Guided tour

Soweto: Bike Tour with a Local Tour Guide

4.6 / 5

47 reviews

Activity provider: Cycles in Soweto
Guided tour

Soweto: Bike Tour with a Local Tour Guide

Activity provider: Cycles in Soweto

From US$ 31.51 per person

Learn about the 1976 student uprising, get to know the Hector Peterson's story, and experience life in Soweto.

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the Hector Peterson memorial
  • Cycle along the most famous street on the African continent, Vilakazi Street
  • Interact with the locals
  • See the homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Full description
This short tour will let you experience day to day life in the township. Meet your local tour guide and start the bike tour. You will be able to visit famous spots including Nelson Mandela's house, Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house, Vilakazi, Orlando stadium, and the Hector Peterson memorial. Learn about the incidents that happened on the fateful day of 16 June in 1976 when Hector Peterson was shot and killed by the police during the student protests. This tour includes a little bit of exercise and is eco-friendly. You get to cycle on the most famous street on the African continent, Vilakazi Street. Interact with locals and see how life goes in South Africa's most famous township. You will have the opportunity to support local small businesses on the way. You can bring small change or items that you would like to donate. 
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee museums
  • Orlando towers bungee jumping
  • Food or drink

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Important information

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  •  You must be at least 8 years old
  • You must be able to ride a bicycle
  •  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen and a hat
  •  Please advise us if you wish to arrange a different departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 47 reviews

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Lerato was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He gave me a real insight to the history of Soweto as well as the current life. The ride itself was not as gruesome as I feared. There were a few hills but for the most part, it was a great way to see the area.

March 29, 2023

Thank you Oliver for the very interesting tour around your neighborhood and for all the information provided about the history and the everyday life of the community and a special thanks for inviting us in with the loving family for a local beer tasting❣️

March 29, 2023

Superbe rencontre avec 2 habitants de Soweto qui vous font découvrir la ville, on voit la maison de Monseigneur Desmond Tutu et la maison de Nelson Mandela et d'autres lieux historiques. On voit différents quartiers et on échange avec les habitants puis on finit par une bonne bière fraîche. A ne pas manquer à Johannesburg.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 188481