22 December 2011 by Kate Turkington

Soweto by bicycle

So you want to visit Soweto but don’t relish the idea of going in a bus or on a tour vehicle?

Image courtesy of Soweto Bicycle Tours

Then hop on a bike and take to the streets of a city that was once a notorious byword for oppression and racial division, but is now a vibey, hospitable place to visit.

Cycling through Soweto is a great eco-friendly way to see some of the busy township’s daily life.

You’ll visit a Worker’s Hostel, check out the iconic Orlando Towers (fancy a bungy jump from the top?) and stop off at famous historical places such as the site of the 1976 student uprising which changed South Africa for ever, Nelson Mandela’s former home and the Hector Pieterson Memorial.

You’ll meet the locals, have a township lunch and quaff traditional beer at a busy shebeen.

Choose a 2-hour, 4-hour or full day tour and then off you go escorted by your local knowledgeable guide.

If your legs are too wobbly or cycling’s not your thing, then take a Soweto Tuk Tuk tour.


Category: Adventure

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