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Soweto Backpackers

Johannesburg, Gauteng

TGCSA 3-Star Backpackers and Hostelling

Lebo Backpackers is one of the only black-owned backpackers in the township. Lebo Malepa is the owner and offers affordable accommodation options, but he has really cornered the market with his cycling tours in and around Soweto. Guests are right on the doorstep of world-famous historical sites such as the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Vilakazi Street.

In the evenings, guests as well as locals gather around the fireplace, and home-cooked African food is served for dinner. But what has really made this place unique is the way guests can tour the township. Lebo and his guides offer interactive bicycle, walking and tuk-tuk tours around Soweto. Lebo's Soweto Storytelling on the last Thursday of the month has become a fixture. Hear personal accounts history, culture and identity around a warm fire. The true spirit of Ubuntu.


10823A Pooe Street, Orlando West, Soweto