History Bicycle Tour of Soweto

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.

Duration 4 hours
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
What's excluded :
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
You leave from Hector Pieterson museum in Orlando West and cycle through Soweto’s 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 lot’s of information about what happened during the tumultuous past.

Some of the things you’ll see are churches, you will pass an orphanage, hostel for mineworkers and of course see Winnie Mandela's, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu’s and Nelson Mandela’s 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.
Departure Point :
Hector Pieterson Memorial, 8287 Khumalo Rd, Orlando West, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.



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Organised by Cycle in Soweto

Activity ID: V-16435P3

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