Cycle Tours in Soweto - Guided Township 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 a Cycle Tour. The slow pace combined with the knowledge of the guides will ensure that you get a good feeling of life in this town – the only place in the world that has been home to two Nobel Prize winners – former president Nelson Mandela and former archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Soweto owes its existence to the forced evictions of black South Africans by the apartheid government, but the town only came to the world’s attention on a winter’s day in 1976 where mass protest erupted over the government’s policy to enforce education in Afrikaans rather than in English. Today, the 16th of June marks Youth Day where South Africa remembers the role of youth in liberating South Africa from the apartheid regime.