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If you find yourself not knowing what to do in Soweto than a visit to one of the traditional African taverns (shebeens) or restaurants is a must. If you’re not up for tavern festivities then opt for one of Soweto’s cultural attractions. Don’t miss out on a visit to the important heritage site that is Nelson Mandela’s previous home on the well-known Vilakazi Street – This street was once home to not 1 but 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. The house is now a museum and provides visitors with some insight as to where this great man came from.

Well worth a visit is Wandies – A cosy tavern in the middle of this huge “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.

The restaurant has played host to such luminaries as Richard Branson, the CEO of Virgin Airlines, Evander Holyfield, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones and the All Blacks.

Read more about Wandies here

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