History Bicycle Tour Of Soweto - Johannesburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am and 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Return Details :
    Same as starting location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour will let you experience day to day life in the township, from the first people living in Soweto up to today's flamboyant five star Soweto Hotel. You will visit a squatter camp and Regina Mundi church, see Nelson Mandela's house and hear stories about the struggle by black South Africans against Apartheid. You also experience 'the better life for all South Africans' starting after the first free elections in 1994.

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You leave from Hector Pieterson museum in Orlando West and cycle through Sowetos daily life.

With your guide you will cycle to the place where Soweto started in 1904. You will see the good, the bad an even the ugly side of this world famous township and will get lots of information about what happened during the tumultuous past.

Some of the things youll see are churches, you will pass an orphanage, hostel for mineworkers and of course see Winnie Mandela's, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutus and Nelson Mandelas house.

At Orlando West High school your guide will explain the local struggle against the Apartheid system which led to a student uprising and the killing of Hector Pieterson.

You end the tour at Coffee and Cream coffee shop. If you like you can visit the Hector Pieterson museum in your own time after.


Local guide

Use of bicycle

Use of helmet


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Apr-2017

    This was valuable with the caveat that one needs to be prepared for intense heat - remember to wear a full hat I just had a cap and total sunscreen. Surprisingly, lots of uphill biking on shouldn't have been surprising old bikes. But worth it all - I'll never forget it. So grateful for the fine young men escorting and explaining everything we saw. Thank you so much!

  • 10-Mar-2017

    great experience

  • 21-Jan-2017

    Fun Fun Fun is the best way to describe. Cycling around on very basic bikes on very interesting roads was quite an experience not for the faint hearted. Loved the little food places visited and very friendly neighborhood. Our guides were excellent highly recommend.