Soweto is a lot bigger than one would envision from a map, and also offers a lot more than meets the eye. The general atmosphere is very welcoming and people are very neighbourly, with a strong sense of community. Soweto has come a long way in the last 20 years, with the improved and expanded public transport infrastructure and better roads. There has been an increase and improvement on amenities like the Baragwanath hospital. The education systems have been expanded - such as the new University of Johannesburg Soweto campus. Property values have greatly increased, resulting in the area having great investment potential.
Map of Area and Surrounds
Many historical sites are located in Soweto, such as the Mandela House - the Nelson Mandela National Museum on Vilakazi street.
The colourful culture of this neighbourhood is expressed through street art. The people in this neighbourhood are largely soccer supporters and the FNB Stadium is often full of fans watching the Bafana Bafana team.
There is an abundance of primary and high schools in Soweto, such as Naledi High School, Emseni Primary School and Aurora Girls High School.
The famous Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital is located in this neighbourhood, established in 1941 and still going strong today.