Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

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Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers is situated in Orlando West, not far from the Hector Pieterson Museum and famous Vilakazi Street. The backpackers is located in the middle of a friendly and relaxed community. Few places in the world can tell you so much about a continent’s and a country’s history like Soweto does. Few places in South Africa are a truer reflection of modern day South African society, like Soweto is. On 16 June 1976 Soweto was on the world’s headlines when police opened fire on marching students. Soweto started a fire that lit the country alight and led to the downfall of the Apartheid regime. Today Soweto is the beacon for the new South Africa, a symbol of resistance to overcome repression and exploitation. And that is why you should visit Soweto in a friendly and safe way.

Lebo´s Soweto Backpackers is also very concerned with responsible tourism. They support various community projects and they are Fair Trade certified. More reason to stay there!


Soweto Bicycle Tours

Experience Soweto by bike on one of these popular tours. Go out for a few hours, half day or full day bicycle ride around the streets of Soweto. Visit historical sites, meet people, sit down and have a drink at the shebeen (local pub) and enjoy a local lunch.

Soweto Tuk Tuk Tours

Another fun and exciting get-out-of-the-car-experience! Get on one of our cool Tuk-Tuk’s and ride around with our guide for an hour cruise or choose a half day tour including all interesting sites of Soweto as well as a buffet lunch.

Soweto Walking Tours

Soweto can also be experienced by walking around in the community with one of our guides. You will pass some of the historical sites, Mandela’s Home and interact and chat with people along the way.

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Contact us

10823A Pooe Street, Orlando West, Soweto
-26.224403, 27.912989

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Affiliations & accreditations

Fair Trade Tourism

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) is the world’s first and still only Fair Trade certification programme specifically for tourism. FTT certification is a process that examines social, economic and environmental best practice in tourism – seeking a balance of all three principles of sustainable development. FTT has a diverse portfolio of tourism products – encompassing accommodation, activities, attractions and now volunteer tourism programmes. FTT certification guarantees that FTT-certified products are committed to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Hostelling International

HI is the largest network of hostels in the world, with over 4000 hostels in over 90 countries and 4 million members. HI hostels meet assured standards and HI guarantees good quality and safe accommodation at affordable prices. Locations include city hubs, mountain retreats and beachside chillouts. Only a 5% deposit secures bookings, even multi-stage trips.

STA Travel South Africa Hostel Pass

This is a list of all hostels participating in the STA Travel South Africa Hostel Pass. Please try to book in advance, quoting the voucher number when you do. If you have any enquiries, please contact Tara at tara@saytc.co.za or call her on +27 (0)78 087 1180.

STA South Africa Hostel PassLebo’s Soweto Backpackers


A unique stay, interactive bicycle tours and tuk tuk tours in the Soweto township. Fair Trade accredited.

Tel: +27 (0)84 851 8681
Email: lebo@sowetobackpackers.com
Website: http://www.sowetobackpackers.com/

STA South Africa Hostel PassMoAfrika Lodge

Comfortable and stylish accommodation with spacious rooms decorated in a true African style.

Tel: +27 (0)82 506 9641
Email: info@moafrika.com
Website: http://www.moafrika.com/

STA South Africa Hostel PassJollyboys Backpackers & Camp
Livingstone/Victoria Falls, Zambia

The best place to base yourself for some crazy adrenalin or lazing in the hammocks under the mango trees.

Tel: +260 (213) 324229
Email: jollybs@zamnet.zm
Website: http://www.backpackzambia.com/

STA South Africa Hostel PassLidwala Backpacker Lodge

In a beautiful, convenient location with eco-friendly & socially responsible operations.

Tel: +268 7690 5865
Email: info@lidwala.co.sz
Website: http://www.lidwala.co.sz/

STA South Africa Hostel PassBudget Backpackers
St. Lucia

Clean, restful affordable accommodation centrally located in St. Lucia.

Tel: +27 (0)82 627 6208
Email: budget@budgetbackpackers.co.za
Website: http://www.budgetbackpackers.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassInkosana Lodge & Trekking

A retreat-like setting with views of the mountains. The perfect base to explore.

Tel: +27 (0)36 468 1202
Email: inkosana@inkosana.co.za
Website: http://www.inkosana.co.za

STA South Africa Hostel PassAnstey’s Beach Backpackers International

Owned and run by a surfing family and offers a real taste of the laid-back surfing and beach lifestyle. Breakfast included.

Tel: +27 (0)31 467 1192
Email: ansteysbeach@mweb.co.za
Website: http://ansteysbeach.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassHappy Hippo Backpackers

500m’s from the beach and on Ushaka Marine World’s doorstep.

Tel: +27 (0)82 040 3679
Email: info@happy-hippo.co.za
Website: http://www.happy-hippo.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassTekweni Backpackers

Known for the festive atmosphere around the poolside bar. Close to pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Tel: +27 (0)31 303 1433
Email: info@tekwenibackpackers.co.za
Website: http://www.tekwenibackpackers.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassBlue Sky Mining Backpackers
Warner Beach

An all year round oasis with awesome 180° sea views of the Indian Ocean and sandy beaches.

