Cycle through different sections of the largest township in SOWETO and learn about the socio- economic diversity in many different communities. From affluent suburbs to poverty stricken areas, you will learn about the historical implications of the Apartheid regime and pivotal protests where many young adults lost their lives during the struggle for freedom and equality. Cycle down the famous Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela used to live and where Bishop Desmond Tutu has his home. Enjoy a true ‘kasi’ (hood) style lunch of delicious ‘braai’ meat and vegetarian dishes accompanied by local beats that are hard not to dance to.
After visiting SOWETO, we take you to the Apartheid Museum. Translated from the Afrikaans meaning 'apartness', apartheid was the ideology supported by the National Party government and was introduced in South Africa in 1948. Apartheid called for the separate development of the different racial groups in South Africa. Apartheid made laws that forced different racial groups to live separately and develop separately, and grossly unequally too. The Apartheid Museum illustrates apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The Museum allows visitors to experience the racial segregation that occurred during apartheid by separating them by racial appearance classified by the width of the nose, the kinks in hair, skin pigmentation, and size of lips as well as the language they spoke an most ultimately their race.
9am - 4.30pm
- 2.5 tour by bike, exploring the largest township in South Africa: SOWETO
- Helmet and bike hire
- Lunch on famous Vilakazi Street
- Apartheid Museum guided tour 1.5 hours
- Return transport to and from hotel
You didn't came to Jo'burg if you didn't pass through soweto! Forget about what everyone has said! This is a lovely place to go! Humble people, simple life, they are always happy and kind! It was just amazing! Learn some local language and history!