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Soweto Map, South Africa

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Soweto Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Soweto with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Soweto useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Soweto!

Soweto History

The National Party came to power in 1948 and apartheid became the law of the land in South Africa. The number of Black townships located well outside white areas got bigger. In 1963, the name Soweto, formed from a composite of the beginning letters of south western townships, came into use to describe the region the Blacks occupied, the majority in abject poverty. read more

Soweto Travel Guide

Also, funding to the area was limited and roads and sewers were not developed. Most of Soweto’s roads are merely unpaved dirt. Soweto was intended merely to house immigrant Black workers who toiled as domestic help or factory workers; it was never allowed to develop into a community. Legislation limited the inhabitants of Soweto to running general shops, and butcheries, maintaining local eating houses,  or crafted... read more

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