Orlando Towers, Soweto

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  • Address: Chris Hani Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa, Soweto
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27 -716744343
  • Ticket Price: 60 ZAR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Tower
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About Orlando Towers, Soweto

This landmark is a must-visit in Soweto. During the Apartheid era, the towers were used by a coal-burning plant to produce electricity for the northern suburban region of Johannesburg. On the other hand, Soweto’s people became the sufferers as they were left to inhale the poisonous smoke emit from these towers. These towers worked till 1998 and after that it was left neglected and unused. However in 2007, Skyriders transformed these unused towers into an entertainment area – a vertical adventure facility and a prominent landmark for tourists. Today, these towers hold a special place for adrenaline junkies who wish to experience activities like swinging, bungee jumping, rap jumping, climbing, abseiling and a zip line. The towers also serve as giant billboards where artistic murals depicting the lifestyle in Soweto have been done.

While exploring the city, your eyes cannot ignore the giant painting of ‘Madiba waving his hand’ on the towers.

Orlando Towers Information

  • For bungee jumping, your body weight should be between 35kg to 115kg.

Orlando Towers Ticket Prices

  • Bungee jump: RAND 480
  • Power Swing: RAND 360
  • Internal swing: RAND 360
  • Abseil: RAND 260 (Saturday only)
  • Viewing platform: RAND 60

Orlando Towers Opening and Closing Hours

Booking Office Timings:

  • Moday: 11am – 5pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 5pm 

How To reach Orlando Towers by Public Transport

  • By Car ; From Johannesburg, take the N1 towards Bloemfontein. Take the M68 Soweto/Southgate/Old Potch Road off-ramp and turn right on Old Potch Road.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Orlando Towers

  • 95% of people who visit Soweto include Orlando Towers in their plan

  • 39.58% of people start their Orlando Towers visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Orlando Towers

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

94.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Orlando Towers

People normally club together Carlton Centre Observation Deck and Vilakazi Street while planning their visit to Orlando Towers.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Orlando Towers, Soweto Reviews

  • Was an amazing experience. We had really happy, cheerful and caring instructors that make everything better. The toilets were nice and clean and the service at the admin desk was nice and quick.

  • For the brave. For the thrill seekers wanting a different experience. Just go to the top for the photo op. Or take the fast route down - with or without a rope attached. Bungy or scads.

  • Incredible experience! This place has an awesome and virbrant atmosphere. Great place for some adrenaline induing action. These guys know exactly what they are doing. Complete professionals.

  • Lovely cultural experience and adventure zone if you're not from Soweto. If you are From Soweto, you know the vibe is nice. Visit Chaf Pozi after doing your adventure. You won't regret it

  • Safe and fun. If one wants something that’ll really give them an adrenaline rush, look no further. Affordable safe and fun. Lots of activities around there. Quite professional staff, they offer video and photography but won’t hurt to have a friend taking a video from below since you jump with a GoPro camera. I loved the experience.

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