Sakhumzi Restaurant | Best African Restaurant in Soweto, Johannesburg
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It all began with a group of friends, beers and one very special tree

The tree was their home away from home as it offered shade in summer, and a place where dreams could be shared and friendships created. There were always people gathered together under the tree – just as it is today.

When the dumpies ran dry and the hunger kicked in, the aroma of delicious home-cooked food lured people from the tree and into the house. Sakhumzi found himself having to share his supper every time. Everyone put money together to buy drinks and the food was shared freely.

Finally, Sakhumzi decided to formalize the shebeen and trade as he does today. The lounge became an eating area, which soon spilled over to the bedrooms and every other part of the house. Complete with the original doors, walls, flooring and rooms, Sakhumzi Restaurant was born in 2001.

Now, years later, the old home is still abuzz with people coming from Soweto, Joburg, Pretoria and all over the world to experience the taste of true township flavour and Ubuntu. Best of all, the tree rooted in the place where it all began is still standing strong.

African Restaurant In Johannesburg

Our restaurant caters to local guests, national as well as international tourists who want to tantalize their taste buds with authentic African cuisine when visiting us in Soweto.


Family Restaurant

Our African restaurant is a family-friendly culinary destination for adults and kids of all ages who want to enjoy an authentic African cuisine on the world-famous Vilakazi Street here in Soweto, Johannesburg.


Friendly And Experienced Staff

Our staff members are well-trained and knowledgeable with regards to a variety of food and beverages. All our departments collectively work as one to deliver a quality brand experience for you and your family.


Amenities & Attractions

Our restaurant is located next to homes of two Nobel Prize Winners, namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the late former president Nelson Mandela both whom were residents of Vilakazi Street in Soweto.

Our Legendary African Buffet

R250 per person excluding drinks

Our buffet is served daily from 11h00 till late. Eat as much as you like for R250 per person (excluding drinks) for 2 hours.

Our buffet consist of the following: Lamb Stew, Roasted Chicken Pieces, Boerewors, Tripe (Mogudu), Seasonal Vegetable selection, Rice, Pap, Samp & Beans, Tomato Gravy, Steamed Bread (Dombolo), Umqa, Ting, Soup of the Day, Selection of salads & Assortment of desserts & ice cream.

To book a table for 5 or more guests kindly get in touch with our Reservations team via email

buffet menu at sakhumzi restaurant in vilakazi street soweto

mogodu monday menu at sakhumzi Restaurant in vilakazi street in soweto

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Contact Us

Get in touch with our family restaurant to book our venue for your next event and for table bookings.


6980 Vilakazi Street,
Orlando West
Soweto, 1804

Trading Hours:

Mon - Fri: 11h00 to 21h00
Saturdays: 11h00 to 22h30
Sundays: 11h00 to 21h00


(011) 536 1379

(011) 939 4427