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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Lebo's is the only true way to experience Soweto culture, it has truly become part of the community. All the staff are excellent and helpful, the tour guides knowledgable and friendly. I highly suggest the 4 hour bike tour if you want to see what Soweto has to offer.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Fantastic place run by a very friendly bunch of local people. Great food and best bike tours of Soweto! The place to stay if you want to experience real Soweto. I called late at night to book accommodation for the next day, was given a number for a very nice taxi driver who picked me up from a bus station... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

Wonderful day out with colleagues on a team building cycle around Soweto. Informative and something different. Would recommend for other firms looking for interesting things to do as a team in and around Johannesburg.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Loved it! Team of 20 from Jhb... Solutions for those who cycle and those who don't. Our guides were fun, real and knowledgeable. Great food and warm reception from our hosts and locals. Braai afterwards catered for every requirement and wonderfully South African. Thank you. Highly recommended.

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Brussels
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Almost dark and we still needed a place to stay. We got the most friendly welcome at Lebo's and felt immediately at home. Went on the bike tour with Jazz the next morning. Don't think we could have get a better view of Soweto. Thumbs up!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

We did the 2 hour tuk tuk tour. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we had the best experience possible. Tour provided free local lunch and drinks. A must do tour if you're in the area. Highly recommended!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

huge thank you to ms Maria & staff for above & beyond assistance organizing my v short notice v un pre-prepared trip which ended up so great. Also: must add how conveniently located (walking distance) to pietersen museum, Mandela house, phomolong metro station, minivans to jo'burg and grocery.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

After some thought we decided to stay at Lebo´s and it is definitely one that I don´t regret. The staff at Lebo´s was very friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed, food was good and we felt completely safe. The guesthouse was clean enough for us and although a bit noise we didn´t have any trouble sleeping, perhaps since we were so... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

Not sure if its because we arrived on a holiday (day of reconciliation)but if our stay is a typical night here then you can guarantee a terrible sleep. After backpacking South Africa for over two months and living in a downtown condo at home we thought our noise tolerance was pretty good, until we got to Lebos. At 2am the... More 

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Reviewed 15 December 2014

Very pleasant and informative bike right about Sotewo, through Soweto. Thomas was our tour guide and he was very friendly and knowledgeable about his neighborhood. Full of energy and info. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a taste of Sotewo. Two thumbs up!!

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $15 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“The double room is lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles annaoY2016PD, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a fan to be put in your room in the hot summer months.”
 of 5 bubbles garethcraig, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are cramped and crowded. There are only 2 single options. The double room is the best room but is expensive if you are on a budget.”
 of 5 bubbles littletripper1968, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Have both shared and private rooms, according to your preference.”
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“The room located just behind the reception is a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 529franka, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
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