So, you’re looking to spend some time in Soweto but you’re not sure where to start? One of the best things about Soweto is its diversity, cultural richness and, of course, its people. If you’re looking to have a short stay in Soweto, booking a stay in a hotel, guest house, or Airbnb is your first step!
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Hotels & Accommodation
Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square
The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square is a stunning example of Sowetan contemporary fusion. This four-star facility can accommodate up to 48 guests and offers luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine, and fantastic entertainment, all touched by the distinct cultural fingerprint of Soweto. The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square is also the proud home of the Jazz Maniacs Restaurant. The restaurant is named after the famous 50s band, the Jazz Maniacs, and is open daily to the public as well as resident guests, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Zaza’s Guesthouse and Spa
For something a little bit different and luxurious, look to Zaza’s Guesthouse and Spa for sheer luxury in the heart of Soweto, Johannesburg. Zaza’s Guesthouse offers a home away from home, in a meticulously kept and safe environment. Offering luxurious accommodation specifically geared towards the most discerning client, who prioritises rest and relaxation, Zaza’s Guesthouse and Spa is catered primarily toward business people, tourists, families, bridal couples and anyone in need of luxurious accommodation and pampering in Soweto. Zaza’s Guesthouse and Spa can accommodate up to six people in three rooms, so bookings are essential.
Ekuthuleni Guest House
Ekuthuleni Guest House is an inviting double-storey mansion, with a Soweto-influenced interior. Ekuthuleni aims to create a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere, the perfect space to enjoy your Soweto experience and make unforgettable memories. The guest house has eight well-appointed rooms, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms and TVs with DStv connection. They also offer braai facilities, parking and Wi-Fi.
The Rose Bed and Breakfast
The Rose Bed and Breakfast is located in Orlando West in Soweto, just down the road from Vilakazi Street. As can be expected from such a location of such historical significance, guests of the Bed and Breakfast can visit a variety of local attractions starting at Vilakazi Street which boasts the Mandela Family Museum; moving on to the Hector Peterson Museum and Memorial, which is a short distance away. Guests can also visit Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was drafted, as well as the Apartheid Museum. Guests of the B&B have a choice of six bedrooms with comfortable double or single beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a TV, a minibar and tea and coffee facilities.
Authentic African Bicycle Tours and Backpackers
As a family-friendly guest house and backpacker, Authentic African Bicycle Tours and Backpackers offers a unique and unforgettable premise for travelers in Soweto. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, baggage storage and picnic area, as well as free parking and access to a relaxing lounge area, Authentic African Bicycle Tours and Backpackers provides an ideal one-stop travel solution for the busy tourist. Located in a bustling and historic part of Soweto, guests have access to bicycle tours, as well as nearby cultural landmarks and monuments.
Madida’s Bed and Breakfast
Situated in Soweto just 1km off Vilakazi Street, with the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Mandela House nearby, Madida’s Bed and Breakfast provides comfortable and friendly accommodation in Soweto. The B&B has acquired a reputation for excellence and friendliness, with past guests nearly-unanimously agreeing that they simply can’t get enough of their host’s hospitality and warmth. Madida’s Bed and Breakfast offers five different room types, depending on the needs of the guest, as well as free Wi-Fi and private parking.
You’ve never fully experienced a culture until you’ve immersed yourself in it, calling it home for a bit. Airbnb provides you with just that opportunity, giving you the chance to discover little treasures you might not otherwise have the time to find.
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