What Is It?

This is a cool market suitable for all ages. The Market is located at a great location for tourists visiting Soweto as it happens at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers. You can expect good food, drinks, crafts, crafted beer, traditional good and much more. If you have no place for this date, this is the perfect event for you.

When Is It?

Sunday, 06 May 2018 at 10:00.

Where Is It?

Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, 10823A Pooe Street, corner Ramushu Street, Orlando West, Soweto.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R 30 per person at the gate.

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What Is It?

Make your New Year’s Eve celebration a colorful at one of the trendiest Chesa Nyama in Soweto. Here, you get to indulge in an authentic Soweto Chesa Nyama, live entertainment, music and dance the night away into 2017. Sounds like a plan? Then be sure to join in - don't forget to bring your friends along, the more the merrier.

Where Is It?

Kwa Lichaba Chesa Nyama Lounge, Orlando West, Soweto.

When Is It?

Saturday, 31 December 2016 at 14:00

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Sakhumzi Restaurant

The best chicken we've had in a while can be found at Sakhumzi in Orlando West. We highly recommend the flame grilled birds on offer at this unique little restaurant. The buffet is great - it's a brilliant way to explore the culinary prowess of Sakhumzi's kitchen. From stews to grills, this eatery is worth a first, second and many follow-up visits.

Details: 6980 Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Johannesburg | 011 536 1379 | [email protected]

Chez Alina

If you're looking for a business or buffet lunch in Soweto, check out Chez Alina. This is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. The beer is always cold and the food always flavourful, so be sure to check out this restaurant the next time you are passing through Dobsonville. The mood is chilled and the well-trained staff are friendly. Add Chez Alina to your bucket list - you won't be sorry.

Details: 33990 Masemola Street, Dobsonville, Soweto, Johannesburg | 011 988 5297

Vuyo's Restaurant

Situated on the popular Vilakazi Street in the heart of Soweto, Vuyo's Restaurant is the place to be. The view is amazing and the eatery itself is within walking distance of many popular tourist attractions. It's all about modern African cuisine at Vuyo's, as they put a twist on traditional meals. It is well worth ending your meal with one of their delicious desserts. The are many cakes on display are worthy of a posting or two on Instagram, for sure!

Details: 8038 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, Johannesburg | 011 536 1838 | [email protected]

Culinary Guide

Robby's Place

The classiest shebeen on the planet can be found in Pimville. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the dining area or outside in the courtyard - all in a relaxed and friendly environment. This Soweto gem is so popular that pre-booking is essential at least a day before your visit. Robby's is also a B&B, so why not plan a weekend foodie trip to Soweto for you and a couple of friends?

Details: 5634 Mokoka Street, Zone 5, Pimville, Soweto, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 933 7965 | [email protected]

Wandies Place

In Dube Village, there's this really cool spot popular among the locals. Wandies Place is where the flavour of Soweto lives. The dishes include mutton, lamb, beef or chicken - roasted or cooked, served buffet style. While there is a set menu, you can skip straight through to the all you can eat option. Fun fact - Wandies is a personal favourite of Virgin boss Richard Branson.

Details: 618 Makhalemele Street, Dube, Soweto | Tel: 011 982 2796 | [email protected]

By Shawn Greyling

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Soweto Front End...

Chaf Pozi

For an authentic Soweto experience, Chaf-Pozi is the perfect spot for you. Mostly a restaurant by day and a club by night, this venue offers amazing entertainment, vibrant music and mouthwatering local meals, including a tasty Tshisa Nyama and a premium cold beer to quench your thirst. Here, you get to socialise with the who’s who in town and in celebville. Round up your crew as there is something for everyone.

Where is it: 
Orlando Towers, Chris Hani Road & Nicholas Street, Soweto. Find more information here.

701 Panyaza Pub And Braai

Kick off your weekend at 707 Panyaza which hosts a variety of events ranging from hip-hop, house, dancehall, jazz and RnB to get you into the groove of things. You can also experience live entertainment while mingling with socialites. If it’s for a good Tshisa Nyama, drinks or just coming together with people, networking and having fun, 707 Panyaza is the place to be.

Where is it: Panyaza Braai and Pub Tumahole Street, White City, Jabavu, Soweto. Find more information here.

Sedibeng Pub And Restaurant

Sedibeng Pub And Restaurant is one of the finest pubs in the township and has a variety of events happening weekly. Whether you want to party indoors or have a swim by their fancy outdoor area, this sophisticated bar is a perfect spot for a girls night out, a meeting, a social gathering and so much more.

Where is it: 3166 Shinkhova Street, Soweto. Find more information here.


E'Socialink Shisa Nyama

This is a fresh, new, trendy, sophisticated spot in Soweto. E'Socialink Shisa Nyama is a pub, bar, Tshisa Nyama and car wash all in one that offers you time to unwind, celebrate, catch the derby, enjoy live entertainment and so much more.

Where is it: Mdeni Link Road and Impala Road 1874, Soweto. Find more information here.


If you’re looking forward to an amazing Saturday, this ChesaNyama and Car Wash, located on the famous and trendy Vilakazi Street in Orlando, is a must visit. KwaLichaba has a great, authentic offering that will spice up your weekend. So whether you’re looking for laid back spot to chill or a pumping party spot at night, this is the place to be. Plus, it makes for a great venue to catch the Soweto Derby.

Where is it: 8033 Corner Xorile & Khumalo Street, Orlando West, Soweto. Find more information here.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Have you been to any of these spots before? Tell us what you think? Do you have any other cool places in Soweto to suggest?

By Neo Sesinye