Guided tour

Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: AWOL Tours
Guided tour

Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

Activity provider: AWOL Tours

From US$ 62.88 per person

This award-winning bicycle township tour in Masiphumelele provides guests with the opportunity to meet and interact with the local community from their bicycle seat.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Join a local township guide on a bike tour
  • Dance with the Sangoma's (traditional healers)
  • Taste traditional African food in the home of a local or at a restaurant
  • Experience the authentic urban township culture in South Africa
  • Support the Songezo cycling academy and Masicorp non-profit organisation
Full description
The Bicycle Township Tour departs from Masicorp Chasmay Road Campus, where we share a workshop with the SongezoYouth Cycling academy where you might see budding cyclists from the community in training. Songezo Jim is South Africa's first Black South African cyclist who is now inspiring other youth to take up the sport. As local guide will take you around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. We visit local library, entrepreneurs and small businesses. During school time ( ie closed on week-ends & school holidays) you will visit a local crèche where the teachers work under very difficult circumstances. Part of the tour proceeds go towards the betterment of their facilities. On Sundays we could include a visit to a local gospel church For lunch, you will either visit an African restaurant or a local lady's home who regularly hosts the tourist groups and makes an authentic African tea or lunch.
  • Local Xhosa guide
  • Old fashioned Dutch bicycle
  • African lunch
  • Sangoma visit
  • Donations to Masicorp Non profit organisation that supports education in the community
  • Transport (can be arranged on request)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Chasmay Road Campus, MasiCorp Head office

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Food

Know before you go

  • 10% of all tour proceeds go directly to Masicorp - a non-profit organization
  • Please don't give any sweets or treats to the children as the local partner prefers to work with registered charities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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February 18, 2023

Onze lokale gids Lutho heeft ons op een enthousiaste wijze veel verteld over het leven in de township. Het was erg interessant en we hebben ons geen moment onveilig gevoeld.

January 24, 2023


Lutho en Shaun zijn een geweldige tandem om deze tour te begeleiden. Ze vertellen zoveel over het leven in Masiphumelele zodat je een echt beeld krijgt hoe het er aan toe gaat in een township. Ze staan ook open voor alle vragen en gaan geen dialoog uit de weg. Van mij mocht dit gerust nog langer duren. Een aanrader voor iedereen die wil zien wat de Apartheid gecreëerd heeft en hoe de mensen er toch het beste van maken!

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January 3, 2023


Product ID: 125786