Chantal Stansfield was the lucky winner of an action packed weekend in Soweto in collaboration with FTTSA, Getaway Magazine, SoWeToo, FTTSA-certified The Soweto Hotel & Confreence Centre and FTTSA-certified Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers. The weekend had a Fair Trade Tourism Focus and Chantal will be blogging about her trip on Getaway Blog.
Follow the blog to see what she was up to in Soweto. The first night she spent at The Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre located on Walter Sisulu Square.
Here is a sneak peak…Many more posts to come!..
The Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre
I won a fantastic weekend in Soweto through the Getaway, Fair Trade Tourism South Africa and SoWeToo. The weekend was to include various activities not usually associated with common tourist activities or air-conditioned tour buses.
I was picked up from Park Station Gautrain by Zandi (the owner) and Sipho (my driver for the weekend) from Aahaa Tours. They are a tour company which is part of ‘So We Too’ – an entity formed by seven Soweto-based tourism businesses owned by young entrepreneurs determined to give people a real, tactile experience of Soweto.
My first stop was the Soweto Hotel – a rather inconspicuous building in the bustle of Kliptown, adjacent to the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication. The hotel exterior is not elaborate or ostentatious at all but feels modest given its humble surroundings. I’ve been in the exact same square before but mistook the side of the hotel for an office building of sorts.
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