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Address: 7481 Litabestreet, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: 079-8174674
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Bike tour around the township. Lets you escape the bus, watch more, have...

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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Everything I knew was wrong

An amazing tour that went around Soweto for four hours. Everything that I had read and heard about Soweto was wrong - it is a bustling township that has a sense of community that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
travellingismambo
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing tour that went around Soweto for four hours. Everything that I had read and heard about Soweto was wrong - it is a bustling township that has a sense of community that would make most cities envious. As a guide Jazz was entertaining, informative and engaging - everything you would want from a tour guide. Cycling enabled you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My husband and I hired bikes from Cycle in Soweto for Critical Mass in Joburg last night. The guys arrived on time and were great fun, they treated us like old friends! It was so easy for us - pick up the bikes at the start line and drop them at the end. No fussing around. The guys rode the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The bike tour was really great. We saw Mandela's house, went to the local brewery, and road around the city. We got lunch in a non-touristy cafe and ate near a popular rode. It was really amazing learning all the history about Soweto and our guide answered all of our questions and took a lot of pictures of us! Great... More 

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Thank Lmifsud
Soest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cycling in Soweto was an eye opening experience for our family with 2 girls of 12 and 10. We were received in a very welcoming way and first enjoyed a nice cup of coffee; our guide was a local person and quickly he introduced us to the local habits (I don't recall having said "Hi there" so often in 2.5... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Staff is really friendly and the guide was from Soweto which makes the tour even more interesting: we tasted local handmade beer and listened about Sowetan stories, we even sang! Do it!

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San Francisco
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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 via mobile

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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Thank Emilie N
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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Thank DocJan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank HSturge
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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