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Soweto Bicycle Tours

10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Soweto 1804, South Africa
+27 (0)11 936 3444
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Soweto
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our last day in Joburg after our organized tour left. We booked this and it was a great decision. The Company picked us up at our hotel (for an additional fee that was pretty reasonable) and brought us to their location and dropped us off afterwards. The tour lasted several hours and took us to various areas of... More

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Glenelg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We are a family of four (we have two kids ages 9 and 11) who are touring Johannesburg during our trip to South Africa. We took the four hour Soweto tour which was amazing. Our tour guide (Jazz) was very informative, funny, and kept the tour entertaining. We cycled up and down hills, through very poor areas, past Nelson Mandela's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was an in depth yet relaxed tour through the streets and back alleys of soweto. Our guide was a local so very knowledgeable and quite charming. The tour takes you through a lot of incredible sights and important historical locations. It's brilliant doing it on a bike to get an 'insiders' perspective. All round, well worth doing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We are a family of 2 + 2 (kids are 6 and 7 years old) and made the 4 hours tour. It was a great tour with up and downs, i.e. uphill and downhill, poor and rich area and some emotionals as well. Sufficient breaks to relax. However also to receive information about Joburg, Soweto as well as life and... More

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I traveled by driver to Soweto from Jo'berg (R1000 r/t) and we found our way to Lebos . The tour operation is located at a very cool backpackers hostel. First off the staff was very friendly and the bicycles were in good condition for riding. After checking in and payment, I waited with some of the others, both hostel guests... More

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Wales
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It was great to cycle round Soweto, or rather part of Orlando West. The route, which took us through rich and poor parts of the township was great, though two hours was not enough time to get more than a glimpse of the Hector Pieterson museum or the Mandela house. I visited them another day. There are longer tours, but... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We did the 2 and a half hour tour which was excellent with a very informative guide and good value for money.We were shown the many improvements that have been made since apartheid ended but also the poverty that still exists in the informal settlements in particular..Soweto is much hillier than I expected and had to walk the bike up... More

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are on the fence about this, just do it, it is definitely worth it. Our tour guide (Love) was very charismatic and had lots of information to share. You ride through the town (I never felt unsafe) and will meet many children who aren't trying to sell you anything, they just want a high-five! The four hour tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The guide was very good, we felt safe whilst touring every facet of Soweto to get a good picture of life there. There are a few hills to navigate, down, and up!!, but there are stops to give you a minute to recover. Would recommend taking water, and small change (for street performers, stalls etc) and /or sweets and fruit... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

this tour was recommended to us, and I checked on Trip Advisor and based on mostly positive reviews went ahead and booked. The organisers did a good job booking us in for the 3pm tour, and they actually came to pick us up from the Apartheid Museum about 20 mins away. I did confirm that morning, and glad I did... More

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