Explore by bike the largest township (informal settlement) in the country. Soweto is known as the heartbeat of South Africa. It borders Johannesburg's mining belt and its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. Learn the rich history and culture of this vibrant area.
Visit Meadowlands, famous for the forced removals from the vibrant and racially mixed Sophiatown in the 1950's.
Cycle through historical landmarks of the 1976 student uprisings and visit the memorial site of Hector Pieterson.
You will also cycle down Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela used to live and where Bishop Desmond Tutu has his home.
You will have the opportunity to see the many different sections of Soweto - see the differences in the sections where some communities are still in need of development and poverty alleviation and how some areas have turned into "small affluent suburbs".
This tour gives you insight into Soweto's many different faces, the Soweto uprisings and the resistance against Apartheid. You will also see and learn how the communities have changed and developed into what it is today.
Throughout the tour you will also get an opportunity to have a ‘taste of Soweto’ by stopping at different food stalls and a shebeen / pub along the route tasting popular township snacks, food and drinks. The tour will end with traditional beer tasting along with storytelling on African customs and traditions.
All our tours at 10am and 1pm include lunch which is either served after the tour – 10am slot – or before the tour – 1:00 pm slot.
A great way to discover Soweto. Mind shifting! Brilliant guides with vivid story telling.