Vilakazi Street:  Is the place to go for traditional township fare with some great local restaurants.
 
Mandela House:  Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his family lived here from 1946 into the 1990's.  He donated the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust in 1997.  The idea Nelson Mandela had for the house was to inform people of his story both from the context of his home and in his life in a manner that promotes human rights.
 
Regini Mundi Church:  Soweto's largest catholic church was used to house political rallies that were banned in most of Greater Soweto and was also where protestors from the 1976 uprisings found refuge from police bullets.
 
Soweto Campus:   The University of Johannesburg (UJ), one of the largest, multi-campus, residential universities in South Africa, seeks to achieve the highest distinction in scholarship and research within the higher education context.
Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum, assembled by a multi-disciplinary team of architects, curators, film-makers, historians and designers, takes the visitor on a powerful emotional journey into South Africa's past, bringing to life the story of a state-sanctioned system based solely on racial discrimination.   The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Their liberation in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, is a climax in the saga of a nations resistance, courage and fortitude.
 
Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum: Assembled by a multi-disciplinary team of architects, curators, film-makers, historians and designers, takes the visitor on a powerful emotional journey into South Africa's past, bringing to life the story of a state-sanctioned system based solely on racial discrimination.   The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Their liberation in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, is a climax in the saga of a nations resistance, courage and fortitude.