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'. Developed as an area for people of colour under South Africa's apartheid system, Soweto has evolved into a place of pride and social prestige, filled to the brim with vibrant culture and incredible history. Visitors can explore the bustling Vilakazi Street, catch a show at the Soweto Theatre, sample local cuisine at one of the many traditional restaurants and enjoy a South African beer at a local shebeen. Must-see historical sites include Kliptown, the Hector Petersen Memorial and Museum, and the former home of President Nelson Mandela. Thrill-seekers shouldn't miss a chance to bungee jump 100 metres from a suspension bridge at the famed Orlando Towers bungee jump.