Guided tour

Soweto: Guided Bicycle Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

56 reviews

Activity provider: One Day Africa
Guided tour

Soweto: Guided Bicycle Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: One Day Africa

From US$ 37.99 per person

Join a cultural tour of Orlando West in Soweto. Bike through homes of political icons who lived here while fighting the regime during apartheid.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Visit Hector Pietersen Museum, Mandela House and Tutu House
  • Meet the locals and discover township culture
  • Bike along the famous Vilakazi Street
Full description
Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore the urban complex of Soweto on a bicycle. Get to experience the township like a local. Get a glimpse of Hector Pietersen Museum, Mandela House and Tutu House. Start your cycling tour in Killarney, an up-and-coming tourist destination in Soweto. Learn how this township was created in 1904 and share the history of these neighborhoods. Ride to Mzimhlophe and visit Mzimhlophe Women's hostel. Continue to Mama Lilian Ngoyi's house, an anti-apartheid activist. Cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning points of apartheid. This tour will get you closer to all the highlights of Soweto. See the Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner. Then, pass by Tutu House on Vilakazi Street, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his family once resided. Talk about the Nobel Laureate's contribution to apartheid's downfall in South Africa. Give your feet a break by stopping for lunch. Taste South African sandwiches called kota before cycling back to the starting point.
  • Food and drinks
  • Local Guide
  • Bicycle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Vilakazi Espresso.

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 56 reviews

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Great experience. You see and learn a lot. It reels a bit strande to go by Nike as nobody Else do. We would have loved to visit one of the houses in SoWeTo but that is unfortunately not on the programme and a short walk in SoWeTo neighbourhood would have been great as Well.

April 1, 2023

This was the perfect experience to round out our time in South Africa. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. I don't usually ride bikes, but we went at an easy enough pace. It seemed like we hit all the high points of the area, and we got plenty of insight into the important social factors that have shaped the past and present of South Africa. The tour provided invaluable context for our trip, and we had plenty of fun as well. I wish the best to our guide and hope he's able to pursue his goal of a degree in biotechnology!

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April 1, 2023

Very well organized and informative bycicle trip in Soweto, it was such a great way to get to know a REAL South African neighbourhood. It worths as 10 South African history lesson or twice as a visit in Apartheid Museum. When going to the meeting point, just copy the address in Google Maps and don't worry, yes, thats an ordinary house with no signs of a bycicle tour. Actually I was very confused if am I on the right place, but yes, that it is. :)

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 396458