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Authentic African Tours and Back Packers

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9228A Mbele Street, Soweto, Johannesburg 1804 South Africa
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#4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Soweto
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Finding an ideal family-friendly bed and breakfast in Soweto does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Authentic African Tours and Back Packers, a nice option for travellers like you.

The bed and breakfast features 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a picnic area, and you can stay connected during your stay as Authentic African Tours and Back Packers offers guests free wifi. Plus, Authentic African Tours and Back Packers offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to Credo Mutwa Cultural Village (2.7 mi), a popular Soweto landmark, Authentic African Tours and Back Packers is a great destination for tourists.

If you’re looking for a barbeque restaurant, consider a visit to Chaf Pozi, which is not far from Authentic African Tours and Back Packers.

Should time allow, Hector Pieterson Museum, Vilakazi Street, and Walter Sisulu Square are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Authentic African Tours and Back Packers puts the best of Soweto at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Car park
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Tom v wrote a review Aug 2019
Maarheeze, The Netherlands2 contributions
We found Lungy accidentaly as a tourgide for our bycicle tour in Soweto, but we were very pleased it happend like this. Lungy showed us a lot, but especialy learned us a lot about the history of Soweto. He realy toke time to tell us about this history and gave us insight in the daily life of some people in Soweto, wich was not easy. Sometimes confrontating to see how even the ANC government was not ok for the people living here.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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voilamonavis wrote a review Jul 2019
Paris, France12 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed there 3 nights and I really enjoyed every minute of it. Lungi, Cynthia and Aya really made me feel like at home. It's not a hostel like the other: being there, you really feel like you're part of the family. The accommodation is quit simple: the shower and toilets are outside, but everything works well. But really, this place is an hidden gem thank's to Lungi and his bicycle tour. He has so many stories to tell about the history of Soweto and the appartheid, make sure you book a tour with him and anyone else! Last thing is worth saying is that after spending more than 2 months in South Africa, I've never felt safer than in Soweto: people in the Streets are so friendly and smiling, they help you if you need, they never ask for money, they are curious and welcoming, children are polite and always want to talk with you! Go there! You won't regret!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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meganhobin wrote a review Oct 2018
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions4 helpful votes
Longi and the whole family are incredibly welcoming, offering clean rooms with all the amenities of a large backpackers: full shared kitchen, hot showers, towels included and more. You must do the bike and lunch tour for an authentic, informative, and great morning activity. There are just 3 rooms, so you are guaranteed an interactive and welcoming experience. Your stay here is sure not to disappoint!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FarAway823402 wrote a review Oct 2018
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Really disappointed! Booked the "last room", got there and lights were off, phones were not picked up... Wow, that time there's no where I can go to, I've never felt this disappointed in my life! Shuuu
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wanderlust wrote a review Oct 2018
Toronto, Canada1 273 contributions15 helpful votes
So glad we stayed with Lungi! We had to unexpectedly cut our two nights down to one because of a flight change. Really wish we could've stayed another night. From the moment Lungi picked us up from the airport to the moment he dropped us off, we learned so much! About South Africa, about Joburg, about Soweto, and about apartheid. We took the longer bicycle tour and I highly recommend it. Hanging out with Lungi was so fun and so informative. We LOVED his tour of Soweto--do the fou hour one if you have time. Apart from the tour, straying in his home was great--safe, cozy, everything we needed. Thank you Lungi, Cynthia, and Aya!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburgSoweto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Authentic African Tours and Back Packers
Which popular attractions are close to Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
Nearby attractions include Hector Pieterson Museum (0.8 km), Mandela House (1.2 km), and Orlando Towers (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Founders Grill Florida, Robby's Place, and Sakhumzi Restaurant.
Does Authentic African Tours and Back Packers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Authentic African Tours and Back Packers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Authentic African Tours and Back Packers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Soweto.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Authentic African Tours and Back Packers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mandela House (1.2 km), Walter Sisulu Square (1.0 km), and Credo Mutwa Cultural Village (4.4 km).