Orlando Towers

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Soweto's inhabitants have re-appropriated these two cooling towers which were originally part of a power station. From the 1950s onwards, the towers dominated the township's landscape but without distributing any electricity to them, which was reserved for their white neighbours. Following the end of apartheid, the towers have become a place of memorial, with one of them adorned with street art commemorating leading figures from Soweto and South Africa. A lift enables visitors to get to the top.

Useful information

Address:

Chris Hani Road Soweto

Phone:

+27 71 674 4343

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Thu 12pm-5pm, Fri--Sun and Bank Hols 10am-6pm

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