Thursday, 6 November 2008

See Soweto on a Bike



A Flagship listing we have on our AdventureEscapades.co.za site that really seems to capture people’s imagination, is Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers. We are firstly and for mostly an adventure site and deliberately steer away from advertising accommodation, where we do make an exception is, is if the venue provides adventure activity which Lebo’s most definitely does.

Lebo’s offering is truly unique, what he and Maria do is, they cater for people who want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of Soweto, a township of historical significance and a place they have a tremendous passion for.

Known far and wide for their Soweto By Bike Tours, participants get to visit places like migrant worker's hostels, Meadowlands, Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela's and Bishop Tutu's house and then finish it off with a relaxing cold drink at the local shebeen (Traditional Pub). For persons who would prefer not to cycle, guided tours around Soweto can also be arranged by car or by walking around in the community.

Other activities include a visit to the informal settlement Kliptown where the Freedom charter was signed in 1955, as well as playing volleyball and football on the local sports field just outside the backpackers. For those who like to party, they welcome you to join them at nightclubs, local pubs and also at festivals, bearing in mind they do provide accommodation should you need to stay over.

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