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10 minutes minute read04 Mar 2019

SOWETO ROCKS

 

The Imaginative and Facinating Credo Mutwa Cultural Village

  1. The Credo Mutwa Cultural Village, situated in the heart of Soweto, is a museum-cum-outdoor exhibition of astounding sculptures and buildings created by artist, author and traditional healer Credo Mutwa.  This is well worth a visit.

The Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto

  1. Regina Mundi (means Queen of the World, referring to the Virgin Mary) is the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa built in 1961.  It is located in Rockville, Soweto, a populous black urban residential area.  It was a haven for people during the student uprisings of 1976.

Action and Adrenaline at Orlando Towers - Bungee Jumping

  1. Orlando Towers is a vertical adventure facility and tourist attraction for Soweto.  Bridging the gap between adventure and township tourism, it allows visitors to enjoy one of its most famous landmarks like never before. Soweto bungee jumps and swings will have you falling head over heels for this township in no time.  This is the first ever bungee and swing between 2 cooling towers, a whopping 100 m from the ground. 

Orlando Towers Go Carting 

Quad Biking Through the Side Streets.

Orlando Towers Rock Climbing

  1. Soweto Outdoor Adventures offers horizonal adventure activities to excite and enjoy. Try go karting on a purpose-built track at the base of the Orlando Towers.  Choose to go quad biking through the dusty back roads and down the muddy tracks of an informal settlement and then down famous Vilakazi Street for a very different experience.  There is always the exhilarating 20m rock climbing wall to tackle.  Or settle for paintball games with your kids.  Then tuck into a braai at the base of the towers or lunch at Chaf Pozi.

The Restaurant Chaf  Pozi at the Orlando Towers.

  1. Maponya Mall is Soweto’s largest shopping centre and has an impressive modern design and is the best place in Soweto for midrange and high-end shopping or just to hang out for a while

Maponya Mall for Shopping in Style

  1. Raymond Rampolokeng (072 947 3311) offers an unexpected and delightful opportunity to go birdwatching.  Owner of Bay of Grace Tours he takes his clients for a birding experience on the Vaal River on a private charter boat with coffee, tea and snacks.  You get to see some great sightings like the African Marsh Warbler, the Orange Breasted Waxbill and the Marsh Owl. 

Bird Watching with Raymond Rampolokeng in Soweto

  1. Sakhumzi Restaurant is in the viby and exciting Vilakazi Street and is a welcoming and lively place to settle in for lunch or even for a casual drink.  Settle back and drink in the energy, noise and rhythm of Soweto.

​​​​​​​Chilling at the Sakhumzi Restaurant

  1. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers offers a quintessential Soweto immersion experience. The backpackers itself is quaint, slightly ramshackle and shaded by small trees.  It is low budget quirky accommodation.  The kitchen serves hearty South African fare, including the best ‘bunny chow’ – a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry – in Soweto!!  Lebo’s is famous for its cycling tours and his Tuk Tuk tours which is a great way to explore this sprawling city.

Tuktuk for Hire at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

Hire a Bike from Lebo's and Experience the City in a more Personal Way

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Soweto Rocks with heart, colour and laughter.  Explore this other side of our great city of Joahnnesburg -  Soweto the City within a City.

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Wonder of Migrating Butterflies

Look out for the captivating clouds of butterflies flying in a north east direction as you travel around Johannesburg right now? This is one of the great wonders of nature. These tiny exquisite Brown Veined White or Pioneer Butterflies are on the move and heading towards Madagascar.

 

Plettenberg Bay – Best Casual Eating Places

With some of the best beaches in the world along the Plettenberg Bay coast, a casual meal is best enjoyed in one of the many restaurants on, near or overlooking the sea. Don a bathing costume, slops, throw on a wrap and head for your favourite eating haunt.

 

Plettenberg Bay: SA’s Favourite Holiday Destination

You know that you have arrived in the best place you could be as the sheer spectacle of shimmering sea and golden sands takes your breath away as you descend Marine Drive . This is South Africa’s favourite holiday playground with Blue Flag beaches, great surfing spots, adventure activities and some great eating places.

 

Christmas Traditions: Where Do They Come From?

WHICH KID CAN’T tell you where Santa Claus is from? —the North Pole! Evergreen Christmas Trees are part and parcel of most homes, Christian or not, with bright baubles and winking lights happily announcing the Christmas season. Well, surprise, surprise, Christmas is essentially a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noel in French – they all denote nativity. So where does all the tradition come from and how come St Nick is every child’s favourite character, Christian or not?

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