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About Zizwe Guest House

At Zizwe Guest House, enjoy a true Sowetan experience with an African mural on the perimeter wall and a wonderful garden for guests to enjoy. This self-catering guest house is located in Orlando West, the centre of activities in Soweto.It is the eight houses from Mandela's original home, which is now a museum, and nearby Hector Pieterson Square. The guest house offers two comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room with a TV. The kitchen features an original coal stove together with other modern amenities. An African or continental breakfast is served in the dining room or in the front garden; lunch or dinner is served on request at a nominal rate. Other features include a laundry facility, secure parking, and 24-hour security.

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Swati (siSwati)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Venda (Tshivenda)
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  • En-suite Bedroom Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 Comfortably furnished room with an en-suite bathroom. Breakfast is charged at an additional rate. Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    from R590 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults

      Reviews for Zizwe Guest House

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      Topo Keatlaretse
      19 July 2018

      I wasted my R1200. No one was there to receive us until we make a call to the owner. We made our own bed. I was hoping that the owner will call and get feedback before I do my review but heard nothing from her

      Mlungisi Mnguni, South Africa
      02 November 2016

      Small but very nice especially for a place in Soweto. I like it👌🏾

      Atsuko Yoshimi, England
      25 October 2016

      We stayed 3 nights here, and although the host was away at the time, she made sure we were looked after well in her absence. Lennox was very helpful and attentive, and we had the best experiences in Soweto thanks to Lennox's help in getting around in the shared taxis of Joburg! Our room was comfortable, the ensuite bathroom was grand - the house interior is tired but squeaky clean and our bed was super size and very firm, just how we like it, with good linen.We had free use of the kitchen, which was adequately equipped, and cleaned daily.We also felt safe here, and got the sense that the resid...
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      Dagmar Schaller, Germany
      27 November 2015

      we liked our stay in Zizwe Guesthouse which was situated in Soweto near Mandelas House..the rooms are big and everythings was very clean. we sat in the small garden and got a very good breakfast.

      Duduzile ndala, South Africa
      08 November 2015

      Zizwe guest house a spotlesly clean nd homely establishment. The owner is very hospitable nd friendly. Very convienient because it next to places of interest and shopping complexes. I would recommend Zizwe to anyone who is looking for a wonderful township experience. I will go back to Zizwe wheneverI am around Soweto.

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      Zizwe Guest House is 1.8km from the centre of Soweto , the nearest airport 33.8km (Lanseria International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling