June 16 Ride - Special Youth Day tour

Discounted Youth Day Tour!

Join us in celebrating Youth Day and commemorating the Soweto Uprisings on June 16.

48 years ago the youth of Soweto took to the streets to protest against the oppressive Apartheid regime and the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instructions in schools. What started out as a peaceful march ended up in a bloodbath where children and youth were killed by Apartheid police. The Soweto Uprisings sparked protests around the country that would eventually be part of a series of events that brought the regime to its knees. The Students of 1976 brought about the freedom we enjoy today!

In commemorating this important day in history, we will be hosting our annual June 16 bike and tuk tuk ride - a guided tour following the trail of the Students of 1976.

Our June 16 Experience include:

Riding through the areas of Central Jabavu, Mfol
Cycling / tuk tuk to Morris Isaacson's Highschool famous for playing an important role in the Uprising.
Visiting the June 16 Memorial Arch and the memorial site of student leader Tsietsi Mashinini.
Stopping at homes of some of our liberation heroes such as Robert Sobukwe, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and The Mandela house on Vilakazi Street.
The story of Hastings Ndlovu - one first students to be killed by the Apartheid regime on this day.
The confrontation corner - where Apartheid police and protesting students confronted each other resulting in 100's of dead and wounded children.
The Hector Pieterson Memorial where we pay the final tribute to our heroes of 1976.
The tour ends back at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers and our Outdoor Restaurant for our heartwarming Potjiekos lunch (stews cooked over fire).

Start-time for the June 16 ride: 10:00am - duration of the tour is approximately 3.5 hours.

Lunch served around 13:30.

Price - tour including lunch:

Bike Ride - Adults: R400 pp; Half price for Children & Youth up to 18 years joined by an adult.

Tuk Tuk Ride - Adults: R500 pp; Half price Children & Youth up to 18 years joined by an adult.

Special group and family rates available - send us a Special Request.

Lunch menu:

Potjie lunch - Various stews cooked over fire served with veggies and Pap and home made bread.

To book:

Book here on the website by filling in our booking form - we will get back to you within 24 hours. Alternatively call or send us a WhatsApp on: 081 524 2918, or send us an e-mail to: lebo@sowetobackpackers.com


Valid from: 16 June 2024

Expires: 16 June 2024