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Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Soweto 1804, South Africa
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This tour showed some of South African history in a fresh light. Right in the ground fist hand view of the Township was interesting. Tour guide was knowleablgable although a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour showed some of South African history in a fresh light. Right in the ground fist hand view of the Township was interesting. Tour guide was knowleablgable although a little one sided on the historic events of South Africa. Also a bit pricey for local South Africans. Overall a great experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite experience in the Johannesburg area. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and passionate. There is so much history in Soweto and it is so important for visitors to learn about South Africa's past. This experience is a "must!"

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 4 hour cycle tour and on the day we were the only ones doing it, others were doing a 2 hour tour. As such there was the 2 of us and our guide, Willielee (apologies for the spelling). The result was a very personal tour of Soweto. Our knowledge of Soweto was fairly limited to begin with... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can't really understand South Africa without hearing multiple perspectives, and this is the best way I can think of to hear the Black perspective on Apartheid. It's both fun and informative since you will see parts of Soweto that most tourists never see, and meet people who are happy to tell you about their history and personal experiences.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

the day started with a flip of a coin, and the decision was made - one of my better ones at that... there are parts of Soweto to which i regularly go but this tour gave you an unbiased run down on "whats under the skin". the team was courteous and respectful, empathetic to the whole group and considered the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was at lebos backpacker place. We didn't actually bicycle as rain was pouring down when we were about to start but took a tuktuk instead for 4h. 3 persons plus guide worked very well. Guide was great and got a really good feel and history. We got off and walked the townships at several places. Plus with tuktuk is... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The tour was good the guides were excellent, informative and interesting. They live in the area so are very knowledgeable. However it is hilly! On a hot day you will feel every hill. Tip, take a backpack so you can carry a drink as the bikes are not equipped with holders. We didn't, but the guide kindly carried them for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Booked the 4 hour tour with Lebo's Backpackers starting after lunch on a Sunday. Ended up it was just my wife and I with the guide, so it was kind of like a private tour. The only way to really see Soweto is on a bike it seems. Cars go too fast and cut you off from interacting with anyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I did the 4 hour bike tour and it really surpassed our expectations! Biking is such a great way to experience Soweto and interact with the locals (who are vibrant and super friendly!). Forget about doing a tour locked up in a van!! Our guides Tando and Welele (hope I spelled that ok!) were loads of fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Really good experience :-) Not to hard, bikes good working and organisation is perfect. Congratulations to the team!!

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