Township Tour half day
Cape Town has millions of people living in townships, and this tour takes you to visit them and offers an opportunity to find out about their harsh past, to witness the challenges they face everyday, and about the positive hope for the future.
See how the social fabric of people living in townships knits together. You have the chance to interact with the locals and learn out about their different cultures, and you’ll leave with a greater understanding of how each of these townships contributes in its own unique way to the Rainbow Nation. On arrival, tourists often discover that they did not understand the extent to which previous race classification laws fragmented our society.
Our tour is not about ticking township names off a list. It is about the people. It is about sharing experiences. So, please ask those questions, dig a little deeper, … ask about our hopes, fears, dreams and challenges?
Your guide is a specialist who grew up within the disadvantaged communities that we visit. As such he is highly knowledgeable of the areas, the people, the history and the politics that shaped the lives of so many. See how the spirit of Kanalah, Ubuntu and reconciliation is being played out by Capetonians.
Rest assured, this is not a "gawking tour" It is not invasive tour. It is a positive and interactive tour.
Today we will visit the Townships – a tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness every day life in a harsh environment which tells of the struggles, hopes and achievements. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections).
Depart from the city centre and enjoy an unforgettable day with us on the ultimate cultural experience. We take our guests into a number of local townships, but at all times preserve the integrity of the tour by also introducing people to other historic areas like the District 6 a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town. It is best known for the forced removal of over 60,000 of its inhabitants during the 1970s.
We will walk the streets of Langa township… meet and greet friends, family and strangers alike. Hear the laughter of children at play. See homes, schools, shabeens, our new apartments. Smell sizzling meat on the roadside braai (barbecue) and then enjoy a meal at Mzoli's Place in Gugulethu, Cape Town's most popular authentic township eating experience. Here, South Africans of all creeds and colours meet to enjoy a traditional Braai (barbecue) with plenty of cheers and chats.
Route for scheduled tour:
* Site of District Six
- Walking tour
- Creche visit
- Home visit
- On Sundays we visit a Church for a Gospel Tour
* Lunch at Mzoli's Meat Place, Gugulethu
Please be respectful and mindful of other cultures. Ask before you take photographs of people or their homes.
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
Guests will be collected from their place of accommodation if located in the city centre of Cape Town and within a 10 kilometre radius.
Guests staying in outlying areas will be charged an additional collection fee.