Destination guide

The culturally rich city of Soweto awaits you

Enjoy the area's culture, monuments and churches and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Soweto. Renowned for its parks, theaters and museums, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Mandela House and Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Soweto

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Soweto has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Johannesburg Zoo (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Lion Park (18.4 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Montecasino (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • Durban Deep Golf Club (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Radiopark Studios (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Ruimsig Country Club (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Soweto

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Soweto is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Oppenheimer Tower (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Northcliff Ridge Ecopark (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Melville Koppies Nature Reserve (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Krugersdorp Game Reserve (12 mi / 19.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Soweto

The nearest airport is in Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria), located 22.2 mi (35.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), which is 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Soweto?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 128 vacation rentals near Soweto. From 31 Houses to 43 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Soweto for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Soweto?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Soweto:

  • Johannesburg: 263 vacation rentals
  • Fourways: 25 vacation rentals
  • Rivonia: 17 vacation rentals
  • Bryanston: 31 vacation rentals
  • Linden: 20 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Soweto?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Soweto. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial: 283 vacation rentals
  • Mandela House: 281 vacation rentals
  • Regina Mundi: 257 vacation rentals
  • Maponya Mall: 272 vacation rentals
  • Germiston Lake: 281 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Soweto listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Soweto?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 31 Houses in Soweto. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Soweto include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 43 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Soweto?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 42 vacation rentals with pool available in Soweto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.