Soweto Travel Guide
Holiday Inn has just opened a new 48-room property in the Johannesburg suburb of Soweto. An important historical neighborhood, and a one-time home to both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, Soweto hosts thousands of tourists each year hoping to learn more about apartheid and one of the places that brought it to worldwide attention.
The Holiday Inn Soweto Freedom Square is located on Walter Sisulu Square, close to what the hotel claims are Soweto's growing number of nightlife spots. The property will also bring its own restaurant to the neighborhood.
InterContinental Hotels, which owns the brand, is planning more South Africa hotels, including an Express by Holiday Inn in Cape Town that should open by the end of this year.