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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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+27 11 936 3444

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South African History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Montpellier, France
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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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