Overview

Cost Includes: Hotel Pick up and Drop | Entrance Tickets | Lowest Rate Guarantee | Cape Town Tour

  • Rates valid till March 31, 2019

  • Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together

 

Pick up time: 08.00 a.m (Morning)

Pick up time: 01.00 p.m (Afternoon)

Pick up time: 07.00 p.m (Evening)

4 Hours 30 Minutes 27 Mar, 27 Mar, 27 Mar, and more Cape Town, Western Cape
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pick up from Hotel in Cape Town
  • Entry Fee
  • Registered English Speaking Guide
  • Dinner & Welcome Drinks for the Evening Tour  (Only)
  • District Six, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)
  • Langa (oldest formal township)
  • Community school / crèche
  • Shebeen (option to taste traditional beer)
  • Khayelitsha (largest township)
  • Meet township entrepreneurs
  • Charismatic church service (Sunday mornings)
  • A/C Vehicle with Wi-Fi on board
  • Drop back at the hotel in Cape Town
  • All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meal other than those specified in inclusions
  • Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
  • Optional activity costs
  • Tips (not mandatory)
  • Personal Expenses
Highlights
What makes this tour special

MORNING TOUR:

Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take you from the legendary District Six area to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and Khayelitsha. You will also have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, visit local schools, charismatic churches, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town.

  • District Six, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)
  • Langa (oldest formal township)
  • Community school / crèche
  • Shebeen (option to taste traditional beer)
  • Khayelitsha (largest township)
  • Meet township entrepreneurs
  • Charismatic church service (Sunday mornings)
  • Wi-Fi on board

No Township tours on Sunday afternoons

EVENING TOUR:

Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and ​Khayelitsha. You will also have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town.

  • Langa (oldest formal township)
  • Welcome drinks at shebeen with traditional beer
  • Home visit and traditional dinner with local family
  • Be entertained by local music
  • Khayelitsha (largest township)
  • Socialise with residents
  • Wi-Fi on board 

 

Pick up and drop off from your hotel or Guest House around Cape Town.

 

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Itinerary
Where this Tour takes you

Some interesting history and facts about townships in the Cape Morning Tour include the following:

 

  • The former residential area of District Six is one of the most famous Apartheid areas – once a thriving neighbourhood, the area was abandoned when the Apartheid government conducted forced removals of up to 60,000 people in the 1970s. The District Six Museum offers a colourful history into the area as it once was, as well as the Apartheid years and the area’s downfall, and is a popular highlight of townships tours in Cape Town.
    (30min)
  • Khayelitsha is the fastest growing township in the Cape and is located on the Cape Flats along the N2 highway. The name is Xhosa for ‘New Home’, which was derived from its formation in the Apartheid years. Established in 1985, many residents of District Six and other areas were forcibly removed by the government and relocated to this township. Today, Khayelitsha has an estimated population of about 406,779 residents.
    (45min)
  • Langa is another of Cape Town’s thriving townships and was also formed in the Apartheid days after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele - a chief and renowned rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. One of the highlights on this township tour is a visit to one of the area’s famous charismatic churches – something that is sure to leave you enthralled!
    (45min)
  • Shebeen is a traditional pub and brewery in the township. You will have the option to the taste traditional beer.
    (20min)
  • Township entrepreneurs like the tailor, barber shops and little markets are everywhere in the township. You will see a lot of them and you will have the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs.
    (15min)
  • Every Sunday there is a charismatic church service
    (30min)


Some interesting history and facts about townships in the Cape Evening Tour include the following:

 

  • Drive tour in Langa,  one of the Cape Town’s thriving townships, which was formed in the Apartheid days after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele - a chief and renowned rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. 
  • Khayelitsha is the fastest growing township in the Cape and is located on the Cape Flats along the N2 highway. The name is Xhosa for ‘New Home’, which was derived from its formation in the Apartheid years. Established in 1985, many residents of District Six and other areas were forcibly removed by the government and relocated to this township. Today, Khayelitsha has an estimated population of about 406,779 residents.
  • Shebeen is a traditional pub and brewery in the township. You will have the option to taste the traditional beer.
  • Delicious traditional dinner in Khayelitsha entertained with dance and music.

Despite the tragic and often troubled history of Cape Town’s townships and informal settlements, the areas still retain a strong sense of culture, with a vibrant community atmosphere and plenty of food, entertainment and enterprise. Many community arts projects can be found in the townships, with crafts such as beading, weaving, wire goods and fabric making all to be found. The ever-present local shebeens offer another side to life – with South African beer, braais and a strong sense of community to be enjoyed. 

Township tours are sure to leave you with a better understanding of Cape Town’s history and cultures, making these not to be missed.

 

Please note that since it is a half day tour, time constraints might result in a rushed experience.

 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa View on Map