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618 Makhalemele Street | Dube Village, Soweto, South Africa
+27 (0)11 982 2796 or 082 992 3888
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2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Thu - Mon 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Place to eat in Soweto

I had a nice meal. The owner was really nice and the food was nice. We arrived just in time. The food had just been prepared. it was Authentic South African food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Felecia T
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a nice meal. The owner was really nice and the food was nice. We arrived just in time. The food had just been prepared. it was Authentic South African food.

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Houston, Texas
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Part of a full day private tour of JoBerg. We were a bit late for lunch and were the only folks dining in this large place. Food good. Very friendly service. A little singing performance. Damages for 5 were 65 USD.

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Gießen, Hessen, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We - a international group from India, Germany, Mexico and South-Africa had lunch at this nice place. The South-African friends choose the best place in Soweto to capture the live there! Thanks! A must visit place! Wandie welcomes you!

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Horsham West sussex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wandies is in Soweto and if you doing a trip in Soweto this is where I recommend you go for lunch It offers a African food selection of buffet food for R140 which is about £8 per person and that is you can eat as much as you like it includes desert. There is live African music while you eating,... More 

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Encinitas, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had hired a private tour guide (Brenda Dornbrack) to take us around the greater Johannesburg area. During our all day tour, we stopped at Wandies Place for a late lunch. We felt safe, the food is very authentic to the area, and the staff were beyond friendly. We were even treated to the songs of a local guitarist. A... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Unfortunately Wandies did not live up to expectations. The atmosphere was stilted, none of the vibe that had been hyped. The food was disappointing and looked like it was left over from the lunch sitting. On the whole it was not an experience I would rush to repeat.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This has for to be my fav restaurant ever, such character, authenticity and ambience! Was like being home xx

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Johannesburg
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What to say....was sadly disappointed - I have to admit and say that they are still riding on the ratings of the past! Honestly this is how I see it. Had such huge expectations for a truly African Experience, and it was not to be....sure the restaurant was authentic and local, and I really liked the pots for the buffet,... More 

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Lancaster, California
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8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with a group of about 25 people and we had an awesome time. The food was buffet style and it was very delicious and plentiful. The restaurant is popular among celebrities and it was exciting to write our names on the walls (which is their tradition) to show that we had been there. Enjoy!

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Arlington, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Not sure how to rate Wandie's. I liked some foods and some I didn't. Since it is my only Soweto food experience, I have nothing to compare it to. It seems to be the stop for lots of tour guides. Lots of American tourist there when I went. The atmosphere seemed fun and the place looked clean. Good live entertainment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 Makhalemele Street | Dube Village, Soweto, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto
  • Phone Number: +27 (0)11 982 2796 or 082 992 3888
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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