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Credo Mutwa Cultural Village & Oppenheimer Tower

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Created by author, artist, and traditional healer Credo Mutwa, the cultural village offers an outdoor museum celebrating African art, culture and folklore. Also known as Kwakhaya Lendaba (the Place of Stories), the Credo Mutwa Cultural Village contains a fascinating collection of sculptures weaving together historical figures and mythological beings, in amongst dwellings from a variety of African building styles.

Overlooking the sculpture garden is the Oppenheimer Tower, built using bricks from houses demolished during forced removals in the 1950s, and named after mining magnate Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. Located at the centre of Soweto, the tower affords panoramic views of the sprawling township. The Oppenheimer Tower and cultural village are located in the Oppenheimer Gardens, a public park with indigenous plants.

Contact Details:

011 930 1813


Central Western Jabavu, Soweto

Opening & Closing Times:

Daily 6am-6pm.