Join us for a cycling tour of the history of Soweto, Orlando West, built in 1945. Full of photography opportunities and stops to capture great moments. You will get an idea about the people's lifestyle and culture.
The cycling tour will start in Killarney, an upcoming tourist destination in Soweto. We will talk first about how this township was created in 1904 and share the history of these neighbourhoods.
After your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive an email with tour details and meeting point!
We will ride to Mzimhlophe and visit the only former women’s hostel as a separate area. We continue to Mama Lillian Mgoyi’s home, an anti-apartheid activist, then cycle to Hector Pietersen Museum where the Soweto uprising transpired which was one of the turning point of apartheid. You will then be introduced to the famous house of Nelson Mandela, where he lived until he was imprisoned for 27 years. We will also show you Arch bishop Desmond Tutu’s house in the popular Vilakazi Street, and talk about his impact in the down fall of Apartheid. Time for LUNCH! You are going to taste the delicious local burger called “Kota” before cycling back to our starting point.
Good to know
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts
- Pickups can be arranged at an additional cost
- Tour is weather dependant
- Remember to always ask people if they are okay with you take their photo before snapping away
- All additional items
- Gratuities (optional)
- Extra sweater or rain jacket in summer
- Hat & sunglasses for sunny days
- An extra jacket or jersey in winter
- Comfortable clothes
- Mask (compulsary)
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Had a great experience with the tour guide. Thoroughly explained everything in detail about how all the places we toured have a significant amount of importance in Johannesburg and gave me a proper authentic experience of Johannesburg.
If you’re looking for an educational and historical overview of Soweto, then the Soweto Walking Tour is a great option. It starts off with a brief history of the township, followed by stops at at attractions including the Hector Pieterson memorial and Nelson Mandela’s house. It also includes an optional extra beer tasting at the Soweto Brewery, and ends with a traditional lunch at Orlando Towers.
Our guide Rambo kept us entertained while educating us on the the township. Highly recommended!
It was a really nice private tour! We learned a lot about the past and could also experience Sipho’s Soweto! I would highly recommend to book!
Medium Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 48 hours days before arrival.
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