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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really cool way to see Soweto! We were picked up at our hotel and brought to Soweto where we met Linda, our guide for the day. Linda is a native of Soweto and was so knowledgable - we learned a ton throughout the 4 hour tour. It's a good workout while not being too strenuous - and despite rain we... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the four-hour tuk-tuk tour, and it was great. The right mix of entertaining and informative, seeing both the modern condition of Soweto as well as its history, hope and heartbreak. Our guide was fantastic and knew a lot about the various communities of the township.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My mother and I took the 4-hour tuk tuk tour on recommendation from my travel group. It was an excellent view of the history of the area from the viewpoint of people that actually live and work there. I knew that I did not want to take a tour from someone offering it in a big bus like the citizens... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just took a tour there but next time for sure I would also stay the night there. A lovely place in Soweto, where real township life happens. It's nicely designed and offers plenty of activities. I took the bike tour which was well guided and totally safe You could talk to staff and get more explanation. Lunch in their beautiful... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Lebo's Backpackers for 4 nights.The first night I arrived late around 11 pm. The next morning I went to reception to check in. I didn't get a warm welcome nor did I get an orientation of the property. I signed up to do the 4 hour bicycle tour that morning, which I really enjoyed. My only complaint... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I live in Johannesburg and we booked a 2 hours bicycle tour on 13 October 2016, when my sister came to visit. We absolutely loved it. It was so nice to see Soweto from a different perspective. It was easy going yet very informative. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and happy to share just enough info without... More 

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Manager_Malepa, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time and write a review and give us feedback on your experience with us. We are also extra happy that you are locals from around Johannesburg as we really want our fellow South Africans to explore their own backyard. We hope to see you back! Warm Regards Maria Malepa More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We did the 2 hour bike tour today and it was really really cool. After reading reviews that suggested the 4 hour tour was too long we decided to do the 2 hour. It was so hot, the bikes were not the best so the 2 hour was perfect for us. Th guide was awesome. Very knowledgable and friendly staff.... More 

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Manager_Malepa, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and write a review and give feedback on your tour experience with us! Good to hear that you had a great experience and you are happy with the guide. Our tours are designed to take in different aspects of Soweto but of course Soweto is famous for the political turmoil and anti-apartheid activism so... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a fabulous way to experience Soweto! Thando and Issac make an incredible team together. They are open and it felt like they wanted us to get the feel of Soweto. How it is such a tight-knit community. They asked what we wanted out of the tour and went well beyond what we expected. We were shown all around Soweto... More 

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Manager_Malepa, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! We are so happy you got what you expected - and more - out of your tour. This is what we strive for with every visitor. Soweto has so many faces and so many stories to tell, and it seems like our guides really gave you this during the few hours you... More 

London
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went on the four hour tuk tuk drive around Soweto. Our guide, Philip, was excellent - extremely knowledgeable and personable and he greeted many people on the way in Xosa or Zulu, which we enjoyed. He took us to many different areas and explained about how it was for people living there, as well as information about the history... More 

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Manager_Malepa, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and feedback on your tour experience with us! We are happy you enjoyed Phillip as your guide as all our guides work hard to make sure to give an informative and fun tour - and be passionate about their job. We will sure tell him he did just that! We remember you... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We booked the 4 hour bike tour (530 Rand, about $38), but were not overnight guests at the hostel. We arrived late due to our lost Uber driver; however we were warmly greeted by Thammy and were easily hooked up with the tour which had already left. Due to this, we advise extra time allowance to find the hostel as... More 

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: ₹ 754 - ₹ 2,193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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