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About Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

Head out to the famous suburb of Orlando West for a unique experience. Get to know Soweto by walking the streets and learn the township lingo, join our tours – cycling or walking - play soccer with the locals, and watch the big games. Volunteer in one of our community projects and meet people that make development happen. Take a walk to museums, restaurants and shebeens, visit the church and sing to the gospel tunes. Enjoy a delicious barbecue around the camp fire and dance to the local beats from drums and kwaito music.

We're proud to be one of the few black-owned backpackers and one of the few backpackers in a black community in South Africa 2007 Tourism Investment Award winner. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in home-made Soweto stews, curries, spicy and mild salads, and our tasty barbecues. Enjoy the cosy outdoor area with fireplace, hammock, outdoor games and our funky beach bar, and listen and dance to African beats and reggae rhythms.

  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue

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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers Map

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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers is 3km from the centre of Soweto , the nearest airport 32.3km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Orlando West

Mandela House

(0.5 km from Orlando West)

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Visit Nelson Mandela's humble house in Orlando West, Soweto, also called the Mandela Family Museum. This interesting museum brings to life the history on the world's most famous former prisoner. The four-roomed house contains an assortment of...

Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum

(8.6 km from Orlando West)

The photo of Hector Pieterson, one of the students killed in a storm of bullets during the 1976 Student Uprising in Soweto, is an image etched into the hearts and minds of many. This picture made Hector a symbol of youth resistance to Apartheid...

Soweto Bicycle Tours

(1.9 km from Orlando West)

Few places in the world can tell you so much about a country’s history like Soweto does. Few places in South Africa are a true reflection of modern day South African society, like Soweto is. This is why South Western Township is the world’s most...

Orlando Towers Bungy Jumping

(2.8 km from Orlando West)

Located in Soweto, the disused Orlando cooling towers has been converted into a vertical adventure facility and tourist attraction for adrenalin junkies. Aimed at drawing local Gauteng adventure enthusiasts, as well as adventure tourists, the site...