Fodor's Expert Review Wandie's Place

$$ Johannesburg African Fodor's Choice

Smartly dressed waiters in ties serve truly African food—meat stews, sweet potatoes, beans, a stiff corn porridge, traditionally cooked pumpkin, chicken, and tripe laid out in a buffet of pots and containers—to a steady stream of hungry patrons. The food is hot, the drinks are cold, and the conversation flows, especially if you happen to meet Wandie, who frequently still runs operations. While you may end up here on a private tour or with a tour bus, it's big enough to cope. It's not that difficult to find, and parking is safe, but it's probably better to organize a visit on a guided trip. The decor is eclectic township (a bit makeshift), and the walls are adorned with signatures and business cards of tourists and dignitaries who have dined here.

African Casual Lunch Dinner $$ Buffet Coffee Dessert Fodor's Choice Historical

Quick Facts

618 Makhalamele St.
Johannesburg, Gauteng  1801, South Africa


Known For:
  • Best-known township restaurant in Soweto
  • Eclectic decor
  • Tour groups

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