There's a kitchen for self-catering or enjoy cooked breakfasts, home-style meals and braais. We are fans of the delicious potjie stews cooked up for lunch in the park across from the backpackers. Lebo Malepa has a green thumb and has transformed this part of the famous suburb of Orlando East in Soweto, into a lush oasis, complete with a beach bar and hammocks under the trees. You can also book a cooking experience with ingredients grown in the garden. We won't blame you if you want to extend your trip.
Lebo offers organised cycling, walking tours and tuk tuk tours, while the surrounding area is friendly and safe, with the main sights such as Vilakazi street within easy walking distance.
You'll find Lebo and his team the consummate hosts with excellent knowledge of Soweto's well-known and not so well-known attractions.
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Where once there was a dumping ground, township tourism pioneer Lebo, of the eponymous backpackers, envisaged a park - a quiet, green space where local children could play and visitors could relax with a plate of home-cooked food, fresh from the p
Lebo's Soweto Bicycle Tours
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, 10823A Pooe St, Orlando West, Soweto
A great way to experience Soweto is by taking a cycling, walking or Tuk Tuk tour. Lebo's offers 2-hour, half-day or full-day options. Routes include visits to places of historic and cultural interest such as Vilakazi Street, with Nelson Mandela's house a
Thesis Concept Store
173 Machaba Dr, Mofolo, Soweto
This trailblazing store deep in the Sowetan suburb of Mofolo has been selling its own clothing brand Thesis Lifestyle, since 2008. Their brand references Soweto street culture and their signature slogan T-shirts and 'bucket' hats are among their most