Bordering Johannesburg’s mining belt, Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa. The name Soweto is an acronym for ‘South Western Township’. This township was developed for black South African’s during the apartheid system. Today, it has evolved into a place of pride and social prestige, filled to the brim with vibrant culture and incredible history. Must-see sites include: Kliptown, the Hector Petersen Memorial and Museum, and the former home of President Nelson Mandela. Visitors can explore the bustling Vilakazi Street, sample local cuisine one of the many traditional restaurants and enjoy a South African beer at a local shebeen. Thrillseekers can look forward to the Orlando Towers bungee jump, and Thespians can catch a show at the Soweto Theatre.