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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Experience
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: Our way of offering our tour is unique. We don’t only think for our business but also for children’s access to education. Tourists local / international most of them read and have books. So, what we offer allows them to enjoy a bicycle / walking experience but also give a child an opportunity to read and be educated.

Region: Gauteng / Johannesburg


Tourism. Books. Community

We are a tourism company with a difference. We offer discounted tours when people donate books when they book their tour of Soweto with us, we then collect the books and donate them to community libraries. This is our way of giving children in our community access to books and education.

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Itumeleng Brian Masigo – 21.04.2022
Thanks to Bookibhoni for the good initiative of collecting and donating books to the community liabraries. Knowledge is power!

Mxolisi Mavuso – 05.04.2022
They are a great initiative they deserve the award the putting Soweto on the Map.

Jasmin Solomon – 26.03.2022
Unique tour on a bicycle and contributing to a child’s education to make a better society tomorrow and thereafter…great work by Book ibhoni

Lugisani Ragwala – 16.03.2022
Book ibhoni vote

Nhlapho – 14.03.2022
Best book bike club book ibhoni

Banele Mbenya – 09.03.2022
Book ibhoni changing the narrative in the Township through cycling & education. The one initiative I love the most is the Tour de Libraries, this gives hope to young kid’s & encourages reading.

Henri – 04.03.2022
Bicycles and books: cornerstones of better communities!

Kirsten Wilkins – 04.03.2022
This is one of the most innovative and community focused efforts is tourism in SA. Book Ibhoni makes connections between community, education, tourism, social cohesion and mobility advocacy. If there is an accolade or prize to be awarded, they are deserving. Their resilience alone is outstanding! We endorse them wholeheartedly and vote for them with as many hands as we can raise.

Tukisang Senne – 03.03.2022
What a wonderful and innovative initiative. They really deserve the award.

Teboho Lentsa – 03.03.2022
Three words: service, sincerity and integrity That’s Book iBhoni….

Pakes – 03.03.2022
Good luck. You have the potential to grow.

Jermaine Charles – 03.03.2022
Good luck.

Collen Thwala – 03.03.2022
Book iBhoni is the best in the game

Batsirai Gwara – 03.03.2022
Using bicycles to do good in society. Great work Book Ibhoni

ARNOLD SIBANDA – 03.03.2022
I love what my brother Mpumi and his team are doing for the township economy, Typically when one thinks of the township, negative images of nyaope, crime and alcohol come to mind. BOOK IBHONI shows us how beautiful the township is, its a place of massive talent, beautiful culture and resilience. I’m are proud or the work their doing in the community and I wish them success and growth. Don’t Stop!!

Nthabiseng – 03.03.2022
Loved the experience.

Octavius – 03.03.2022
Great business offering that maximizes placemaking, cultural learnings and historical teachings within the local tourism sector in more fun way.

Mpanana Lepona Malebati – 02.03.2022
Thee most amazing way to tour Soweto while giving back to the community. The Community that reads. Thank you

Linda – 02.03.2022

Thabo – 02.03.2022
I’ve seen how the business started we were associates I’ve prepared lunch for their tourist

Jagga’s cycles – 02.03.2022
Book I Bhoni has proved to be excellent in the cycling community and we really proud to have one like you

Johann van Loggerenberg – 02.03.2022
Books and bicycles make a formidable combination for both children and adults. That this concept came about in a township makes it most remarkable. It should be duplicated and grown nationwide in every city, town and village.

Sibusiso – 02.03.2022
The story is quite inspiring having seen it ha ing sen it where it all began to where it is now its quite exceptional.

Modikoe’s Cartage (Pty) Ltd – 02.03.2022
Awesome initiative brought to our township. All the best guys #NtateWakoDiFridging

Keabetswe Nkwe – 01.03.2022
Phenomenal experience

Sifikile – 01.03.2022
BOOK IBHONI is one of those unique experiences offered by the unique Soweto. To prosperity and beyond

Phumie Zondo – 01.03.2022
Best Tour ever been on.

Jasmin – 26.02.2022
They contribute so much to the communities and to education

Sizwe Lande – 26.02.2022
Book Ibhoni all the way! It’s been a ride I must say, let’s give book Ibhoni all the flowers they deserve. They deserve to win by all means necessary and at all cost! The time is now and the time is book Ibhoni!

Nqobi – 24.02.2022
Book iBhoni forever

Nelisiwe Mofutsanya – 24.02.2022
What Book Ibhoni does to merge sporting and educational outcomes is amazing, honestly.We thank them for uplifting the community

Tinyiko – 24.02.2022

Ntombikayise Khumalo – 24.02.2022
Voting for book ibhoni. I love what they are doing in and for the township community

Sally Cruickshanks – 24.02.2022
My vote is definitely for Book Ibhoni. They are amazing, AND they’re making a positive difference in their community as well.

