'Phaphama' is a Zulu word that means 'Awaken yourself'
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Soweto: An Urban Immersion

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If one day in Soweto is too short for you to ask all the questions you have or to see all the community activities you may want to see, TALK Tourism can arrange for you to stay with the family of your guide for a night or more.

In this way, you will have more time to get to know about urban African cultures and contemporary South African ways of life. Meeting family members across the generations will provide you with enriching insights into the development of our country. You will also have the opportunity to socialise with the family and the neighbours in local gathering places.

If the opportunity arises, you may be able to participate in community functions such as weddings, funerals or cultural rituals.

You will live in ordinary homes giving you a genuine experience of family life. While you may not have all the luxuries and comforts of a hotel or a bed 'n breakfast, you will become part of the family and make friends for life.

“We enjoyed sharing an African family’s life. We feel we’ve learnt more during this weekend than during the rest of the holiday. Everyone in the family but also around and even in the street was extremely welcoming and all the family, particularly Mam K’ was totally available to us with a real desire to satisfy all our wishes. This has been for us a genuine encounter and made us feel alive as individuals not mere tourists. We would like Mam’ K to feel that she certainly is more than up to the task. Not only is her matchbox house spotlessly clean and ever so cozy, her meals are gorgeous and her quality to relate to others quite unique.”

"This is an invaluable experience and the exposure to this culture makes our South African visit richer. Thank you!"

"Opens your eyes to the true Soweto – not just pain and suffering but hope and development; very important."

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Soweto Home stays 1, township house
Soweto Home stays 2, Soweto guest family, Lindi
Soweto Home stays 3, interior 1
Soweto home stays, 3