Mandela House Museum
Nelson Mandela lived with his first wife, Evelyn, and later with his second wife, Winnie, in this four-room house, just off Vilakazi St....
Home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Just down Vilakazi St, by Sakhumzi Restaurant, is the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Hector Pieterson Memorial
North of Vilakazi St is Hector Pieterson Sq. It’s named after the 13-year-old who was shot dead in the run-up to the Soweto uprising in...
New money and old-fashioned sounds are on show at Soweto’s most uppity joint. The courtyard garden is a good place for a sundowner with...
A surprisingly hip restaurant with a sleek, design-led interior, this cool culinary outpost opened in 2013 is a sign of the township's...
cnr Chris Hani Rd & Dynamo St · interesting places nearby
Orlando Towers information
Built originally for Orlando’s Power Station, the towers host one of the world’s more incongruous bungee jumps. Once painted a drab white, one tower is now decorated with a colourful mural depicting, among others, Nelson Mandela, singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka and a football stadium. The other tower displays the FNB logo (the bank commissioned the murals in 2002).
Abseiling and rap jumping (forward abseiling) are also available (R360). There’s a bar and hang-out area.