Attractions IN Soweto

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

FNB Stadium (Soccer City)

Soccer City goes by various other names, the best known of which are the FNB Stadium and The Calabash (after its iconic shape). This stadium, situated in Nasrec, near Johannesburg’s Soweto Township, hosted the opening and final matches of ...

Memorials

Hector Pieterson Museum

The Hector Pieterson Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route / Museums

Mandela House Museum

8115 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West in Soweto is known to many simply as Mandela House. It was where Nelson Mandela lived between 1946 and 1962. The house is a humble abode of four inter-leading rooms that today contain a collection of memorabilia, ...

Botanical Gardens

Oppenheimer Gardens

In the midst of Soweto, on the corner of Majoeng and Ntsane Streets, you will find a garden. Actually it looks as if it could be a forest, the many trees of the garden are so dense, and it certainly qualifies as a bird sanctuary for this reason. The ...

Landmarks / Activities

Orlando Towers

The iconic Orlando Towers have been converted from being two unsightly cooling towers to being the site of some of the most fun and exhilarating adventure sports in the country. They are situated in Soweto, just outside Johannesburg in the province of ...

Golf Courses

Soweto Country Club

Having been established in 1974, this course was soon a favourite for its being the only course that accommodated black golf players. However, in its early years, it only had sand greens and no real fairways to speak of ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Vilakazi Street

Just about every tour through Soweto stops at Vilakazi Street. There is reason enough. It is probably the most famous street in the huge Soweto township. Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu lived here – how many places can claim that ...

Attractions AROUND Soweto

Landmarks / Mandela Route / Museums

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd class citizens, damning them to a life of ...

Shopping

Johannesburg Shopping

Johannesburg is any shoppers dream destination! There is something here for everyone. No matter what you looking for, you will always find it in a Johannesburg shopping mall. Johannesburg (or Jozi as it is called by locals) is well known for its superb ...

Memorials / Museums

Kliptown Open Air Museum

Standing in Freedom Square in Soweto, the Kliptown Open Air Museum, dedicated to Walter Sisulu, tells the story of the drafting of the Freedom Charter. And it does so via photographs, art, song, news clipping and narration. It is a thoroughly visual ...

... and a little further afield

Museums

Absa Money Museum

Home to the largest collection of money used in South Africa’s past in the world, Absa Money Museum lies in downtown Johannesburg on Troye Street. The ABSA Money Museum is the only banking and money museum in the country, and holds a fascinating history ...

Museums

Adler Museum of Medicine

Over 40 000 objects that illustrate the history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages today make up the collection housed in the Adler Museum of medicine, funded by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University in Johannesburg, where ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Braamfontein Spruit

One of several streams in Johannesburg the Braamfontein Spruit flows through the city's northern suburbs, its overgrown banks providing a much-needed green lung for residents who cycle, bird watch, hike and trail-run the paths ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Brenda Fassie Memorial

The bronze sculpture of Brenda Fassie outside the Bassline Music Venue in Newtown, Johannesburg, is one of 40 memorial art works placed by the Sunday Times around the country to celebrate its 100th birthday, and to promote national ...

Mandela Route / Landmarks / Museums

Chancellor House

Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo ran the first black legal practice in the country from a modest three-storey building, known as Chancellor House, during the 1950s at the height of apartheid. The major effort of their healthy practice was to help those ...

Golf Courses

Crown Mines Golf Club

South Africa is famous for its gold, and Crown Mines Golf Club is built in genuine mining country, just a few kilometres southeast of central Johannesburg. Less than 2 kilometres away from the course is Gold Reef City which boasts among its attractions a ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Cumberland Bird Sanctuary

Just opposite the Bryanston Country Club is a bird sanctuary; an official 5.2 hectare 'protected area' with its entrance on Cumberland Avenue, hence its name. Most of the time it is kept under lock and key, but at certain times it is open to the general ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Delta Park

Delta Park is a rather large green lung in northern Johannesburg that lies nestled in amongst the suburbs of Victory park, Blairgowrie and Craighall Park. Whilst always popular with residents and their dogs, the park earned a fair amount of bad press at ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Diagonal Street

Diagonal Street is situated in the CBD of the metropolis, which is generally characterised by massive architectural features and impressive skyscrapers. The iconic building known as Eleven Diagonal Street was designed by Helmut Jahn, who is an acclaimed ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Duma Nokwe Monument

You will find the Duma Nikwe Monument outside the Johannesburg High Court, near the law courts, on Pritchard Street in downtown Johannesburg. Designed by artist Lewis Levin, the two-metre-high piece of art is a homage to the first black advocate ...

Soweto as a destination

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