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.
We will start our tour by reaching a look out point of Orlando East and West. You will get an introduction of Soweto – it’s size, the history of how Soweto was formed and the people that make up this large township. You will see and learn more about some of our landmarks such as the Orlando stadium and the brightly painted Orlando towers. Learn one of the many greetings to interact with people along the way!
Due to the efforts of a pioneering local birder, Soweto has become known as a fascinating area to go birding. Key areas for birding center around the iconic painted towers of Orlando Power station, and includes excellent wetland and Highveld koppie birding.