2 Hour Soweto Tuk Tuk Tour
Soweto is a bustling city on the outskirts of Johannesburg that is rich in history and home to almost 2 million inhabitants. Famously home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners, the great Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, it was the epicenter of the struggle for freedom and equality in the apartheid era.
A tour of Soweto is an opportunity to learn about South Africa’s turbulent past and have a look into its exciting future. The 2-hour Soweto Tuk-Tuk cultural tour is led by a knowledgeable guide and you’re taken many of the historic sites of the 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.
A buffet can be booked with the Tuk-Tuk tour at an additional R 135 per person.
Mandela House Museum is the best place to learn about the childhood of Madiba. He received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and is still regarded as a South African hero. Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home is just down the street from Mandela’s and it forms part of the Johannesburg Heritage trail, although it’s not open to the public. Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world that was once home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners.
What used to be cooling towers at a massive power station is now a tourist hotspot. Here you’ll find the world’s highest SCAD freefall and a 100-meter high bungee jumping platform. You don’t have to be a daredevil to visit the Orlando Towers. The paintings on these towers are modern works of art and a great place for a selfie in Soweto.
Traditional South African meals
Lunch at the Outdoor Restaurant is a cultural experience not to be missed on a visit to South Africa. The tastiest stews, known as “potjie” in Afrikaans, and curries are prepared on a fire and served inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread. This is known as a “bunny chow”. You can opt for “pap” instead of bread if you prefer.
- Culture tour of Soweto on a popular Tuk-Tuk
Departure Time10:00 am, 13:00 pm & 15:00 pm
Return Time12:00 pm, 15:00 pm & 17:00 pm