Township Cultural Tour From Cape Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am or 1pm, Please note: departure time reconfirmation is required directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for details
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickups are done within the CBD of City of Cape Town, hotels, guesthouses, B&B, Airbnb. Please
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Learn about the rich cultural history of Cape town, while visiting Langa and going on a drive through sightseeing of Gugulethu townships in the Cape Flats, an area which from the 1950's became home to people that the then apartheid government deemed as non-white. Visit the District six museum and experience a walking tour in Langa before visiting an arts and crafts centre, a sangoma (traditional doctor), a local market and a shebeen (tavern).

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

This tour not only takes you to some of the townships in the Cape Flats (an area in Cape town which from the 1950's was designated for non-white people by the apartheid government) but also provides an insight into the cultural history of the city. Go back in the past as you begin the tour with a visit to the District six museum, District Six is a former inner-city residential area in Cape town established in 1867. Historically home to former slaves, immigrants, merchants and a large number of Cape Malay brought into the country by the Dutch East Africa Company that ruled over the Cape Colony at the time. It became the scene of forced removals, as its inhabitants homes were destroyed when it was declared a whites only area in 1966. Learn more about Cape Malay culture as you drive past the brightly painted houses and cobbled stoned streets of Bo-kaap, formerly known as the Cape Malay Quarter.

The journey continues towards the Cape Flats, an area that reminds you that even in less luxurious surroundings people can still be friendly and welcoming. Visit Cape town's oldest township, Langa, established in 1927 as one of the many areas that were designated for Blacks Africans before the apartheid era and the setting for many protests and resistance against the apartheid government. Here you will get the opportunity to do a walking tour while interacting with the predominantly Xhosa community and learn more about their culture and way of life with visits to an arts and craft centre, local market, sangoma (traditional healer), shebeen(tavern) and local church if your tour is on a Sunday.

Proceed with a drive through Gugulethu, established in the 1960's due to overcrowding in Langa which was the only black residential area in Cape Town at the time. Inhabited by many migrant workers who moved from the Transkei region in the Eastern Cape this was also the stage for many protests and clashes with the apartheid forces. Here you will drive past the Amy Biehl Memorial as the journey closes with a drive through Bontehuewel, a predominantly coloured township, before heading back to Cape Town city centre.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Sundays only we visit a church in the township

Entry/Admission - District Six Museum

Entry/Admission - Bo-kaap

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Lunch

District six museum in closed on Sunday

Additional Info

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

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Feb-2020

    An essential Tour to take. We were welcomed into family homes and explored the Township Street by Street. Part of the Tour includes the Township Museum in Cape Town. Our Guide was superb.

  • 06-Aug-2018

    James was a wonderful, thoughtful guide. He provided us with the historical and cultural context of the Townships, and made our visit more meaningful. I highly recommend him!

  • 29-Aug-2017

    James was our driver and guide for the morning and could not have been more helpful. His insight into township life taught us much and his relationship with members of the community enabled us to visit homes and speak to locals. Something we could not have done without James. Anybody visiting Cape Town will be struck by the beauty and splendour it is imperative, however, that everyone undertakes this tour so they see the reality of life for so many South Africans.