Discover the colour, energy and history of Soweto during this cycling tour in Johannesburg. Begin the adventure at the Carlton Centre, climbing to the 50th floor to soak up spectacular views over the city. Next, climb aboard a bus for a tour of some of the city's sights, stopping at the Apartheid Museum to learn more about this turbulent time in South Africa's history. Arrive in Soweto in time for lunch, and enjoy a feast of local specialties at a buzzing restaurant. With full tummies it's time to jump onboard a bike to 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 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 tour at the local shebeen bar, to enjoy a drink, play a game of pool and perhaps dance to the rhythm of kwaito music.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees as indicated
- Transportation as indicated
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
- Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
- As dress standards are conservative throughout Africa, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose and light clothing at day and warm clothing at night would be convenient and respectful. Shorts should be knee-length. Singlets and tank tops are not suitable.
- Apartheid Museum is closed on Mondays.
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"Dedicated tour guide, lots of historical and political information, interesting cultural insights. A tour that combines local information, fun and physical exercise. A great experience. "
Dagmar S., Germany