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Things to do in Johannesburg South

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Delve deeply into the South African history of Apartheid and what it meant for every sphere of life. A very deep and moving place - you will need longer there than you think!”
  • 161 locals recommend
Theme Park
“For A Day Of Thrilling Fun!Over 30 Rides.Trampoline Park, 12 Restaurants, 7 Stores + 15 Attractions!Family Fun. Great value. Types: Casinos,Movies,Theme Park.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Lodging
“The casino is open 24 hours a day and boasts a magnificent entertainment atmosphere”
  • 11 locals recommend
Transportation
“One of best places to visit is the townships of South Africa, Soweto Tours is simply one of the best experiences you will ever do in Johannesburg”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is the bus stop for the city sightseeing bus that also goes to Soweto. It’s very secure and takes you around the whole of Johannesburg. Different options are available. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Life Cafe Restaurant great place to eat. Sometimes they have live entertainment.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Catch some great football at South Africa's biggest soccer stadium. I'm a big Kaizer Chiefs supporter ⚽✌🏾, whenever they play there, I'm there. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Best deals for everyone on clothes, house appliances, footwear, foods, gifts, movies etc.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Just a general all-round great place to go as there are so many activities one can do. Tin Cup is also a great place for a nice meal.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“This nature reserve boasts with larger game like zebra, red hartebeest and black wildebeest. And you hike here. Yes, you hike. Amongst the wild. Longest trial is 3 hours. Best part? No entrance fee!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Soweto consists of a community of extremes. On the one hand there is abject poverty and on the other hand there is extraordinary wealth in the upper class suburbs such as Diepkloof Extension and Selection Park. View the Hector Pieterson Museum. Visit an informal settlement. Drive past Mandela House Museum. Walk through the Regina Mundi Church. Drive past Maponya Shopping Mall. Drive past the Soccer City Stadium. Visit Freedom Square and Freedom Charter Memorial. Drive along Vilakazi Street. Drive past the former home of Nelson Mandela. See the homes of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Trails from 2km to 20km well maintained with a variety of game encountered. A short wheelchair friendly trail has just been added. Outdoor gym. Entrance on Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park with secure parking.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recommended:- 1. Prawns 2. Spare Ribs, Spinach, Pumpkin and Mashed Potato”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Take four brothers with a love for great steak, add a side order of warmth ‘n a peppering of friendship, ‘n you have the secret recipe to why Turn ‘n Tender is the best steakhouse in town. Nearly four decades on, Turn ‘n Tender is still the place where friends ‘n families gather to soak up the friendly atmosphere ‘n savour the succulent dishes that made us famous. The tradition continues across our restaurants ‘n you’re invited to unwind, enjoy a sizzling steak ‘n fine wine, warm hospitality ‘n great value. You’re welcome anytime. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Saturday craft market with art on first Saturdays, restaurant and coffee shop daily, animal farm, great for family. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Recommended:- 1. Prawns 2. Spare Ribs, Spinach, Pumpkin and Mashed Potato”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Take four brothers with a love for great steak, add a side order of warmth ‘n a peppering of friendship, ‘n you have the secret recipe to why Turn ‘n Tender is the best steakhouse in town. Nearly four decades on, Turn ‘n Tender is still the place where friends ‘n families gather to soak up the friendly atmosphere ‘n savour the succulent dishes that made us famous. The tradition continues across our restaurants ‘n you’re invited to unwind, enjoy a sizzling steak ‘n fine wine, warm hospitality ‘n great value. You’re welcome anytime. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chaf Pozi is a colourful shisa nyama style restaurant. Located at the foot of the iconic Soweto cooling towers, at this shisa nyama (a Zulu phrase meaning ‘burn meat’). Diners get to select their own meat and spices from the butchery and enjoy a drink in the beer garden overlooking the Soweto towers while the braai masters cook the meat on a flaming grill.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“From all the favourites like Oxtail, Prawns, Lamb Shank, Steaks and Great Variety of CHEF SPECIALS on offer to satisfy from young to elderly. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Situated in New Market Mall, Spur is just one of the restaurant facilities that one may visit in the centre”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend

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