Ekhaya Guesthouse is situated in the heart of Soweto just off the famous Vilakazi street. The only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners lived in the same street. Surrounded by the schools where the march for freedom started and the first scholars Hector Peterson and Hasting Ndhlovu were shot, the two museums are within walking distance from the guesthouse. The Vilakazi Community are accommodating and enjoy interacting with visitors. It is exciting to be in the area especially at night and week-ends For Lunch and Dinner we are surrounded by a number of excellent restaurants.
Your host, Paula Majola is flexible and accommodating, entertaining is Her middle name and she will ensure you feel at home, as well as a answer all your questions regarding the history of Soweto. She can also organize cultural activities for guests, including invites to community events ( Weddings etc)
Ekhaya has obtained an award from AA Travel GuideS for going the extra mile in service.
Currently this establishment has been awarded 2 stars.
DSTV is available in the Lounge Area.
A Bar Fridge, and a Tea/Coffee Tray is available in all Rooms.
Owner Ellen Mabiletsa defines a good host as someone willing to go the extra mile for their guests. She not only ensures that customers receive outstanding service but she has mastered the art of creating an atmosphere that makes you think that you have never left home in the first place.
We set off our walk at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers heading towards our look out point with a panoramic view over Soweto. The guide will points our various landmarks and areas and the history of the various sites around the township. You will also see our community garden project as well as the beer brewing station of the home brewed sorghum beer made by women in our community.