Johannesburg - Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, Soweto, is under siege - by snakes.
The reptiles, including one anaconda, have become the latest attraction on the street famed for being the only thoroughfare in the world to once have been home to two Nobel Prize winners - Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
With the street now boasting several restaurants, craft-and-curio shops, Mamfiso’s Snake Show adds to its tourism value and vibrancy something “authentic and African”.
It’s been four months since owner Lindiwe Mngomezulu, who is popularly known as Mamfiso, opened her home to people who want to view a snake show.
With an entry fee of only R10 per adult, snake lovers coming into Mamfiso’s five-room house should brace themselves for a welcome by five snakes, including two yellow and white albino Burmese pythons.