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Oppenheimer Park

  • 991 Majoeng St. Map It
  • Central Western Jabavu
  • Park/Playground

Published 05/09/2017

Fodor's Review

Named after mining magnate Ernest Oppenheimer, who established the De Beers diamond mining company as a powerful global brand, this park is one of the few green spaces in Soweto and is rich in flora and birdlife. The park is dominated by a large tower built as a tribute to Oppenheimer, who helped resettle people displaced by the apartheid government in the 1950s. Here you can also see Khayalendaba, a cultural village built in the 1970s by South Africa's best-known traditional healer, artist, and oral historian, Credo Mutwa. Some of his statues here portray African gods, warriors, and mythical figures, even sculptures of prehistoric African animals. It's best to visit the park with a guide in the daytime for safety reasons.

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991 Majoeng St., Soweto, Gauteng, 1809, South Africa

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  • Free

Published 05/09/2017


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