South Africa is country of many different cultures, viewpoints and lifestyles. Our Township Tour gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the part of our society that is still recovering from the difficulties of our past. The experience can be a challenging one – but could prove very humbling, as it offers you a glimpse into the lives of some of South Africa’s more impoverished communities.
Today, Cape Town’s townships are a melting pot of cultures from all across South Africa and other African countries. In addition to our eleven official languages, you are also likely to hear Swahili, Kituba, Hausa, and even some Portuguese and French.
|DEPARTS||Daily from ± 07:45 to ± 12:45 (mornings) or from ± 13:45 to 18:00 (afternoons) from your hotel|
|DURATION||± 4 hours|
|HOLIDAYS||Some of the venues may be closed on public holidays, school holidays and weekends.|
Our Township tour kicks off in District Six. Once a vibrant, cosmopolitan suburb at the base of Table Mountain, the district fell victim to serious injustice during the Apartheid era when 60,000 people were violently evicted from their homes. Still a conflicted area, this troubled township with a history so rich it inspired an internationally renowned musical, is currently undergoing an urban regeneration scheme.
We head to Langa – Cape Town’s oldest formal township. Here, you’ll get to absorb local culture at the market and Arts & Crafts Centre, and if we can track him down, you can even pay a visit to the traditional healer. There’s a strong entrepreneurial spirit here and by interacting with the local merchants, you’re offered a window into their daily lives. We will also tour Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu – where we will see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial.
All our tours can be adapted for a more private experience. Please get in touch with us to find out what we can do for you.