Sakhumzi Restaurant | Best African Restaurant in Soweto and Johannesburg
Bookings: (011) 939 4427 Bookings: (011) 536 1379

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 established in 2001.

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

African Restaurant In Johannesburg

Our restaurant caters to local guests, national as well as international tourists who want to tantalize their taste buds with an authentic African cuisine when visiting any of our three locations, namely Vilakazi Street, Sakhumzi Phefeni and Sakhumzi Zoo Lake.


Family Restaurant

Our African restaurant is a culinary destination for adults and kids of all ages who want to enjoy an authentic African cuisine while enjoying the scenery on all our family-friendly restaurants.


Experienced Team

Our team 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.


Filming & Events

We cater for birthday celebrations, bridal showers, baby showers, farewells and corporate events. Our venue is also ideal for radio, filming and television broadcasting for media as well as production houses.

Our Legendary Buffet

Sakhumzi Zoo Lake

Contact Us

Get in touch with any of our restaurants to reserve your table.

Sakhumzi Soweto:

6980 Vilakazi Street

Orlando West

Soweto, 1804

(011) 536 1379

Sakhumzi Phefeni:

Cnr Pela Road & Ndlovu Road, Dube

Soweto, 1804

011 536 1379

Sakhumzi Zoo Lake:

1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview

Johannesburg, 1804

087 093 9693

Table Bookings:

Contact our stores directly for booking enquiries, events, menus and information you may require.