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Top 5 Things to do In Soweto, South Africa

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Soweto is an amazing place and I must recommend it to everyone out there. It is one of the most famous townships in South Africa. Situated in Gauteng near Johannesberg, this place has so much history, you’ll end up enhancing …

Joburg Beer in Soweto Shebeen

Thirsty Thursdays: Joburg Beer in Soweto Shebeens, South Africa

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What’s a Shebeen? It sounds like a Scottish or Irish word, doesn’t it? Well funny you should say that, because actually the word “Shebeen” is originally Irish/Gaelic and translates into English as “illegal whiskey drinking venue” (or something of that …

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

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As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every …

Backpacking in South Africa: Soweto Bicycle Tour

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Undoubtedly one of the best tours I have ever done was the Soweto Bicycle Tour. I rarely book things far in advance but on my southern hemisphere tour in 2010 – 2011, I knew I was flying into Johannesburg and …

Mandela House: 8115 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto *

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On a quiet morning while staying in the township of Soweto I walked from the backpackers hostel to Vilakazi Street. Soweto as a township is steeped in enough history as it is, but this was a special trip to the …

Homestay At Rachel’s: Ngculu Street, Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa *

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As a traveller, an excellent way of getting a flavour for the real local culture and ways of a pace is to actually stay with someone who ordinarily lives there. Also known as a “homestay”. And so my South African …

Backpacking in South Africa: Durbanisation

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So to Durban in South Africa…

Backpacking in South Africa: Nelspruit to Johannesburg Passing By…Belfast

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After a stop over in the city of Nelspruit – albeit to leave people off at hostels and hang around in a shopping centre car park, the final leg of my African experience of 2011 was upon me. I had …

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