Soweto is a must for people from all over the world, and all self-respecting Gautengers must visit this iconic township. The Hector Peterson Museum (011 536 0611) recounts the 1976 Soweto Student uprisings and some of the heroes of the protest and victims of the aftermath. Nearby is the Mandela House (011 936 7754) in Vilikazi Street (011 945 3111), the only street in the world that contains the houses of two Nobel Prize Laureates, the other one being Desmond Tutu. There is also a string of vibrant restaurants including Sakhumzi's Restaurant (011 536 1379), NextDoor, Thrive Café (011 536 1838) and the Corner House which usually have a fascinating variety of regular patrons plus a vibrant selection of street musicians and performers who are usually brilliantly entertaining.
Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 29 Apr 2015 14:50