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Explore Jo'berg On A Bike

From US$ 62 per person
Excellent 4.8
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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore the vibrant streets of the city on your bike
  • Discover Soweto's rich history and culture
  • Visit a Soweto shebeen bar for a game of pool and drinks
  • Cycle past 1976 student uprising sites and Vilakazi Street
Cycle straight into the soul of South Africa on this Johannesburg tour through the streets of iconic Soweto. See where Mandela once called home, cycle past Desmond Tutu's current digs, and hit a local shebeen bar for a cool drink and a game of pool.

Discover the colour, energy, and history of vibrant Soweto during this Johannesburg bike tour. Hop on two wheels to explore the streets of the colourful region that more than three million people call home. As we ride along, your local guide will take you through the history of Soweto as well as into current developments and life today. With locals speaking all of the 11 official languages of South Africa, see if you can pick up a few local phrases to greet people while riding through the streets.

We’ll start at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and head to our first stop: a look-out point that takes in Orlando West and East. View the surroundings of the township, including the home grounds of the famous soccer team, the Orlando Pirates. From there, our next stop is Mzimhlophe Men’s Hostel – a former migrant workers’ hostel. You’ll learn how men from around the country moved to Johannesburg and its townships to work in the gold mines, and the conditions they lived in — as well as how this area has now transformed to become a Soweto community today. In this area, many locals still practice traditional African customs, and you’ll learn all about their beliefs and traditions.

Your Soweto tour then continues via Meadowlands to the memorial site of Hector Pieterson, commemorating the uprisings on 16 June 1976, when hundreds of children and youths lost their lives while protesting the Apartheid education system.

From there, we’ll continue on to Vilakazi Street, where we’ll stop at Nelson Mandela’s former home, and the home of Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, to learn more about these icons’ contributions to a free and democratic South Africa. This will be the last stop of the tour, and from there, we’ll cycle back to Lebo’s, where you can take in more of Soweto, the community, and its people.
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • And transportation as indicated.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Tips / gratuities for drivers and guides.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5-6 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Johannesburg, South Africa
Good to know Dress standard: Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable.

Child Policy: Children must be aged between 6 and 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this Johannesburg bike tour.
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
From At
5 - Excellent
“Our cycling tour in Soweto with Tsheppo was excellent. We would definitely recommend this adventure for anyone interested in the culture, people, music and food. The small group was an essential part of the experience to minimise our impact on the local people.”
From At
4.5 - Excellent
“A little bit more explanations on booking process could be welcome”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
other information
Urban Adventures / Product Category: Bicycle Tours
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