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Soweto is a vibrant tourist hub that offers unique kasi sightseeing in one of South Africa's oldest townships. Here are 7 spots you need to visit.
1. LoCrate Market, corner of Moema and Kudu streets, Orlando West
A place where young and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators and innovators exhibit and sell their wares. This is a great place to shop, and they also offer Heritage Site tours.
2. The Ubuntu Kraal Brewery, 11846 Senokoanyana Street
Home to some of the tastiest beer on the block, this brewery boasts the first regional township-branded clear craft beer in the country, Soweto Gold Superior Lager, as well as a Gogo’s Ginger, Soweto Stout and even an Apple Ale. They also offer tastings.
3. Soweto Theatre, corner of Bolani Link and Bolani roads, Jabulani
Referred to by some as the cultural heartbeat of the kasi, it offers more than just a regular theatre experience, with several performance spaces, a park area and public artworks on display.
4. 707 Panyaza, 1736 Tumahole Street
In 2009, Panyaza and Club 707 joined forces to create a venue that is considered by young people as the place to be. It has a pub, great shisa nyama and a night club, so there are good times ahead.
5. Chaf-Pozi, Orlando Towers, corner of Chris Hani Road and Nicholas Street
This classy shisa nyama restaurant is where people can pull in, enjoy good local cuisine, sip on a cold one and vibe out to township music.
6. Zone 6, Black Chain Shopping Centre, corner of Chris Hani Road and Patrick Street
Zone 6 has played host to such acts as Mobb Deep, Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch. The two-storey venue is mad swanky with its state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, massive stage, outside deck and a lavish pool area.
7. Orlando Towers, Chris Hani Road
A record-breaking extreme sports venue, this is the site of the first bungee jump between cooling towers in the world, and the site of the highest suspended catch air device free fall on the planet.
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