Orlando West Regional Park

Parks & Gardens in or near Soweto, Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa.

Things To Do in SowetoOrlando West Regional Park

Parks & Gardens Johannesburg

Where? Armitage Street and Klipspruitvalley Road, Orlando West, Soweto, Gauteng.

When? Please Enquire.

How? Call +27 (0)11 712-6664 or +27 (0)11 712-6658

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Soweto, in Gauteng

Lots to do at Orlando West Regional Park

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 Stadium.

The park is not only a series of sport and recreation equipment though. It does have swings, a netball and basketball court, a professional-size football pitch and a 1km jogging track, but it also has around 300 olive trees and other indigenous trees to give the park an atmosphere to match its theme of 'birds and butterflies'. Orlando West is one of the Township TV screen parks, installed before the soccer World Cup in 2010 to broadcast sports matches and other programmes during the day. There is a lawn to accompany this, braai areas, and an irrigation system to make sure that the greenery remains. The park cost R16 million to produce.

Orlando West Park forms part of an intended group of 36 interlinked park nodes or open spaces along the Klip river and Klipspruit. Orlando West, Dlamini Eco Park and Mofolo Park were created along similar designs with environmental themes as the major parks along this route. Another 33 sites will join these three new parks as part of the greening of Soweto.

Orlando West park was built on a wetland theme to tie in the wetland at the lower end of the park. There is also a water play feature for children, and artwork by community artists of dragonflies and birds.

The land on which the park lies used to be a dump site, which produced a number of challenges particularly soil quality for growing trees and plants. But the other challenge was negotiations with the 24 families living on the site with their cattle, who needed to be relocated. People from the community have been employed to maintain the park.

Please Note

Business details can change. All information is published in good faith as supplied by the providers. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described above, before making any travel plans.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Soweto

Pimville Guesthouse

Guest House

Pimville Guesthouse

Pimville Guesthouse is nestled in a quite cal de sac in Pimville, Soweto, a place rich in history and full of life where ... more

Vhavenda Hills Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Vhavenda Hills Bed & Breakfast

Spend a night with us and enjoy a truly South African experience: warm South African hospitality, our tasty local ... more

Zazas Guesthouse and Spa

Guest House

Zazas Guesthouse and Spa

Located in Soweto, Zaza's Guesthouse offers a home away from home. We cater for business people, tourists, families, ... more


Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies. Click here to send us feedback if this is your service/activity.

©Unauthorised use of the
photos is strictly prohibited.

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2017. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap