Cycling Soweto

Written on Friday, December 1, 2017 by Cycling Soweto

The best way to experience South Africa‘s largest and most famous collection of townships is to get out of the car and onto a bicycle! There’s nothing quite like being in the picture instead of just looking at it.

This popular, eco-friendly and exciting tour takes you out with expert guides for a half day cycling tour around the streets of Soweto (home to over 1.5 million people living in an area of just 150 kilometers) Along the way you’ll come to understand what makes this township unique, witness the injustice of Apartheid and celebrate the heroism of its communities. Enjoy a traditional lunch known as the ‘Kota Township Burger’ and stop at a ‘Shebeen’ to enjoy a traditional beer with the locals.

Highlights include: The Workers’ hostel, Meadowlands, Site of the 1976 student uprising, The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela’s former home. There are many faces to this rainbow nation, some atrocious and some gut wrenchingly beautiful. This is what makes South Africa so unique. Cycling Soweto is a perfect way to really get under the skin and gain insight of what makes this fascinating place tick.

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