What to expect
Soweto is an urban settlement or ‘township’ in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg; with a population of approximately 1.3 million.
Soweto became the largest Black city in South Africa, but until 1976 its population could have status only as temporary residents, serving as a workforce for Johannesburg.
*FNB Stadium (Soccer City Stadium)
*Hector Peterson Museum
*Mandela House *Desmond Tutu’s House
What you’ll need
Camera, comfortable walking shoes, Lunch is included, sunscreen and a hat.
Where we’ll be
Curiocity Backpackers, 302 Fox St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, 2094
This tour leaves daily at 10am and finishes at 2pm . Booking essential
About your host
Dubbed the Minister of Tourism in the Maboneng Precinct, Bheki Dube is the force behind Curiocity Hostels and MainStreetWalks.
My name is Rose Mlonyeni, I am the owner of the Rose Bed and Breakfast. I am very energetic, kind and I love travelling to see different places and mix with different cultures. Hospitality is my passion and I love to talk with other people, I love welcoming people in my home as it makes me feel great.
The house was built in the 1940’s when families were forcefully removed from the Northern suburbs.The house has a history of houses that were built then and were termed ‘MATCH BOXES’in those times,as there were no bathrooms and the toilets were outside .
We will start our cycling by reaching a look out point of Orlando East and West. You will get an introduction of Soweto – it’s size, the history of how Soweto was formed and the people that make up this large township. You will see and learn more about some of our landmarks such as the Orlando stadium and the brightly painted Orlando towers.
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