Soweto
in City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality of Gauteng, South Africa

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-26.268 and 27.858 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -26° 16' 4" and E 27° 51' 30"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rand - ZAR
Spoken languages:
Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda, South Ndebele
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 05:05 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Johannesburg
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:47 am and 5:24 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
20.784 and -156.023 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Ka'eleku
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for South Africa in Southern Africa

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to South Africa.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning South Africa. Last Update: 2024-05-29 08:01:30

Explore Soweto

Soweto in City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (Gauteng) with it's 1,695,047 inhabitants is a city in South Africa about 42 mi (or 67 km) south-west of Pretoria, the country's capital.

Local time in Soweto is now 05:05 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Johannesburg with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Soweto, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in South Africa is Rand Airport in a distance of 18 mi (or 29 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Vredefort Dome in a distance of 86 mi (or 139 km), North-West. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Riverlea, Randfontein, Johannesburg, Krugersdorp and Westonaria. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 19°C / 66 °F

Morning Temperature 11°C / 52 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 22%
Air Pressure 1023 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 30th of May 2024

19°C (67 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 31st of May 2024

20°C (67 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 1st of June 2024

20°C (68 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Overcast clouds, fresh breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

The Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre

Address
1,9 mi
Corner Union Ave & Main Rd
1811 Soweto
South Africa

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Valley Lodge & Spa

Address
2,9 mi
13 Jennings Street
1791 Johannesburg
South Africa

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Pimville Guesthouse

Address
3,2 mi
5800/4 Moka Street, Zone 5
Soweto
South Africa

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Zazas Guesthouse and Spa

Address
3,2 mi
96 Mphatlatsamaru Street
Soweto
South Africa

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Address
4,3 mi
HYDE PARK PO BOX 41864
2024 Johannesburg
South Africa

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Soweto Drift Skhebstar

Published: August 18, 2011
Length: 42:41 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: skhebstar

M5 E28 at work, 28 years on the drift park but still going strong. driven by Soweto's finest. Malibongwe...


Südafrika - Die neuen Reichen in Soweto | Global 3000

Published: June 02, 2012
Length: 23:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: DW (Deutsch)

Soweto, das Symbol des Kampfes gegen die Apartheid. Offiziell leben hier in den Townships im Südwesten Johannesburgs 1,3 Millionen Menschen - wahrscheinlich sind es doppelt so viele. Längst...


Awesome Acapella Group from Soweto -TOGETHER

Published: March 05, 2015
Length: 09:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Africa Travel Show

These young guys are probably some of the most driven,motivated and naturally talented people we've met in awhile. This tune will definitely get your foot tapping.


Soweto : amélioration de l'accès à l'eau potable

Published: March 24, 2014
Length: 24:45 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: AFD - Agence Française de Développement

A Soweto, l'AFD accompagne "Gcin'amanzi", l'un des plus importants projets d'eau du pays. A mi-chemin du projet, la ville réalise déjà 22 millions de m3 d'eau d'économie chaque année....


Zuid-Afrika: Fietstour Alexandra Soweto

Published: June 04, 2014
Length: 20:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Suid Afrika Reise

Het is een mooie ervaring om op de fiets door een township te rijden. De gidsen zijn meestal erg goed en vertellen je erg veel. Je komt snel in contatct met de mensen op straat wat vaak erg...


Soweto Coal Cart Horses

Published: March 26, 2008
Length: 47:32 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: World Horse Welfare

The ILPH International Training Team visited Soweto in January 2008 with a view to starting a training course in the township. This montage highlights some of the problems they found with the...


Suncoast Hospice - Soweto Hospice Partnership video

Published: July 16, 2012
Length: 07:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Suncoast Hospice

Susan Moloto, a sister (nurse) at the Soweto Hospice in South Africa talks about the care Soweto Hospice gives to their patients and families. They are funded entirely from donations. Charitable...


A Day in Soweto

Published: March 09, 2014
Length: 58:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Beauabram Brown

Lloyd and I take to Soweto for the day. We take the train to Orlando Station, spend a few minutes on Vilakazi St., then the rest of the afternoon making friends in Orlando East.


Funny and flexible street performers in Soweto

Published: June 21, 2008
Length: 50:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: diederpost

Funny and flexible street performers in Soweto.


Soccer City Transition of time

Published: September 28, 2009
Length: 57:46 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: camera13

camera13 sample clip documenting the changes of the Soccer City Stadium in johannesburg from 2006 to 2009 and ongoing. Original Stadium was built in the late 1980's. Modification towards World...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Avalon Cemetery

Avalon Cemetery is one of the largest graveyards in South Africa. It was opened in 1972, during the height of apartheid, as a graveyard exclusively for blacks. More than 300,000 people are buried on its 430 acres, the graves less than two feet apart. By 2010 the cemetery is expected to be at capacity, largely because of AIDS deaths.

Located at -26.2764, 27.8511 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cemeteries in South Africa, Buildings and structures in Soweto

Dobsonville Stadium

Dobsonville Stadium, commercially known as the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Soweto, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is mostly used for football matches, but is also equipped with an athletics track. It is the home ground of Moroka Swallows, a football club which plays in the Premier Soccer League. It was also utilized as a training field for teams participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after being renovated in 2009 and brought up to FIFA standards.

Located at -26.2267, 27.8642 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Soccer venues in South Africa, Buildings and structures in Soweto, Sports venues in Gauteng

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Soweto.

Other districts

These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Soweto.

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Mpanzaville, Soweto, سويتو, Σοβέτο, סווטו, ソウェト, სოვეტო, 소웨토, Sovetas, Soueto, Соуэто, Совето, 索韦托