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This popular, eco-friendly and exciting township tour takes you around the streets of Soweto. Go out with our local guides for a half or a full day cycling tour around the community and get to know what makes this township unique. Have a taste of Soweto, eat our local burger - Kota, stop at the shebeen and enjoy the traditional beer with the people. Go home with a different perception of the township.

We offer pick up and drop off from Johannesburg.

2 HOUR SOWETO BICYCLE TOUR
A shorter tour of Soweto that will take you to some of the most interesting historical sites around Soweto.
Highlights: Workers' hostel · Meadowlands · Site of the 1976 student uprising · Hector Pieterson Memorial · Mandela's former home · Local shebeen
For more information click here.

4 HOUR SOWETO BICYCLE TOUR
Experience this exciting and eco-friendly tour around the streets of Soweto. Go out for a half day cycling adventure around the township and get to know the different communities and its history.
Highlights: Workers' hostel · Meadowlands · Site of the 1976 student uprising · Hector Pieterson Memorial · Mandela's former home · Township lunch · Local shebeen
For more information click here.

FULL DAY SOWETO BICYCLE TOUR
This tour gives you the stories of the struggle, a taste of local food and drinks, and a full day adventure cycling the streets of Soweto! The tour offers a lot of stops for you to have both a relaxed and adventurous tour.
Highlights: Home of former ANC Women's League's Chair · Women workers' hostel · Hector Pieterson Museum · Township lunch · Local shebeen
For more information click here.

KLIPTOWN SOWETO BICYCLE TOUR
In the early 1900's people were moved to the area called Klipspruit Valley and Kliptown. During Apartheid this was the only area around Johannesburg where African people could own a piece of land. This tour will give you an alternative, up close and personal experience of Soweto and Kliptown.
Highlights: Kliptown tour · Arts & culture NGO - Soweto Kliptown Youth
For more information click here.

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Head out to the famous suburb Orlando West and get a unique experience. Get to know Soweto by walking the streets and learn the township lingo – Tsotsi Taal, join our tours – cycling or walking, play soccer with the locals and watch the big games.

Volunteer in one of our community projects and meet people that make development happen. Take a walk to museums, restaurants and shebeens. Visit the church and sing to the gospel tunes. Enjoy a delicious braai around the camp fire and dance to the local beats from drums and kwaito music.

We're proud to be one of the few black-owned backpackers and one of the few backpackers in a black community in South Africa. 2007 Tourism Investment Award winner!

 

Accommodation

Dormitory beds R95 per person a night
Single Room R150 a night
Double Room R250 per room a night
You are also welcome to pitch your tent in our garden for R65 per person a night

 

Things to do

take a stroll through the neighbourhood (it's safe!)
visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, the Mandela Family Museum
bungee jump from the famous Orlando Towers

check out restaurants and bars in the area
internet café, shops and ATM on a close walking distance
other interesting areas such as Meadowlands and Mzimhlope Hostel nearby
visit a traditional healer (sangoma)
and last but not least: our famous Soweto Bicycle Tours!!

 

Foodstuff

Don't miss the opportunity of home made Soweto stews, curries, spicy and mild salads and our tasty Braai (Barbecue). R65 for a meal, served daily on request.
Our Cold Breakfast - Cereals, Yogurt, Fruit, Juice, Toast, Tea and Coffee for R35
Our Hot Breakfast - Bacon, sausage, eggs, tomatoe, cheese and toast for R35-R45
Lunch menu - R25-R65
Self Catering kitchen available
Braai area
Local restaurants nearby

 

Responsible Tourism - Community Projects

Since some years back Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers are working with a greening project which is to develop a park located right outside the Backpacker and in the middle of our community. It started as a clean up campaign where Lebo and the youth in the area turned a former dump site to a clean and litter / dumping free space. Trees were then planted and benches were put in the park. A soccer field developed and today young people in the community can enjoy a green, clean park where sports and other after school activities are organised. The park also hosts youth events for the community.

 

Contact

Tel: 011 936 34 44

Cell: 084 851 86 81

Mail: lebo@sowetobackpackers.com

Web: www.sowetobackpackers.com

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