Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

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Experience Soweto!

Soweto's one and only Backpackers lodge. 3 star graded and Fair Trade in Tourism accredited. Offer unique tours of the township by bicycle, by foot and Tuk-Tuk!
Bicycle, walking and tuk tuk tours of Soweto. Backpacker and homestay accommodation. Events.

Staying with us gives you the opportunity to experience Soweto, its people, the different neighbourhoods and its history up close and personal. Our community is safe to explore on your own and we are on a walking distance from many of Soweto’s famous sites such as the Hector Pieterson memorial and Vilakazi Street with Nelson Mandela’s former home. As our backpacker guest you get a discount on our popular guided tours by bicycle, walk or tuk tuk. We also offer free bicycle rentals (after doing our tour) so you can go out discover Soweto on your own. We have amazing street and mural art, pubs and restaurants, craft markets and even our own beer brewery on easy access from our Backpackers.

After a full day of exploring Soweto relax in our “community park” right across the road from the backpackers. Mingle with our community and play with the kids coming to play here after school.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our Outdoor Restaurant in our community park. Join us under the lapa, around the boma or just lay down on a blanket for a picnic to enjoy the sun and a home cooked meal. We cook in the outdoors over the fire to create an authentic and delicious meal. On our menu you find Potjiekos (stew cooked in cast iron pots over fire), curries, salad buffets and the South African favourite – Braai (barbeque)

All our tours at 10am and 1pm includes a lunch. The meal is an option of different stews and curries cooked the traditional way – over the fire – served either in a fresh piece of bread called “Bunny Chow”, or with the African popular staple food – pap / maize porridge.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Single Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Dorm
  • Camping
  • Tree House
  • Self-Catering house





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Orlando Towers

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Soweto and Johannesburg Tour

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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers ★★★★★ 5
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better than the movies!

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So many times we see images and videos about 'Africa' and the things about Mandela, etc, but it was so amazing to see the country through my own eyes It's a wonderful experience and enjoyed my time there.

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