You can't actually see Nelson Mandela's old house from this popular restaurant, which means that you're less likely to run into a tour bus. Nambitha has evolved from a township restaurant catering only to African tastes into a more versatile establishment. It plays an eclectic selection of music—soul, jazz, R&B, and more traditional African—and is constantly buzzing with people. Meals include mutton curry served with pap, dumplings, rice, or samp, spinach and pumpkin;
mogodu (tripe); marinated traditional chicken, lamb shank, and oxtail. Meals are relatively inexpensive, ranging from about R52 to R88, but food is less Nambitha's strength than its busy vibe. Many locals pop in just to chat and mingle.
6877 Vilakazi St., Soweto, 1804, South Africa