Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township And Bo-Kaap

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am or 1.30pm , Departs Mon - Fri ±9am and ±1.30pm , Sat / Sun & public holidays (except 25-26 Dec. 2018 & 1-2 Jan 2019): ±09h00 Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover Cape Towns cultural heritage and get a snapshot of township life on this 3.5-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide at your side, take in the kaleidoscopic houses of Bo-Kaap, otherwise known as the Malay Quarter, then visit District Six for more insight into the Apartheid years, before heading to Langa, the oldest informal settlement in Cape town.

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Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, and then meet your guide at your central Cape town hotel and travel to Bo-kaap on Signal hill. Also known as the Malay Quarter, the neighborhood is steeped in history, being largely a community of Malay slaves' descendants.

Gaze out at the eye-catching Cape Malay architecture and listen to your guides commentary as the most interesting examples are pointed out for you. Snap photos of the areas brightly colored houses and pass by aromatic spice shops and cafes serving traditional cuisine.

Passing some of Cape Towns landmarks, a short drive brings us to District Six where we elaborate on the Apartheid years.

Continue to Langa, the Mother Citys oldest and largest township. Explore the settlement with your guide and discover how the lively community which was established pre-apartheid is suffused with the history and culture of the Xhosa people, one of the largest cultural groups in South Africa. If your tour takes place on a Sunday, youll also attend a service at a local church.

After roughly 3.5 hours, your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in central Cape town.


Hotel pickup and drop off


Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

District 6 drive through

Langa drive through with photo stop


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Vehicles are not wheelchair accessible

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Sunday morning tour includes a short visit to a church service +- 20 - 30 minutes

Tour departs mondays to fridays morning or afternoon

Tours departing Saturdays, sundays and public holidays are operated in the morning only

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  • 25-Oct-2019

    We were very pleased with both of these tours. We were the only ones in a private vehicle booked to learn about both of these Districts. Our driver was very informative as he lived himself in Langa Township. Learning about these two districts in South Africa near the City of Cape Town introduced us to how the less fortunate people of the area live, and, the ongoing efforts made by the existing Government to change these areas for the better for the inhabitants presently living there, by building newer, more habitable houses for them.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Bhegisisa (Gladstone) our tour guide deserve accolades for providing us with insightful introduction to the history too often unknown to the world outside of South Africa’s struggle for an equality.

  • 30-Oct-2017

    This was an excellent tour and my daughter and I were the only two on it. We spent more time in Langa than Khayelitsha because we found the museum in the Langa community centre to be so interesting and sobering. Our guide had spent considerable time staying with a friend who lived in Khayelitsha when they were teenagers, and he later had cause to go there regularly because one of his jobs before becoming a tour guide was collecting bodies of the deceased, often at night, with poor lighting and no proper addresses. We could only imagine the incredibly difficult conditions he worked under. The only regret we have is not having booked with Roots Africa Tours directly, because Viator contracted it out to Springbok Tours who contracted it out to Roots Africa, so at the end of the day our guide would have received very little compensation for his efforts.

  • 27-Oct-2017

    I booked this tour for my spouse and I before leaving for our African trip in early September 2017. I would highly recommend this tour which included a visit to Bo-Kaap as well as the townshipos of Langa and Khayelitsha. Our guide was Ed and he was extremely professional, very knowledgeable and approachable with questions about the townships and Capetown in general. Thanks Ed for your patience and making the tour enjoyable for us.

  • 17-Sep-2017

    Great experience to see the Townships and good explanation about District Six. Would have liked to have left the vehicle more often to walk around.

  • 13-May-2017

    Great tour!
    Our guide was really informative and friendly.
    Helped us also book a wine tour that fit within our schedule.
    He grew up during the apartheid era and gave us first hand accounts of life during that time.
    Overall amazing tour!

  • 05-Mar-2017

    Our party of 6 ranged from 24 - 71 yrs. All of us very much enjoyed the tour and found it both informative and a wonderful experience. Owen our tour guide was a lovely man, very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions that we had.
    The highlight of our tour was our trip to Khayelitsha where we were lucky to have the opportunity to meet a group of young people that were having choir practice. They happily sang to us which was a joyous and moving experience.
    This tour was great value for money and I would highly recommend 10/10

  • 02-Jan-2017

    Informative, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable tour that contextualizes the history and politics of the apartheid era and the current social and economic challenges the township residents face. Never condescending or hokey managed to strike a perfect balance and bring a human face to South African politics. Truly excellent.

  • 29-Nov-2016

    The tour was ok, but felt very rushed. Also 1 of the places we got to that we were suppose to tour was closed. I think this tour has the potential to be a good tour but maybe they need to organize it better.

  • 10-Mar-2016

    Great tour excellent guide

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