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South African Township Experience

Enjoy a walking tour of Cape Town’s oldest Township and experience the lives and culture of the Xhosa people of Cape Town. This tour is uplifting, inspirational, and culturally friendly, leaving you with fond memories of South African people.

This is a culturally sensitive and enriching experience. You will walk, talk, interact, and exchange stories.

You will explore some older migrant labour hostels, shacks and shanties, and the middle-class area. This is the new South Africa, and by seizing these opportunities by being a guest in our townships, you are contributing to our growth and development and responsible tourism.

Enjoy some of the arts and crafts on show by local artists and listen to the sound of African drums, and for a small fee, you can also play.

Detailed Description

Join us on a captivating walking tour through Cape Town’s oldest Township, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant lives and rich culture of the Xhosa people. Led by a knowledgeable local resident, this guided tour is designed to be uplifting, inspirational, and culturally friendly, ensuring you leave with cherished memories of the South African people. This experience is a celebration of cultural sensitivity and enrichment. It differs from the typical “Big Five – Game Drive”, offering a more personal and interactive encounter. Throughout the tour, you can engage in meaningful conversations, share stories, and forge connections with the locals. Embark on a journey to explore various facets of the township, including older migrant labour hostels, shacks, shanties, and the middle-class area. By embracing these unique opportunities and becoming a guest in our townships, you actively contribute to the growth and development of our community, fostering responsible tourism. As you wander through the vibrant streets, you’ll have the chance to appreciate the talents of local artists through their arts and crafts on display. The rhythmic beats of African drums will fill the air, providing a captivating soundtrack to your experience. For a small fee, you can join in and play the drums, adding to the lively atmosphere. Join us for a truly memorable and culturally immersive walking tour, where you can embrace the warmth and hospitality of the Xhosa people, gain insights into their lives, and create lasting connections.

Example Itinerary 

INCLUDED: Professional Local Guide and Community Leader, Pick Up and Drop off from your Accommodation




WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable Walking Shoes, Sun Protection and a Warm/Dry Top


09:00 Pick up at your Accommodation
09:30 Visit District 6 museum (optional)
10:00 Visit Langa township
11:00 Walk the streets and learn about Apartheid and Xhosa culture
11:30 Visit Langa museum
12:00 Drumming, Pottery and Mosaic Displays
13:00 Drop off at your accommodation 

Note: This is a private tour, and your itinerary is flexible

Subject to availability

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