eldoglen Estate
Harare
Heuwelsig Estate - Centurion
Irene Glen Estate
Irene View Estate
Mauritius
Namibia
Rietvlei Heights Estate - Centurion
Rietvlei Ridge Estate - Centurion
Rooihuiskraal - Centurion
Silver Stone Estate - Centurion
Silver Wood Estate - Centurion
South Africa
Swakopmund
Thornfield Estate - Centurion
Valley View Estate - Centurion
Windhoek
Zambia