4 Hour Bicycle Tour

Experience this exciting and eco-friendly tour around the streets of Soweto. Go out for a half day cycling adventure around the township and get to know the different communities and its history. Go to places such as a former migrant workers’ hostel for men. Here you will be introduced to the culture and life today.

Visit Meadowlands, famous for the forced removals from the vibrant and racially mixed Sophiatown in the 1950's.

Cycle through historical landmarks of the 1976 student uprisings and visit the memorial site of Hector Pieterson.

You will also cycle down Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela used to live and where Bishop Desmond Tutu has his home.

You will have the opportunity to see the various parts of Soweto, how some communities are still in need of development and poverty alleviation and how some areas have turned in to "small affluent suburbs".

This tour gives you insight about Soweto's many different faces, the Soweto uprisings and the resistance against Apartheid. You will also see and learn how the communities have changed and developed to what it is today.

Throughout the tour you will also get an opportunity to have a ‘taste of Soweto’ by stopping at different food stalls and a shebeen / pub along the route tasting popular township snacks, food and drinks. The tour will end with traditional beer tasting along with storytelling on African customs and traditions.

All our tours at 10am and 1pm include lunch which is either served after the tour – 10am slot – or before the tour – 1:00 pm slot. Lunch is served at our “Outdoor Restaurant” with seating in the community park.

Rates

R530 pp (Tour only guest)
R450 pp (Backpackers guest)
All tour prices include lunch

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Details

Duration: 4 Hours

Dress: * Comfortable shoes * Extra sweater or rain jacket * In winter (June-August): A couple of layers with a jacket or jersey as winter mornings starts of quite cold but as the day goes the weather usually warms up.

Fitness Level: You need to be light to moderately fit. This tour is suited for people of all ages. You will not be cycling for the full duration of the tour and there will be many stops. You can expect a few hills.

Pack: Camera Sun block, Water bottle (we also sell water), Pocket money for snacks on the road or souvenirs at the market