Home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Close to the Mandela House Museum on busy Vilakazi St is the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (A plaque marks the location but the...
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....
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...
Worth a visit, especially when the Orlando Pirates meet their sworn enemy, the Kaizer Chiefs.
At the base of the Orlando Towers, this large shisa nyama (barbeque) restaurant is popular with locals and those needing a beer after...
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 (R450). There’s a braai restaurant at the towers' base.