Lidudumalingani – 24.02.2022
Congrats on the nomination. By far the best way to tour Soweto and learn about South African history. Well researched and entertaining.

Kholofelo maloka – 24.02.2022
I’ve done Two Tours and I cannot wait for this years. Also The Cafe is a sacred space for cyclists and readers… we are thankful.

Daisy Mubvumbi – 24.02.2022
I love their tours. Would 100% recommend.

Marupeng Rataba – 24.02.2022
Great service. Funny people. Really deserve this

Nompumelelo Mnisi – 23.02.2022
I vote vote for Book Ibhoni….

Daniel Collett – 22.02.2022
Brilliant initiative!

TALK Landscapes – 22.02.2022
When it comes to effortless passion driven business, that’s Book iBhoni. They are about to change the way we see Tourism and cycling for the better. Best team ever.

Coffee Signature – 22.02.2022
They deserve to win.

Gregory Botha – 22.02.2022
Great initiative Great Business

Thabang Lesu – 22.02.2022
They are so welcoming and it’s always good to be part of their tour De Libraries. Because you get to socialize with people from different parts of the world

Aviwe Mlabateki – 22.02.2022
Book Ibhoni is very consistent and well managed & It’s a unique experience that is also fun at the same time. What a combo!

Juno Kerwin – 22.02.2022
I have been cycled Tour de Libraries and support Book Ibhoni .. Mpumi is a legend in his own right..Mpumi’s passion and dedication in encouraging education through reading is highly commendable…We as Cycle Cradle And Beyond, a cycling group give Book Ibhoni our vote and are behind his win of this award 100%

Lionel van Heerden – 22.02.2022

Simbarashe Chirume – 22.02.2022
Education is key to the kids of South Africa

Adrian Skinner – 22.02.2022
Best ever

Sihle Lande – 22.02.2022
Book ibhoni was birthed by Mpumelelo and it has been one of the most impactful tourism initiatives around ekasi lam iSoweto. It’s always great to participate with the family, the freedom and youth day rides are the best as they incorporate everything,its healthy living, history and good vibes in one. Great stuff and good luck for the future.

Gift Sedibeng – 22.02.2022
BookIBhoni is the best in the soweto township industry which only does it offer a bicycle tour but also donate books to libraries and also offers free bicycle lessons to young and, adults and old people. That on its own is a great initiative

Bafana – 22.02.2022
Book Ibhoni deserves the recognition for their stellar efforts in tourism and community work.

Raymond Travers – 22.02.2022
It’s an awesome experience. Riding bikes through Soweto with an incredible bunch of people who know their stuff. If Book Ibhoni doesn’t get this award, I’d be very surprised.

Lebogang Ngobeni – 22.02.2022
Shova – Book iBoni!!

Sinda Palani – 22.02.2022
Awesome initiative that is a bicycle ride around Soweto with the intentions of distributing books to libraries for children. The best ways to give back to the community and an awesome tourist experience all rolled into one.

Kathryn Skinner – 22.02.2022
Just the best way to experience parts of Soweto and see what these guys bring to the community.

Kealeboga – 22.02.2022
Boom Iboni

Kholo M – 22.02.2022
Shova Mzala!!

Pam Zirkel – 22.02.2022
An inspiration. Bike and walking tours, a library and now a coffee shop!! These guys deserve the award!!!

Phumzile Molefe – 22.02.2022
I love what Book iBoni does. Keeping people fit while giving back to the community. Giving back to the community is a great way to get to know your community and its citizens. Donating stuff like books gives other people the opportunity to discover for themselves that one book that could change their life. Thank you to Book iBoni.

Elroy Paules – 22.02.2022
Book Ibhoni!!

Khanyisile Kumalo – 22.02.2022
Book iBhoni

Neo – 22.02.2022
Book iBhoni ❤

Sads – 22.02.2022
Hes the best

Aladia Mahomed – 22.02.2022
Book Ibhoni started from humble beginnings with an end gold to make a difference in the lives of children and that is exactly what he did.

Sameshni Moodley – 22.02.2022
Great experience! Warm and welcoming host!

Sameshni Moodley – 22.02.2022
Great experience! Warm and welcoming host!

Craig – 22.02.2022
Have been part of Books Ibhoni for a long time no better person and group to receive this award from Soweto for Soweto

Tshepo – 22.02.2022
Love these guys’ energy and passion. Honoured to have worked with them on their journey.

Kay – 22.02.2022
Book Ibhoni have so much passion for the work they do. They are also uplifting community youth and creating jobs in Soweto. They deserve to win.

Kay – 22.02.2022
Book Ibhoni is an amazing tour company with heart and soul.

Kubashnee – 22.02.2022
They are doing amazing things in the Soweto Community and deserve the win

Mpumelelo – 22.02.2022
Great experience the guys are having in Soweto

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