Bicycle Half Day Durban Township Tour Overview
Half Day Durban Township Tour
- Start Time: 8am (full day) | 1pm (half day)
- Riding Time: 2/3 hours
- Dates: Daily
- Departure Location: Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban
- Difficulty Level: 1/3
The group meets at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel for a trip briefing and introduction with the guide before shuttling out of Durban to the KwaMashu township. This is an exclusive excursion that allows guests to genuinely get to grips with the hustle and bustle of township life.
The cyclists hop onto the trendy single speed bikes and meander through the township, greeting the locals along their way. They visit informal settlements, art and crafts workshops and no visit could be complete without taking in the traditional market. The Durban Township cycle tour also visits a Sangoma (witch doctor or traditional healer) where visitors can learn about the ancient healing rites and rituals which are still used today.
The group enjoys some local culinary fare at Shis’nyama (a Township style Barbeque), grilled meat over an open fire and the cyclists quench their thirst at a Shebeen (local tavern). Finally, the tour visits the Ohlange school where Nelson Mandela cast his first vote in South Africa's inaugural democratic elections. After the cycle tour, the group shuttles back to Durban after an invigorating Eco-active experience.