My next point of interest was a trip to Soweto an urban neighborhood in Johannesburg. This was a different type of tour, this was on a bicycle. The tour is run by one of the local hostels or backpackers as they are called here. This was a great way to see the real neighborhood and have a chance to speak to locals as we paddled across down the streets and allies.
Soweto today a vibrant townships with a very deep heritage and a very difficult history as it struggled against the apartheid.
It is Soweto were people like Nelson Mandela and Rev. Desman Tutu lived. I took a brief tour to Mandela's home.
A very simple and modest home that he lived the early 60s until his arrest.