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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.

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.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.


    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.


    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.


    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: High
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.


    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.


    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.


    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 2 to 20 people
  • Pickup location: 

    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.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Guests will be dropped back at their place of accommodation.

    Guests staying in outlying areas will be charged an additional drop off fee.

  • Pickup time: (8.30 AM - 8.35 AM) | (1.30 PM - 1.35 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (1.00 PM - 1.30 PM) | (5.30 PM - 5.35 PM)


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
* Langa:
- Walking tour
- Creche visit
- Home visit
- On Sundays we visit a Church for a Gospel Tour
* Bonteheuwel
* Lunch at Mzoli's Meat Place, Gugulethu

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to travel dates, 100% cancellation will be charged

Children policy

All children are welcome.

Participant Guidelines

Please be respectful and mindful of other cultures. Ask before you take photographs of people or their homes.