Region D, Zone 1, Cnr Mphalwa & Mtetwa Streets, Jabulani, Soweto, South Africa


Soweto, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


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Eldorado Park CemeteryView
The office is closed on weekends, but weekend burials can be arranged on Fridays. New graves can be arranged on the same day since the prepared graves are always available. The Muslim and Christian sections are still in operation. Muslims can arrange funerals on the same day and make arrangements for payment later. The Christian section accommodates all religions. The cemetery digs the grave, but families usually cover the graves. However, cemetery workers will cover the grave at no additional cost if requested by the family. Hours: 7am to 4pm daily
Le Roux CemeteryView
Hours: 7am to 4pm daily
Avalon CemeteryView
Avalon Cemetery represented the place to honour struggle heroes, and today holds the graves of many South African heroes. Hector Pieterson, Tsietsi Mashinini, Joe Slovo, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and many more are buried here. During the height of the struggle in the 1970s and 1980s, funerals became one of the most powerful expressions of defiance against the apartheid government. In many ways, Avalon is associated with a history of defiance and struggle. Thousands of mourners would congregate at the cemetery to sing forbidden songs of freedom and chant banned slogans until they were driven away by security forces. Located in the south-western corner of Soweto, the cemetery spans 172 hectares and holds graves of more than 300 000 people. Telephone: (011) 947-1348 or (011) 947-2696 Cellphone: 082 880-7062 or 082 366-1307 Operations: Tel : (011) 028-0092