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Cycle Soweto

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Johannesburg, South Africa

From USD 99.71

Office phone number: +27 (0)82 822 9407

Minimum age
6 years
Language
English
Pickup time
8.30 AM, 1.30 PM
Duration
5-6 hours
Culture shock
Medium
Physicality
Medium
  • “”
    • Our cycling tour in Soweto with Tsheppo was excellent. We would definitely recommend this adventure for anyone interested in the culture, people, music and food. The small group was an essential part of the experience to minimise our impact on the local people.

      Mrs. Joan A., Australia - 17 Feb 2015

    • I loved. And I'm a terrible cyclist and the guides waited me and were very pacient. They showed us everything and talked about the most important events. Amazing experience.

      Ms. Stella B., Brazil - 21 Feb 2013

    • This trip gave me a new perspective and appreciation for all that Johannesburg has to offer, and I really enjoyed exploring Soweto on a pushbike.

      Ms. Katie B., Australia - 10 Aug 2014

  • Tour snapshot

    Cycle straight into the soul of South Africa on this Johannesburg tour through the streets of iconic Soweto. See where Mandela once called home, cycle past Desmond Tutu's current digs, and hit a local shebeen bar for a cool drink and a game of pool.

     

  • Highlights

    • Discover the real Soweto through its rich history and cultural diversity
    • Cycle the colourful streets and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the city of gold
    • Ride down Vilakazi Street and past the sites of the 1976 student uprisings
    • Enjoy the atmosphere of a local Soweto shebeen bar over a drink and a game of pool
  • Schedule details

    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Pickup location:

      Centrally located hotels in Johannesburg.

    • Pickup time: 8.30 AM, 1.30 PM
    • Drop off location:

      Centrally located hotels in Johannesburg.

  • Discover the colour, energy, and history of vibrant Soweto during this Johannesburg bike tour. Hop on two wheels to explore the streets of the colourful region that more than three million people call home. With locals speaking all of the 11 official languages of South Africa, see if you can pick up a few local phrases to greet people while riding through the streets.

    Explore some of the area’s most famous sights, learn about the history, and discover the people that make this area the vibrant region it is today. Call into a former migrant workers’ hostel for men to learn about the realities of life here. Continue on to Meadowlands, made famous when families were forcibly removed from Sophiatown to this town in the 1950's. Cycle past the historical landmarks of the 1976 student uprisings and visit the memorial site of Hector Pieterson, the 12 year old student who was tragically killed while protesting in 1976. Cycle down Vilakazi Street, where Nelson Mandela used to live and where Bishop Desmond Tutu has his home.

    End this unique Johannesburg Soweto tour at the local shebeen bar, where you can enjoy a drink, play a game of pool, and perhaps dance to the rhythm of kwaito music.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees, and transportation as indicated.

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, drinks, food, tips / gratuities for drivers and guides.

    Dress standard: Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.

    Closure of Site: Apartheid Museum closed on Mondays.

  • Local contact

    Office phone number: +27 (0)82 822 9407
    Email address: info@johannesburgurbanadventures.com

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  • Mrs. Joan A. from Australia travelled on 17 Feb 2015

    Our cycling tour in Soweto with Tsheppo was excellent. We would definitely recommend this adventure for anyone interested in the culture, people, music and food. The small group was an essential part of the experience to minimise our impact on the local people.

  • Ms. Katie B. from Australia travelled on 10 Aug 2014

    This trip gave me a new perspective and appreciation for all that Johannesburg has to offer, and I really enjoyed exploring Soweto on a pushbike.

  • Ms. Stella B. from Brazil travelled on 21 Feb 2013

    I loved. And I'm a terrible cyclist and the guides waited me and were very pacient. They showed us everything and talked about the most important events. Amazing experience.

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