24 Things To Do in Soweto

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Township Tours

Soweto Tour

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Visit Soweto, the biggest and most vibrant township in South Africa, which is increasingly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The ...

Township Tours / Malls & Shopping / Family Entertainment

Walter Sisulu Square

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Walter Sisulu Square in the heart of Kliptown, Soweto, is South Africa’s first township entertainment explosion centre, the very first of its kind, attracting both ...

Extreme Sports

Power Swing across Soweto

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Feel the power of gravity now where the power of electricity stood before. Free fall into a town that has arisen. The decommissioned cooling towers in Soweto were ...

Museums / Sight Seeing

Tour de Soweto by Bicycle

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Looking for a different way to explore Soweto? Jump on a bike at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers for a guided tour of the places, people and culture. The tour starts ...

Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Roots Restaurant & Gallery

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Roots, which seats 100 patrons, attracts local ­residents and tourists ­alike because it not only serves genuine township food but has an added vibe that celebrates ...

Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Jazz Maniacs Restaurant

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The music of the townships served as an important platform and vehicle for developing singers and instrumentalists. The 1950's was the era of Jazz development in ...

Parks & Gardens

Diepkloof Park

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The suburb famous for the Soweto Wine Festival and one of the founding places of kwaito (a style of hip-hop specific to South Africa) and where an estimated 40% of ...

Parks & Gardens

Dorothy Nyembe Park

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Set in Mofolo North, in Soweto, Dorothy Nyembe Park is a 26-hectare area that you will know it by the unusual sculpted figurines that stand four to five times the ...

Family Entertainment / Parks & Gardens

Kremetart Park

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Kremetart Park lies in a street of the same name in Eldorado Park Ext 3, between Kiaat and Boekenhout streets on the site where once a field stood, one that ...

Parks & Gardens

Mofolo Park

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Mofolo Park, which you will find in Mzilikazi Street in Soweto, is a popular park amongst Sowetans and well known for the music concerts regularly held there – jazz ...

Parks & Gardens

Orlando West Regional Park

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The park in Orlando West, Soweto, opened on Peace Day 21 September 2009 on what used to be a dry piece of land with little greenery, overlooking the Orlando ...

Parks & Gardens / Birding / Sports & Leisure

Thokoza Park

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Thokoza Park lies on Ntuli Street in Rockville, Soweto. Whilst this is its official address, the park is fairly large – 4.5 hectares - that includes the Moroka dam, ...

Cafés & Eateries / Nightlife & Theatre / Bistros & Pubs

Choc's Restaurant & Bar

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Famous for being a vibey spot that services upmarket locals of Soweto, Johannesburg and tourists from all over the world, "Choc's" as the locals call it, prides its ...

Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Wandies Place

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This is a real tourist haven, where you eat traditional meals in the Dube area of Soweto. It used to be an illegal shebeen 15 years ago in what was a four-roomed ...

Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Sakhumzi Restaurant

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Sakhumzi Restaurant is situated on the popular and historic Vilakazi Street, in Orlando West surburb of Soweto in Johannesburg. Vilakazi Street is host to ...

Soweto as a destination

If you are considering visiting Soweto or have already booked your Soweto accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Soweto and come back and submit your Soweto review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

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