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- 7-8 hours
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Cycle straight into the soul of South Africa on this Johannesburg tour through the streets of iconic Soweto. See where Mandela once called home, cycle past Desmond Tutu's current digs, and hit a local shebeen bar for a cool drink and a game of pool.
* Cycle through the streets of colourful, vibrant, and diverse Soweto
* Get a birdseye view of Johannesburg from the top of the Carlton Centre
* Learn about South Africa's history at the Apartheid Museum
* Enjoy a traditional local lunch in Soweto
* Ride down Vilakazi Street and past the sites of the 1976 student uprisings
* Enjoy a drink at a local Soweto shebeen bar
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the day tour of Johannesburg.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Johannesburg Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable.
Children must be aged between 6 and 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this Johannesburg bike tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Discover the colour, energy and history of vibrant Soweto during this Johannesburg bike tour. Before hopping on two wheels, begin your adventure at the Carlton Centre, climbing to the 50th floor to soak up spectacular views over the city, and to gain a bit of a vantage point over where you'll be cycling to.
From there, hop aboard a bus for the low-down on some of the city’s sights, stopping at the Apartheid Museum to learn more about this turbulent time in South Africa’s history. We'll arrive in Soweto just in time for lunch, where you'll enjoy a feast of local specialties at a buzzing local restaurant.
With full tummies, it’s time to jump on a bike and explore the streets of this colourful region. More than three million people call Soweto home, speaking all the of 11 official languages of South Africa, so see if you can pick up a few common phrases to greet people with while riding through the streets.
Explore some of the area’s most famous sights, learn about the history and discover the people that make this area the vibrant region it is today. Call into a former migrant workers’ hostel for men to learn about the realities of life here. Continue on to Meadowlands, made famous when families were forcibly removed from Sophiatown to this town in the 1950's. Cycle past the historical landmarks of the 1976 student uprisings and visit the memorial site of Hector Pieterson, the 12 year old student who was tragically killed while protesting in 1976. Cycle down Vilakazi Street, where Nelson Mandela used to live and where Bishop Desmond Tutu has his home.
End this unique Johannesburg Soweto tour at the local shebeen bar, where you can enjoy a drink, play a game of pool and perhaps dance to the rhythm of kwaito music.