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Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

1. Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. During your time together, you will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear their personal stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life. The day either begins at 08.00 or at 13.00, returning approximately four-and-a-half hours later. You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came. After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here we move onto Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer! How can you turn down a beer with the locals? Finally we move to Khayelitsha - the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa today. Its local name is Xhosa, which means New Home. Here you will get to meet with some of the township entrepreneurs who are breathing new life in to these historic towns. If you're fortunate enough to be with us on a Sunday, we'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships! It's truly an experience not to be missed!

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Cape Town: Guided Cycling Tour

2. Cape Town: Guided Cycling Tour

Experience some of the highlights Cape Town has to offer whilst keeping fit and getting some fresh air. Meet at Lookout Hill and take this cycling tour accompanied by a professional guide, learning about some of the rich history and culture of one of South Africa's most famous cities. On the tour you will visit the Indlovini Informal Settlement, grab coffee at Sikis Coffee Shop, taste spinach bread at Khayelitsha's first green bakery, engage with reformed prisoners at the 18 Gangster Museum then try South African BBQ for lunch at Rands. Cape Town is known as the Mother City, and is the second most-populous city in South Africa. Take this exciting tour to discover some hidden gems and local culture whilst meeting locals. Maybe you'll even learn some Afrikaans along the way.

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What people are saying about Khayelitsha

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Nice driver and also guide. The local person who showed us around the township was super enthusiastic and showed us many nice things. He could tell us life in the township as if we lived there ourselves. It is a super fun trip and makes us think about the people who live there. The driver dropped us back where we were picked up. This is stated differently on the details of Get your guide, where it is stated that the tour ends in the township and that you must return to your hotel in your own way. This makes you hesitate to book this trip, but don't worry the driver will take you back to your hotel.

Luv is a great guide! He knows and explains a lot, promotes mutual understanding, treats people with great respect and impartiality and made great contacts with the people in the townships possible. Absolutely to be recommended!

Friendly, knowledgeable local guides who gave us an authentic experience. Brought the long term effects of apartheid sharply into focus for me. I hope and pray for a better multi cultural future for Capetown and South Africa

It was worth it. You also stop at the District Six Museum. Everything was well explained. The township tour itself was well attended to kindergarten, tried home-brewed beer. And we also met a healer

An interesting tour. I can just recommend her. Local guides lead through the Langa district - very interesting