Adventures in Soweto

The sprawling city-within-a-city of Soweto is most well known as the erstwhile home of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, and as a cultural destination of note.

It’s a great place to do a tour, visit art galleries, hang out in a township shebeen, listen to great music and generally have a good time. But it’s also an adventure destination of note.

You can do a bungee jump with a difference – from the cooling towers of a decommissioned power station. Rad. At a somewhat more mellow…

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Adventures in Soweto
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The sprawling city-within-a-city of Soweto is most well known as the erstwhile home of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, and as a cultural destination of note.

It’s a great place to do a tour, visit art galleries, hang out in a township shebeen, listen to great music and generally have a good time. But it’s also an adventure destination of note.

You can do a bungee jump with a difference – from the cooling towers of a decommissioned power station. Rad. At a somewhat more mellow pace, you can do a cycle tour of this amazing place – combining a great cultural experience with a bit of exercise.

Soweto Adventures

Bike Tours

Soweto, near Johannesburg, has so many cultural and historical sites to visit, you may find there isn’t enough time to take it all in - even if you do a full day township tour. But, on the other hand, sometimes less is more and fast is slow. So, if fast is slow then slow is more efficient. Let’s...

Bungee Jumping

The hugely adrenaline-intensive bungee jump from Orlando Towers in Soweto, near Johannesburg, is the first one in the world to be set up between the cooling towers of a power station. A disused power station, of course. Bungee jumping from a working power station would be extreme indeed.  This...

Cycle Tours

Near the city of Johannesburg and bordering the mining areas, you will find the famous urban area of Soweto. Named as an abbreviation of South Western Township, this vibrant settlement has a rich history that makes it a fascinating place to explore. A visit to this interesting place is best done on...

Go Karting

For a twist to the boring Sunday drive around the streets of Soweto, jump into a go kart and take a drive with a difference! Go-karting involves racing in a small four-wheeled vehicle. Most go karts only have rear wheel brakes – this gives them that great ability to spin! Famous racing car driver...

Paintball

Make an action hero out of a couch potato by going on a Paintball Adventure! This active sport will get that heart rate up as you race between enemy lines! You’ll surprised to see Rambo qualities develop in even the gentlest person. Paintballing in Soweto is a great option for taking part in this...

Quad Biking

Travel through the streets of Soweto in style on a Quad Biking Adventure. These rouged four wheel drive vehicles can take you anywhere – and in the colourful neighbourhoods of Soweto you’ll get an insiders look to life in Soweto’s most famous informal settlement.

Rap Jumping

If abseiling from the colourful Orlando Towers in Soweto doesn’t give you the adrenaline rush you crave, try rap jumping. Same as abseiling, except you face the ground and run down the cooling tower. Rap Jumping is pretty extreme but, if you weren’t looking for adventure you would stay home...

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an addictive activity. Once you get the hang of climbing up a vertical rock face, you’ll find yourself longing to return to the peaks and footholds of Gauteng’s natural rock formations. With great rock climbing options in Soweto, climbers no longer have to wait for great weather....

SCAD Freefall

A SCAD freefall adventure in Soweto is perfect for those of us who need that extra bit of adrenaline to get through the day. SCAD is an abbreviation for Suspended Catch Air Device and as the name suggests a SCAD dive consists of a freefall through the air – completely without attachments – before...