Soweto bicycle tour


Johannesburg & Magaliesberg


$ 28 (Pps)




The 4 hour Soweto bicycle tour allows you to experience the exciting and eco-friendly streets of Soweto – South Africa’s largest black residential area. Spend half a day soaking up the history, culture and many different faces of Soweto; from the Soweto uprising and the resistance against Apartheid, to the developing communities and what they look like today. 

Itinerary at a glance:

  • Start at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and get to the first stop which is a look out point of Orlando West and East 
  • Next stop is the Mzhimhlope Men’s hostel (a former migrant workers hostel)
  • Continue through the vibrant community of Meadowlands
  • See one of Soweto’s few “mansions” owned by jazz musician Abigail Khubeka who used to perform with “Mama Africa” – Miriam Makeba
  • Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial commemorating the student’s uprisings on 16 June 1976
  • Proceed to the only street in the world which has been home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners – Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu
  • Cycle in to the little suburb called “Beverly Hills of Soweto” 

Bicycles, helmets, snacks and traditional beer are included in this tour, as well as a traditional lunch at a local restaurant – either served after the tour (10am slot) or before the tour (1:00 pm slot). The meal is a delicious African stew cooked the traditional way – over the fire – served in a fresh piece of bread, called a “bunny chow”.

If you prefer breathing in fresh air to that of the inside of a bus, and you quite enjoy cruising through vibrant streets and seeing things from a different perspective, then this tour is a must. You have a choice between a 2 hour, 4 hour or full day bicycle tour.  The price given is for the 2 hour tour, including lunch.