The name Soweto is derived from Southern Western Townships. This township arose in the 1930s for mineworkers. It is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with lots of political history. Orlando Towers is definitely one of the most exciting ways to see South Africa’s biggest and most famous townships. Based around the Orlando Towers, part of the old Orlando Power Station and a major Soweto attraction, outdoor adventure activities are fast changing the way visitors experience this already vibrant place.