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WHERE TO STAY

Botle’s Guest House

Botle’s Guest House

Come and experience some truly South African hospitality and friendly service at Botle's Guest House in Soweto. Relax and enjoy excellent, yet affordable Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Soweto in our luxury "Home away from Home".

Go to www.sa-venues.com/visit/botlesguesthouse
Lolo’s Guest House

Lolo’s Guest House

Situated in Diepkloof, which forms part of South Africa's most famous township, Soweto, Lolo's Guest House is the winner of the AA Travel guide award, in the category 'Traditional Accommodation Township Experience' for offering accommodation facilities and service of the highest standard in South Africa. The guesthouse also has a conference room, catering for your conference requirements.

Go to www.sa-venues.com/visit/lolosguesthouse
Pimville Guesthouse

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 the people are friendly. A tour of Soweto is highly recommended for first time and regulars alike.

Go to www.sa-venues.com/visit/pimvilleguesthouse
Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre

Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre

Staying at Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre gives you more than just comfortable accommodations in a superbly chic setting. Situated on the square where the Freedom charter was first established, the hotel is part of a lively town steeped in history as fascinating as the destinations and activities that are within easy reach from the property. Our vision is to turn this black-owned, four-star boutique hotel to be the catalyst of social and economic upliftment within the community of Kliptown, Soweto.

Go to web.sowetohotel-johannesburg.com
Vhavenda Hills Bed & Breakfast

Vhavenda Hills Bed & Breakfast

Vhavenda Hills is situated within walking distance from Vilakazi Street, in the heart of Soweto. Vilakazi Street is a popular tourist destination, and is world famous for being the only street on the planet in which two Nobel Peace Price winners have lived - Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Go to www.sa-venues.com/visit/vhavendahillsbandb
Zaza's Guesthouse & Spa

Zaza's Guesthouse & Spa

Located in Soweto, Zaza's Guesthouse offers a home away from home. We cater for business people, tourists, families, bridal couples and anyone who wants a luxurious accommodation and pampering in Soweto.

Go to www.sa-venues.com/visit/zazasguesthouse

GETTING AROUND

Getting around Joburg

Getting around Joburg

If you are travelling to Johannesburg, geographically fairly centrally located, you'll find yourself in the biggest urban metropolis and largest transport hub for local, cross-border and international travel in South Africa. More international carriers fly here than any other city in southern Africa, and there are direct flights to most major cities.

Go to www.joburgtourism.com/getting-around
Rea Vaya Bus

Rea Vaya Bus

Rea Vaya routes are divided into: Trunk routes (marked with a T) – the main routes from one destination to another; Complementary routes (marked with a C) – that add extended, circular routes to the main route; and Feeder routes (marked with an F) – which are routes from outer suburbs that join the trunk route at a key station.

Go to www.reavaya.org.za/consumer-information/the-routes

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Chaf Pozi

Chaf Pozi

Set at the base of the iconic Orlando Towers in Soweto, Chaf Pozi is a local institution where you will experience food and a vibe thats authentic to South Africa. Chaf Pozi was opened to create an open Shiza Nyama restaurant where people could come and eat good local food, have a cold beer and listed to township music.

Go to www.chafpozi.co.za
Eyethu Lifestyle Centre

Eyethu Lifestyle Centre

Located in the heart of Soweto, Eyethu Lifestyle Centre boasts great facilities for different types of events. The venue is located near the Eyethu Cinema.

Go to www.eyethulifestylecentre.com
Jazz Maniacs Restaurant

Jazz Maniacs Restaurant

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 South Africa. This 60 seat Jazz Maniacs Restaurant takes its name after the famous Jazz Maniacs group that was well-known in the 50's. Today local jazz artists convene at this elegantly decorated venue, and entertain diners with jazz of yesteryear as well contemporary musical sounds.

Go to www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/gauteng/jazz-maniacs-restaurant
Sakhumzi Restaurant

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Sakhumzi Restaurant is located in Soweto – the largest black township in South Africa. Vilakazi Street, the tourist Mecca of Soweto, is where Sakhumzi opens its doors to anyone and everyone – from locals, to tourists and even corporate groups. Sakhumzi is a restaurant with true ‘kasi’ flavour. Kasi, meaning township – a vibrant community welcoming everyone in for lively local tunes and authentic home cooked Soweto food!

Go to www.sakhumzi.co.za
Wandie’s Place

Wandie’s Place

A cosy restaurant in the middle of the "township", it is popular with both locals and tourists alike. In the suburb of Dube, some 15km from the Jo'burg city centre, it has become a mandatory stop on the route for virtually all Soweto tour operators.

Go to www.wandies.co.za

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