Welcome to Soweto
SOWETO is famous for its rich history and culture .. Tourists from all over the world visit this exciting township to feel and touch a part of this history.
One of the famous landmarks is the Power Park cooling towers, commonly known as the Orlando towers - you can spot them from as far away as the Johannesburg CBD.
They are painted in many colours and are seen as a proud monument by Johannesburg residents. So when brothers Kgomotso and Suping Pooe from Soweto identified a need for an outdoor experience they resigned from their day jobs and invested all that they had in quad biking.
Being from a family of entrepreneurs they didn't think twice about embarking on the venture. They wanted to show tourists a different side to Soweto, a side that they would see on four wheels through its back roads, little passages and bushes. They set up a quad biking experience and today they average at 120 visits per week.
They drafted a route which takes their clients to all the hotspots in Soweto on the quad bikes. And the beauty of it is you don't need a licence to be on the four-wheeler, so everybody is welcome to give it a try. Well I invited a couple of my friends and we took up the challenge. We put on our helmets and started off by going around the yard track to make sure everyone was comfortable and acquainted with the bikes. You and the bike need to be one and be ready for the humps and bumps of the gravel roads.
They take a maximum of fifty people per Soweto Quad Bike Tour trip and you stop over at a local tavern or restaurant for some beverages halfway through the tour. It took us about three hours to complete the tour.