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.
What to Expect
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 1950s. 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.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Transportation as indicated
What's Not Included
- Items of a personal nature
Morning tour: 8:30; Afternoon tour: 13:30;
Hotels located in the center of Johannesburg.
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Know Before You Go
Duration: 5-6 hours
Departure days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The maximum group size is 12 people.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa, and we ask that you respect this by wearing modest clothing. Your shoulders should be covered (no tank tops), and shorts should be knee-length. Urban Adventures South Africa recommends a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing during the day, and warm clothing in the evening.