Tel: +27 (0)31 916 5394
Email: info@blueskymining.co.za
Website: http://www.blueskymining.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassAmapondo Backpackers Lodge
Wild Coast, Port St. Johns

On a hill overlooking the beach. Tours to rural villages and waterfalls, coastal hikes & horse rides. Breakfast included.

Tel: +27 (0)81 257 4504
Email: info@amapondo.co.za
Website: http://www.amapondo.co.za/

mdumbiMdumbi Backpackers
Wild Coast, Mdumbi

A community driven incentive overlooking an awesome beach on the idyllic Wild Coast.

Tel: +27 (0)47 575 0437
Email: mdumbi@mdumbi.co.za
Website: http://www.mdumbi.co.za/

coffeeshackCoffee Shack Backpackers
Wild Coast, Coffee Bay

A fun relaxed vibe. Surf lessons and amazing day trips; relaxing in the hammocks or on the beach.

Tel: +27 (0)47 575 2048
Email: happydays@coffeeshack.co.za
Website: http://www.coffeeshack.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassWild Lubanzi Backpackers
Wild Coast, Lubanzi

An owner-run backpackers lodge focused on community development and sustainability. Breakfast included.

Tel: +27 (0)78 530 8997
Email: wild@lubanzi.co.za
Website: http://www.lubanzi.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassBuccaneers Lodge & Backpackers
Wild Coast, Chintsa

Considered by many to be the best backpackers in South Africa.

Tel: +27 (0)43 734 3012
Email: buccaneers@cintsa.com
Website: http://www.cintsa.com/

awaywiththefairiesAway with the Fairies

Hikes to waterfalls, mountains and forest. Incredible nature combines with a vibey bar and superb food.

Tel: +27 (0)45 962 1031
Email: hogsback1@gmail.com
Website: http://awaywiththefairies.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassElundini Backpackers

Only 20 minutes away from Hogsback, high in the Amatola Mountains. A great Xhosa cultural experience.

Tel: +27 (0)78 357 3285
Email: info@elundinibackpackers.com
Website: www.elundinibackpackers.com

STA South Africa Hostel PassAardvark B&B and Backpackers

Eco friendly self-catering accommodation only 5 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park.

Tel: +27 (0)42 233 1244
Email: theaardvarkaddo@telkomsa.net
Website: http://theaardvarkguesthouse.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassIsland Vibe Flashpackers
Port Elizabeth

A spacious house with a lush garden, huge swimming pool and a jacuzzi for relaxing.

Tel: +27 (0)41 583 1256
Email: pe@islandvibe.co.za
Website: http://www.islandvibe.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassIsland Vibe Backpackers Lodge
Jeffreys Bay

A “must” destination, the perfect place for all. Friendly staff, fun and adventure all the way.

Tel: +27 (0)42 293 1625
Email: jbay@islandvibe.co.za
Website: http://www.islandvibe.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassAmakaya Backpackers
Plettenberg Bay

A clean, up-market “home from home” with all the comforts and facilities to make your stay special.

Tel: +27 (0)44 533 4010
Email: amakaya@telkomsa.net
Website: http://www.amakaya.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassIsland Vibe Knysna

All the smooth comforts travellers need. And awesome adventures and stunning places to visit too.

Tel: +27 (0)44 382 1728
Email: knysna@islandvibe.co.za
Website: http://www.islandvibe.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassOuteniqua Travellers Lodge

A clean laid-back meeting place with a friendly atmosphere.

Tel: +27 (0)44 874 7807
Email: stay@outeniqualodge.com
Website: http://www.outeniqualodge.com/

STA South Africa Hostel PassStep-Aside George

Get that tranquil and relaxing farm feeling, with ducks and a flock of geese watching over you.

Tel: +27 (0)44 870 8982
Email: info@step-aside.co.za
Website: http://www.step-aside.co.za/home/

STA South Africa Hostel PassMossel Bay Backpackers
Mossel Bay

A friendly hostel with a lovely swimming pool and all necessary facilities available.

Tel: +27 (0)44 691 3182
Email: mbbp@telkomsa.net
Website: http://www.mosselbaybackpackers.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassCape Agulhas Backpackers

Cape Agulhas

The place where the two oceans meet and the most southern experience in Africa. Breakfast included.

Tel: +27 (0)82 372 3354
Email: capeagulhasb@mweb.co.za
Website: http://www.capeagulhasbackpackers.com/


STA South Africa Hostel PassGreen Elephant Backpackers
Cape Town

Boost your Green Karma at The Green Elephant Backpackers. Close to the University of Cape Town.

Tel: +27 (0)21 448 6359
Email: greenele@iafrica.com
Website: http://greenelephant.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassHout Bay Backpackers
Cape Town

Nestled just 20m from the beach and within walking distance to activities and top restaurants.

Tel: +27 (0)21 790 0427
Email: info@houtbaybackpackers.co.za
Website: http://www.houtbaybackpackers.co.za/

STA South Africa Hostel PassSaltycrax Backpackers
Cape Town

Ideal for the watersports enthusiasts and adrenalin junkies. Relax on the beautiful Blouberg beaches. Breakfast included.

Tel: +27 (0)21 556 9369
Email: info@saltycrax.com
Website: http://saltycrax.com/