Soweto, South Africa
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Ride through one of South Africa's most famous townships during this 4-hour bike tour of Soweto. Learn about daily life in this vibrant neighborhood, and its often challenging history. Hear about the movement of black South Africans against Apartheid. See the Regina Mundi church, a squatter camp, and the house where Nelson Mandela once lived.
  • 4-hour bike tour of Soweto from Johannesburg
  • Learn about the sometimes troubling history of this township
  • See the house where Nelson Mandela once lived
  • Hear about the student uprising against Apartheid
Depart from the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West and begin your cycling tour of Soweto. See where the township was first established in 1904, and learn about the historic events that have taken place there since.
Hear about the good, bad, ugly, and sad aspects of Soweto's history as you see some important places in the township. See a mineworkers' hostel, an orphanage, several churches, and the homes once lived in by Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Stop at Orlando West High School to learn about the student uprising against Apartheid in 1976 that led to the death of Hector Pieterson. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum on your own after the tour.
The tour concludes at the Coffee and Cream cafe.

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c
, Apr 2017

This was valuable with the caveat that one needs to be prepared for intense heat - remember to wear a full hat I just had a cap and total sunscreen. Surprisingly, lots of uphill biking on shouldn't have been surprising old bikes. But worth it all - I'll never forget it. So grateful for the fine young men escorting and explaining everything we saw. Thank you so much!

A
, Mar 2017

great experience

J
, Jan 2017

Fun Fun Fun is the best way to describe. Cycling around on very basic bikes on very interesting roads was quite an experience not for the faint hearted. Loved the little food places visited and very friendly neighborhood. Our guides were excellent highly recommend.

c
, Apr 2017

Des vélos en très mauvais état : roues voilées, pas de freins, pas de possibilité de changement de vitesse . Des problèmes de sécurité avec un enfant car les sièges sont difficilement adaptables sur les vélos proposés . Nous n'avons effectué qu'une partie du tour proposé car nous sommes tombés plusieurs fois en panne avec ce matériel défectueux . C'est dommage parce que ce que nous avons réussi à voir était plutôt intéressant . Les guides étaient par ailleurs très sympathiques .


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