Mandela House Museum
Nelson Mandela lived with his first wife, Evelyn, and later with his second wife, Winnie, in this house, just off Vilakazi St . The...
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,...
Hector Pieterson Museum
This powerful museum illuminates the role of Sowetan life in the history of the independence struggle. It follows the tragic incidents...
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...
This is a great place to hang out if you only have a night in Soweto. Patrons spill onto the street tables and mingle joyfully with...
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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, the largest in South Africa, 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). There’s a bar and hang-out area with good-looking staff and ‘Xtreme’-ly loud music.