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Johannesburg, Half Day, Soweto by Bike
We take you on a leisurely cycle experience through the vibrant streets of Johannesburg’s largest township. Experience this exciting cultural landscape, gaining insight into South Africa ‘s past and current challenges around identity, urbanization, and aspirations for a better future.
Visiting many attractions, such as a former migrant workers hostel for men, we take in Meadowlands, a community infamous for the forced removals from Sophiatown in the 1950s. We get a sense of the injustice of apartheid and heroism of the struggle by visiting historical landmarks commemorating the 1976 student uprisings and visit the memorial site of Hector Peterson, tragically shot by police in the state’s brutal response.
A highlight is Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela used to live (his former house is now a museum which you can visit!) and where Archbishop Desmond Tutu had his home. We sample a traditional lunch and, if you are interested, finish the tour at a local shebeen with some home brewed beer – this is also your chance to dance to local kwaito rap music.
2018 / 19 Season: Half-day Excursion $ 140.00 USD per person
Special ‘out-of-season’ rates available upon request.
• Bicycles and all equipment
• Hotel transfers included
• Excellent and varied route, landmarks & museum stops
• Personal service from the best guides in the industry
• Traditional lunch, beverages and snacks
Note: Prices are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) per person and are subject to change without notice. Even so we are based in South Africa, the recent swings in the local currency necessitated the conversion to a USD based rate system. This means we don’t change our rates with the swings and can absorb a 2 to 3 point swing up or down, without having to update rates constantly. It ensures a stable rate and consistent quality and product availability throughout our product portfolio.
Minimum group size is 2 guests (we’ll still run the tour for a single guest, subject to a private tour supplement of $20 USD). Enquire about discounts for larger groups (typically 6 guests and over).
Every day: Advance booking essential.
Our journeys are carefully researched and custom-designed to ensure a perfect balance of adventure and luxury – with zero hassle for you.