Half-Day Township Tour From Cape Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8am or 1:15pm , Tour departure time reconfirmation is required directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for details. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service p.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick you up from any accommodation wanted
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point or V&A Waterfront
  • 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.


Discover the multicultural side of Cape town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals chaneg the lives of many people, to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local

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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. You will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape town, and hear the stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life.

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 move onto a Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer.

Finally 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 on this tour on a Sunday, you'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - District Six Museum


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Jul-2018

    Our guide, Sia, was wonderful, and the tour was incredibly informative. A true glimpse into the lives of South African people living in the districts outside the city created by apartheid.