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Cycle in Soweto

7481 Litabestreet, Soweto, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Soweto
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Owner description: Bike tour around the township. Lets you escape the bus, watch more, have real interactions and enjoy the fresh air.Designed and run by local guides and offer a unique experience.The costs include: bike rental, minimum op uphills, professional (multi lingual) guide service.
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San Francisco
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So, I almost always do bike tours when I am in a new city, as I really enjoy a more grass roots visit and a chance to exercise. Why I chose this tour company over Soweto Bicycle Tours I can't remember but I regret it. I can't remember the tour guides name, but #1 he was more like a local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a marvellous day, cycling in Soweto with our kids, having fun, meeting people. The best way to discover Soweto for sure. One of the best day of our fabulous trip in South Africa.

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Ten Boer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What shall I say? If you have time, you know how to ride a bicycle and you're in the Jo'burg area: just do it! There is no better way to experience Soweto. Concerned about safety? Don't be. Your guide(s) are your insurance, they are local. We never felt unsafe, not for a moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great experience with friendly, hospitable hosts. Bikes were in perfect condition, and the guides gave us a proper look into Soweto life. Will definitely do it again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of Soweto. It was very safe and we loved hearing first hand what life in the township was like. The staff were all wonderfully friendly and keen to accommodate us. Being on a bike was so much better than being stuck behind glass in a bus - I think every visitor to... More

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Bern, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This was a wonderful tour, well organized, lot's to see/learn and good pace. It was easy to book online and I also arranged a pick-up/drop-off with them. The 4hour tour was perfect for me, though if you want to go inside the museums you'll have to do the full day tour. The tour starts/ends at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, it's a... More

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Somewhere in Bavaria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Did the 4 hour cycle tour with Bonganin (Guide) and it was absolutely perfcect. Great impressions about the history and the life in Soweto. If you hear about Soweto you think about crime and all the bad thinks you may have heart in the TV and radio years ago. But now it's a very interesting place. Still a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Had a great tour on bikes. After all the negative stories about Soweto we decided against all odds to try it ourselves. Honestly: The 'not safe' stories are noncence. Never ever felt unsafe. Friendly people and fantastic hospitality, even better than in our home country. Great experience and an eye-opener towards black culture in South Africa.

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