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. Make a stop at the Apartheid Museum (closed on Mondays).
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.
Please note that the Apartheid Museum is not included on Monday departures.
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 sites: Apartheid Museum closed on Mondays.
Child Policy: Children must be aged between 6 and 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this Johannesburg bike tour.