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Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

1. Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. During your time together, you will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear their personal stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life. The day either begins at 08.00 or at 13.00, returning approximately four-and-a-half hours later. You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came. After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here we move onto Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer! How can you turn down a beer with the locals? Finally we move to Khayelitsha - the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa today. Its local name is Xhosa, which means New Home. Here you will get to meet with some of the township entrepreneurs who are breathing new life in to these historic towns. If you're fortunate enough to be with us on a Sunday, we'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships! It's truly an experience not to be missed!

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 886 reviews

Extremely informative visit; did not feel voyeuristic but rather immersive. Came away with a much greater understanding of South Africa’s history, and that of Cape Town and the apartheid specifically. Driver and guide were both extremely professional, knowledgeable and kind. Thank you Khona and Zandi. Would definitely recommend for those wanting to see more of Cape Town than just the glitzy beaches and tourist spots.

We were treated to an amazing experience. Unfortunately due to poor weather our Trip to Robben Island had to be rescheduled but this was done with no fuss. I would highly recommend this tour and the walking part of the Township visit will live with me forever. If you visit SA you must a Township to truly understand the history and the struggles that still remain to this day. I was truly moved

We had a really nice experience with Sam as a tour guide for the township tour. He could tell us a lot about the historical backgrounds of the township and current developments. The highlight of the tour was that he made it possible for us to spontaneously visit a shack from the inside. I would definitely recommend a tour with him!

A great tour! I was picked up from the apartment on time and had a great morning with the tour guides. I definitely recommend this tour. Big thank you! :-)

Alt fungerte utmerket. God guide i township og Robben island-billettene var i boks.