Soweto Outdoor Adventures

Soweto Outdoor Adventures, situated next to the iconic Orlando Towers, offers tours of the country’s biggest township – with a difference. The award-winning company specialises in adventure tourism and leads quad-bike and electric cycling tours through the streets of Soweto – an exciting and unique way to experience this historic township.

Soweto quad-bike tour

Exploring the back roads of Soweto.

Exploring the back roads of Soweto. (Image: Gauteng Tourism Authority )

The Soweto quad-bike tour takes you through the back roads of Soweto and down famous Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, where Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and South Africa’s first democratically elected president, the late Nelson Mandela, both lived. The guides are locals who are knowledgeable and passionate about their home town. Your quad-bike ride can also be tailored to suit your needs.

Paddle boating

Taking the adventure to the water.

Taking the adventure to the water. (Image: Gauteng Tourism Authority )

You’ll find this recently launched adventure at the Pimville Dam, near the Orlando Towers, where the adventure moves from the land to the water. There’s no better way to enjoy the dam and its scenic surrounds.

Go-karting

Soweto Outdoor Adventures founder Kgomotso Pooe demonstrates what his business is all about.

Soweto Outdoor Adventures founder Kgomotso Pooe demonstrates what his business is all about. (Image: Gautng Tourism Authority)

Soweto’s streets have a track that’s laid out for go-kart races and entertainment. Teams can compete in go-kart relays while enjoying a braai (barbecue) next to the track, in full view of the action.

Paintball

Soweto Outdoor Adventures has three paintball fields. Players have two games per session and can choose between challenges such as: Capture the Flag, Elimination, Invade the Enemy Territory or Rescue Your Boss. There are also smaller packages starting from just R10.

Rock climbing

The rock climbing wall stretches to 20m up the western Orlando tower. Its different multi-sized grips make this an exhilarating climb for both experienced and novice climbers.

Camping

Campfires, concerts, indigenous township games and hiking are just some of the activities you’ll enjoy at a Soweto Outdoor Adventures camp.

Soweto tours

Take an opportunity to indulge in some mouth-watering local cuisine – magwenya (deep-fried dough balls) with atchar and white liver; skop smiley (sheep or cow's head); kota (half loaf of bread filled with curry); and finish off your culinary journey with a shisa nyama (meat cooked over an open fire) at one of our favourite local eateries. Explore Soweto either on a quad bike or a hop-on, hop-off mini-bus taxi.

Other activities

Soweto Outdoor Adventures also tailor-makes team-building sessions for corporates and facilitates CSI initiatives and charity giveaways, among other things.