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Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Soweto 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)11 936 3444

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All visitors of Joburg should take this tour!

The tour is organized by Lebo's backpackers hostel. Guided by young, well informed, Sowetans you ride the Sowetan streets and learn about the origin of Soweto, the people and of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I overall had a great time doing the bike tour. 4 hours was possibly too long so if you are rushed for time (only a short stint in joberg) 2 hours is enough. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about soweto history and the future of south Africa. At times I felt they were a bit bored of doing... More 

Thank lariebo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is organized by Lebo's backpackers hostel. Guided by young, well informed, Sowetans you ride the Sowetan streets and learn about the origin of Soweto, the people and of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and Desmond Tutu, while visiting their houses. You can take a beer in a local pub, or pay a quick visit to the museum of Nelson... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concept is excellent: Soweto was a fascinating destination to discover by bike. The guides were highly knowledgeable and friendly (special thanks to Sipho). HOWEVER, I cannot recommend this tour until the owner, Lebo, gets all bikes in roadsafe condition. At 6′3″ I am no longer exceptionally tall, and among Lebo’s many bikes I found a few whose frames were... More 

Thank Matthew S
Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can not imagine going to South Africa and not doing this bike tour. The entire experience was magical as well as being a wonderful learning opportunity. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is going to be in the Johannesburg area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished the 4 hour bicycle tour and i have to say without i doubt its a must do!!!....we were able to try the local cusine, hang out with the locals and also learn about the history of soweto and jburg. Everyone here are friendly and the bike ride is also nice and easy too. Highly recommended!!! Great job guys!!!

Thank Vince_132014
South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Initially we were reluctant to do this trip due to the political turmoil and suffering of the Soweto residents under apartheid. We thought that 2 white tourists pedaling around Soweto may not be a wise thing - we were entirely wrong. We were made to feel very welcome and local assured us that they welcomed tourists as they brought income... More 

Thank Wangary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This Tour, this event and these hosts are definitely a bucket-list item. Warm, inviting, knowledgeable, so very friendly, food was great, they took their time with those that needed a bit of extra help and nothing was impossible. We also celebrated a colleagues 10 year work anniversary and set up balloons and a projector in the little section near the... More 

Thank Yolonda M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We really loved this tour. It was the start of school holidays so there were lots of kids in the village and we had a nice time interacting with them. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about the area. We did the 4 hour tour and it whized by. Would definitely recommend spending the extra time.

Thank Camille S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

As per previous reviews if there is only one thing to do in Joberg area this is it. You get to see and meet so many different things and people. Our guide was excellent, the food traditional and delicious..When I come back on holiday to S.A I will also stay at SOWETO backpackers as it is lovely place. Bike tour... More 

Thank Naomipd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Fascinating learnt so much saw the poverty yes but saw much more that would inspire . Tye school kids in uniform , well appointed schools and kindergartens smiling faces . Historical facts , emotional moments at the site of the uprising , nelson mandalas home after his release and Desmond Tutus house and the dispelling of pre conceived ideas of... More 

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