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Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Soweto 1804, South Africa
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+27 11 936 3444
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Great Experience- even for Joziburgers

We did the tour with our two daughters (10 - 15). Though we've been to Soweto before it was a very special experience. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, the bikes are in a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the tour with our two daughters (10 - 15). Though we've been to Soweto before it was a very special experience. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, the bikes are in a good condition and the 4h gives you a very good overview. We also enjoyed the lunch afterwards. It is also good tour four a 10 year... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour started with an authentic lunch (pap, veggies and meat) at the hostel. We did the walking tour (not the bicycle tour) in a small group. Our guide invited us to stop and interact with locals wherever we or they wanted to do so. It was those spontaneous stops and conversations that made the tour unique and special. A... More 

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Thank isainindia
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience with this place, run out of Lebo's backpacking hostel. We did the two-hour tour and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Of course, it's just one guide's perspective on life in the township and the important history that has taken place in Soweto, but hearing about the township from someone who lives there is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Having been in Joburg for a week weeks with work, I was determined to find time to explore and learn about Soweto. After some research I decided cycling was different to my usual walking tour, and I didn't fancy being couped up in a car or mini bus. I picked Lebo's based on reviews only, and booked online. I also... More 

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Thank Rosie S
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

This tour showed some of South African history in a fresh light. Right in the ground fist hand view of the Township was interesting. Tour guide was knowleablgable although a little one sided on the historic events of South Africa. Also a bit pricey for local South Africans. Overall a great experience.

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Thank DeeVee89
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

This was our favorite experience in the Johannesburg area. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and passionate. There is so much history in Soweto and it is so important for visitors to learn about South Africa's past. This experience is a "must!"

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We did the 4 hour cycle tour and on the day we were the only ones doing it, others were doing a 2 hour tour. As such there was the 2 of us and our guide, Willielee (apologies for the spelling). The result was a very personal tour of Soweto. Our knowledge of Soweto was fairly limited to begin with... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

You can't really understand South Africa without hearing multiple perspectives, and this is the best way I can think of to hear the Black perspective on Apartheid. It's both fun and informative since you will see parts of Soweto that most tourists never see, and meet people who are happy to tell you about their history and personal experiences.

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Thank Michael B
Doha, Qatar
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

the day started with a flip of a coin, and the decision was made - one of my better ones at that... there are parts of Soweto to which i regularly go but this tour gave you an unbiased run down on "whats under the skin". the team was courteous and respectful, empathetic to the whole group and considered the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This was at lebos backpacker place. We didn't actually bicycle as rain was pouring down when we were about to start but took a tuktuk instead for 4h. 3 persons plus guide worked very well. Guide was great and got a really good feel and history. We got off and walked the townships at several places. Plus with tuktuk is... More 

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