2.5 Hour Soweto Bicycle Tour
Explore Soweto on a bicycle for a unique cultural South African experience. The city is world-famous for its rich history and vibrant cultural diversity. From fascinating heritage tours to traditional meals at street taverns and adrenaline-packed activities, this tour offers a wide variety of entertainment for young and old.
The late Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both called this vibrant community their home. Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world which has been home to two Nobel Prize winners. A knowledgeable guide will take you to many of the historic sites and monuments in Soweto and introduce you to the friendly people of Soweto as you safely cycle your way around the bustling city.
Lunch at the Boma & Outdoor Restaurant at Backpacker’s Lodge in Soweto. Time permitting, the adrenalin junkies have the option of bungee jumping off Orlando Towers.
Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu lived in Vilakazi Street. Both men won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and 1984 respectively. Madiba’s home is known today as the Mandela House Museum and is open to the public. Vilakazi Street is the entertainment hub of Soweto and a vibrant place to visit and meet the friendly people of Soweto.
Hector Pieterson Museum
Hector Pieterson was a South African schoolboy who was shot and killed by police during the 1976 Soweto Uprisings, a peaceful student protest that turned violent and brought the plight of Black South Africans enduring brutal rule during the apartheid era to the world’s attention. At the museum, you can learn more about the history of the anti-Apartheid struggle that played out in the streets of Soweto.
The Orlando Towers are two cooling towers painted in bright colors, with reminders of the local lifestyle. They are what remains of a massive power station. Today, tourists can bungee jump 100 meters from the suspension bridge between the towers or do the highest SCAD freefall in the world.
Lunch at the Outdoor Restaurant is a unique cultural experience. Stews, known as “potjie” in Afrikaans, and curries are prepared on fire and served inside a hollowed-out loaf bread. This is known as a “bunny chow”. An alternative to bread is “pap” or maize porridge.
- Culture tour of Soweto on a bicycle
Departure Time10:00 am, 13:00 pm & 15:00 pm
Return Time12:00 pm, 15:00 pm & 17:00 pm