Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers is located in Orlando West, Soweto, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the township. The backpackers offers friendly accommodation, a wide range of bicycle and tuk-tuk tours and has its own bar and open-air restaurant – plenty of things to do in Gauteng all in one convenient area.
Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers is named after its owner Soweto-born Lebo Malepa, who runs it with his wife, Maria. The family-owned backpackers was opened in 1999 and has a range of accommodation choices that include bright and comfortable dormitories, private single and double rooms plus there is also space for campers to pitch their tents in the park at the backpackers.
In the yard you’ll find the friendly beach-style bar that overlooks a communal fireplace where storytelling evenings, braais and concerts are often held and there are plenty of hammocks for relaxing on, before or after your Soweto adventure.
The kitchen offers delicious homemade stews and curries to be enjoyed under the shade in Lebo’s open-air restaurant situated in the green park.
Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers provides multiple ways for guest to explore the township either on a guided tuk-tuk or bicycle tour. Together with your local guide you’ll get unique insights into local culture while also visiting the most significant historical sites such as Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela once lived and the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, a commemoration of one of the key figures of the 1976 Soweto Riots.
The award-winning Lebo’s Backpackers has been certified by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) since September 2008.
Dormitory rooms from R160 per person, double rooms from R390 per room, single rooms from R170. Camping costs from R105.