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Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Soweto 1804, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 936 3444
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Awesome tour with amazing team!!!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We did the 4 hour bicycle tour, en we really enjoyed it. Our guide was very passionate, and had a lot of knowledge about the area. The bicycle tour was a nice way to interact with the people living there. I do think you need to feel secure with riding a bicycle to enjoy the tour, since the road is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We chose to do this tour as we thought it would give us an insight into Soweto and a chance to explore the Hector Petersen memorial. The tour started very well with 3 very good and interesting guides but as we were only doing the 2 hour tour we were quickly separated and left with an utterly useless guide called... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Really a must do to discover Soweto ! The guide was very interesting and friendly. It's amazing to see all these children with big smile who are really happy to see you.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We did the 4 hour afternoon tour on a Sunday. We started with lunch which was a tasty stew. Then the tour started and it was only the two of us on that day so it was kind of a private tour. The bikes are not in the best condition but I guess this comes with the territory and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I experienced a different Soweto because of the bicycle tour! Our guide gave us a good historical perspective. The locals were all very friendly and welcoming. It was humbling to see the smiles the children had despite of their living condition. I saw a different side of South Africa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Soweto is not what you may think. The younger generation have setup brilliant small businesses like this one and captured the tourist income so badly need. Fun, informative, friendly, safe and rewarding. Do it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I overall had a great time doing the bike tour. 4 hours was possibly too long so if you are rushed for time (only a short stint in joberg) 2 hours is enough. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about soweto history and the future of south Africa. At times I felt they were a bit bored of doing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The tour is organized by Lebo's backpackers hostel. Guided by young, well informed, Sowetans you ride the Sowetan streets and learn about the origin of Soweto, the people and of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and Desmond Tutu, while visiting their houses. You can take a beer in a local pub, or pay a quick visit to the museum of Nelson... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The concept is excellent: Soweto was a fascinating destination to discover by bike. The guides were highly knowledgeable and friendly (special thanks to Sipho). HOWEVER, I cannot recommend this tour until the owner, Lebo, gets all bikes in roadsafe condition. At 6′3″ I am no longer exceptionally tall, and among Lebo’s many bikes I found a few whose frames were... More 

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