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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Die Akker Koffiehuis

Open since 1993 in the iconic “Die Bult” section of Potchefstroom, the Die Akker Koffiehuis claims to have been the first place in Potchefstroom to serve cappuccinos. “Die Akker” means “the oak tree” in Afrikaans, presumably named for the avenue of stately oaks (the longest oak tree avenue in South Africa) on which the restaurant stands. A colorful emblem above the front door portrays a half-wreath of oak leaves with two acorns at the centre. 

Soweto Theatre

Opened in 2012, the Soweto Theatre is by far the most striking piece of architecture in Soweto, if not in all of Johannesburg. Looming above the busy Jabulani township, the building consists of three huge, primary coloured cubes that look like a giant’s building blocks. Each cube — one red, one blue, and one yellow — contains a separate “black box” performance venue inside the theatre. 

Regina Mundi Church

Regina Mundi Church — Regina Mundi means “Queen of the World” in Latin — was built in 1964 and is the largest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa. The church has 2,000 seats and can accommodate up to 5,000 people in total.  

Regina Mundi looks rather unobtrusive from the outside, despite its considerable size. But inside, the church’s history is palpable. Rows and rows of simple wooden pews sit beneath a wide triangular roof and a large but simple crucifix hangs in the pulpit.  

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