We set off our walk at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers heading towards our look out point with a panoramic view over Soweto. The guide will points our various landmarks and areas and the history of the various sites around the township. You will also see our community garden project as well as the beer brewing station of the home brewed sorghum beer made by women in our community.
We will start our tour 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. Learn one of the many greetings to interact with people along the way!
Take to the streets with a tour of the city with a uniquely street culture twist. We’ll head out on skateboards to trace the origins and early history of Joburg, focussing on areas like Marshalltown, Ferreirasdrop and Newtown. It kicks off from Curiocity HQ and we’ll start off with a short skate lesson for newbies.
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.