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Townships Evening        

Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and Khayelitsha . You will also have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town.

Evening tours -                                                       

Depart:  19:00        
Return:  22:30


Inclusions and exclusions 

 Registered tour guide

 Transport in air-conditioned vehicle

 Welcome drinks

 Dinner

 Extra drinks

 Delicious traditional dinner in Khayelitsha entertained with dance and music.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Langa
  • Home visit and traditional dinner with local family

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  • Langa (oldest formal township)
  • Welcome drinks at shebeen with traditional beer
  • Home visit and traditional dinner with local family
  • Be entertained by local music
  • Socialise with residents

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Townships Evening


Some interesting history and facts about townships in the Cape include the following:

  • Drive tour in Langa,  one of the Cape Town’s thriving townships, which was formed in the Apartheid days after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele - a chief and renowned rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. 
  • Khayelitsha is the fastest growing township in the Cape, and is located on the Cape Flats along the N2 highway. The name is Xhosa for ‘New Home’, which was derived during its formation in the Apartheid years. Established in 1985, many residents from District Six and other areas were forcibly removed by the government and relocated to this township. Today, Khayelitsha has an estimated population of about 406,779 residents.
  • Shebeen is a traditional pub and brewery in the township. You will have the option to taste traditional beer.
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Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITION OF SALES

  • In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
  • You can cancel until 24 hours before your tours.  
  • Not available on the 25th & 31 st of December as well as 1st of January
  • General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • German, French, Spanish as well as other foreign language guides are available on request
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  •  All tours are subject to minimum 2 of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
  •  Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all time
  • Timings are approximate and depend on weather and traffic

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Tour Reviews

Gabriel -

Parfait pour en connaître plus sur la vie sud africaine. Ce tour à contribué à ouvrir mon esprit !

1 week ago

Catherine -

A fascinating, essential trip that really educatesSia, our tour guide, from the moment he picked us up (bang on time!) from our hotel to when we were dropped off provided educating, energetic and thoroughly interesting information with a real warmth and a sense of wanting to ensure we all learned from this trip. He, and our guide in the Townships, made sure we were safe and the walking tour parts were eye opening. The highlight was perhaps the church service (we did the tour on a Sunday and attended part of the Methodist church service) but there were so many elements of this half day tour that we will take away with us. It could perhaps seem ghoulish or insensitive to go there, but it is really important to help with an understanding of what has happened here, historically and socially. You will find friendliness, knowledgeable and open people and you're bound to learn something. What makes this so amazing is the personal stories of your guides, which will touch you, and their honest, open approach.

2 years ago

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