SOWETO TUK-TUK

SOWETO
TUK-TUK


9 hours. Incl 2-hour walking tour, lunch & outride

FROM

R2 317

PER PERSON SHARING

Prices are per person sharing. Please contact us
at for single supplement prices if travelling alone.

SOWETO
TUK-TUK


9 hours. Incl 2-hour walking tour, lunch & outride

FROM

R2 317

PER PERSON SHARING

Prices are per person sharing. Please contact us
at for single supplement prices if travelling alone.

SIYAWUTHANDA uSOWETO

Learn about the facts, the fiction & history all surrounding the most famous township in South Africa. Experience the ambiance of a real shebeen interwoven with the history of Nelson Mandela & Hector Pietersen.

Culture
CULTURE
Roads
ROADS
Scenery
SCENERY

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TIMING
Timing: 08h00 – 17h00

ROAD DESCRIPTION
The whole tour runs on asphalt.

ROUTE
Approx. 200 kms

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RIDER GROUP SIZE
Min 1 Max 10

TOUR STARTS / ENDS
369 Delphinus Street, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria

TIMING
Timing: 08h00 – 17h00

ROAD DESCRIPTION
The whole tour runs on asphalt.

ROUTE
Approx. 200 kms

RIDER GROUP SIZE
Min 1 Max 10

TOUR STARTS / ENDS
369 Delphinus Street, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 18+
All those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

FULL ITINERARY

Timing: 08h00 – 17h00
We meet at the home of On Any Day Adventures in Pretoria for a delicious coffee, debriefing and collection of motorbikes. The route is on tar as we ride to the now most well-known, township of all – Soweto (South Western Townships).

We vroom-start our tour at the top of the rise looking over Soweto. Here you will hear all the facts, some of the fiction and a brief history of Soweto.

Soweto is the most populous black residential area in SA, a picture of diversity where luxurious homes, millionaires and the poor living in shacks, coexist as neighbours, with each household building what they deem as their empires simultaneously – making for the most dynamic people you will find anywhere in South Africa.

Next, we hop on to each point of interest by local Tuk-Tuk – a three wheeled motorized vehicle that can also double as a small taxi.

Mzimhlophe Hostel is our first stop where you get a glimpse into how migrant labourers were treated. These are former shelters strictly designed to accommodate males who were used as cheap labour mainly for the mining of gold and other minerals. Hostels lie on the fringes of Soweto, are now being converted into family units albeit maintaining that ugly prison look and feel!

Tuk-tuk to the Shebeen where we get to partake in the more pleasant tastes that the neighbourhood has on offer. You will be able to taste boiled cow meat off-cuts and pap – nothing goes to waste, all parts of the animal are respected and utilized. There is no personal individual serving instead we all share together as custom dictates.

After lunch we “tuk-tuk” our way to the low-income housing development and meet some of the families that live there. Although cramped and tiny by any standard, you will soon hear that this is a vast improvement on the previous accommodation.

Let’s trace the footsteps of “Soweto uprising” along the route to the Hector Pieterson Memorial, where the story will prompt some reflections of the 16th of June 1976, the day that a young man lost his life during student protests. His sister now works to preserve the memory of those that passed away on the day.

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Our two final pitstops are much anticipated – the first is at number 8115 Vilakazi Street, Nelson Mandela’s first home with his first wife Evelyn that he rented in 1946. He’d divorce her and marry Winnie Mandela with whom he shared the home until he was incarcerated. A place he returned to after serving life in Robben Island as a political prisoner. Bishop Tutu also owned a home on Vilakazi Street. This makes Vilakazi Street one the most remarkable destinations on the map, with two symbolic figures of our times, who both won the Noble Peace Prize having lived there!

Venturing out into the countryside, your basket of adventure keeps getting fuller! Take a leisurely ride into Hennops Valley Magaliesberg, where some of the most unspoiled nature trails, soft game, plateaus, craft coffee, gin, beer tasting await. We head for the hills and take a cable car ride up to the top of the Magaliesburg to enjoy spectacular views of Gauteng and North West provinces. There is also the unique opportunity to view Ural Russian motorcycles in the area – a treasure trove.

Some “nice to know” about Soweto Lifestyle
Sowetans have for many years enjoyed being trendsetters in fashion, arts and culture.
Weekends are synonymous with having a good time through food, drinks and loud music as only South Africans can do.