Guided tour

Soweto: Bike Tour with a Local Tour Guide

4.6 / 5

45 reviews

Activity provider: Cycles in Soweto

Soweto: Bike Tour with a Local Tour Guide

Activity provider: Cycles in Soweto

From US$ 33.25 per person

Learn about the 1976 student uprising, get to know the Hector Peterson's story, and experience life in Soweto.

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Duration 2 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the Hector Peterson memorial
  • Cycle along the most famous street on the African continent, Vilakazi Street
  • Interact with the locals
  • See the homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Full description
This short tour will let you experience day to day life in the township. Meet your local tour guide and start the bike tour. You will be able to visit famous spots including Nelson Mandela's house, Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house, Vilakazi, Orlando stadium, and the Hector Peterson memorial. Learn about the incidents that happened on the fateful day of 16 June in 1976 when Hector Peterson was shot and killed by the police during the student protests. This tour includes a little bit of exercise and is eco-friendly. You get to cycle on the most famous street on the African continent, Vilakazi Street. Interact with locals and see how life goes in South Africa's most famous township. You will have the opportunity to support local small businesses on the way. You can bring small change or items that you would like to donate. 
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee museums
  • Orlando towers bungee jumping
  • Food or drink

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the 'Cycle in Soweto' shop.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  You must be at least 8 years old
  • You must be able to ride a bicycle
  •  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen and a hat
  •  Please advise us if you wish to arrange a different departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Lerato was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He gave me a real insight to the history of Soweto as well as the current life. The ride itself was not as gruesome as I feared. There were a few hills but for the most part, it was a great way to see the area.

January 2, 2020

An ideal family experience to discover Soweto, its culture, its inhabitants, in complete safety. Our guide Oliver, who calls himself "the king", did everything to make everything go well. Including finding a tandem because one of our children was sick and this allowed him to participate more comfortably in the adventure. Oliver's assistant (Tumi) watched over our safety on the road. Small flat: the brakes of the bikes are really to review ;-)

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August 24, 2019

Super activité . Poulet a été notre guide durant la visite. Il est passionné et passionnant. La visite du Town ship était prenante. Ses habitants sont très accueillants et sympathiques… Un petit bémol sur les vélos, ils ne sont pas récents du tout, il faut donc s’habiller en conséquence… 2 heures de vélo sans vitesses avec des freins aléatoires et et des montées et des descentes.

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January 15, 2023


Product ID: 188481