Lebo's Soweto Backpackers is situated in Orlando West, a vibrant community rich in history and culture. The hostel offers a personal and unique experience with a choice of staying in dormitories or private rooms. You can also pitch your own tent or rent a fully equipped one, or stay in our cozy tree-house built with thatched grass and bamboo.
Lebo's is proud to be 1 of the few black-owned backpackers and 1 of the few backpackers in a black community in South Africa.
Head out to the famous suburb Orlando West and get a unique experience. Get to know Soweto by walking the streets and learn the township lingo, ‘Tsotsi Taal’. Join our tours, cycling or walking, play soccer with the locals and watch the big games. Volunteer in 1 of our community projects and meet people that make development happen. Take a walk to museums, restaurants and shebeens. Visit the church and sing to the gospel tunes.
Visitors have use of a communal self-catering kitchen, an outdoor games area with a pool table and foosball table, hammocks, and braai facilities. Enjoy a delicious braai around the campfire and dance to the local beats from drums and kwaito music. The vibey Beach Bar is the place to listen enjoy a drink, and listen and dance to African beats and reggae rhythms.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our Outdoor Restaurant. Join us under the lapa, around the boma, or just lay down on a blanket for a picnic to enjoy the sun and a home cooked meal. Authentic and delicious meals are prepared on the fire, and on the menu you find potjiekos, curries, salad buffets and the South African favourite, braais. A continental breakfast of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, juice, tea and coffee, as well as cooked breakfasts of bacon, sausage, eggs, tomato, cheese and toast are also available.
Room with two single beds, can be used as single occupancy. Room is located in the self catring unit around the corner of the main Backpackers. Shared bathroom and kitchen.
Local area description
Staying with us gives you the opportunity to experience Soweto, its people, the different neighborhoods and its history up close and personal. Our community is safe to explore on your own and we are on a walking distance from many of Soweto’s famous sites such as the Hector Pieterson memorial and Vilakazi Street with Nelson Mandela’s former home. Lebo's Soweto Backpackers offers Tuk Tuk Tours, Bicycle Tours, Walking Tours and Customised Tours.