Guided tour

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

From US$ 46.07 per person

Become a guest in the Townships of South Africa with your own personal guide. Walk the streets, chat with the locals, visit the schools. With your guide Camissa, you are not a voyeur, you are a guest.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up available from hotels in Cape Town city center waterfront and areas on the Atlantic seaboard including Camps bay.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a personally guided tour of Cape Town's Townships
  • Experience a walking tour of Langa
  • Stop at Gugulethu
  • Hear about Guglethu Seven Memorial
  • Learn about the Amy Bichel Memorial to honor the nation's struggles against violence
Full description
Imagine yourself as a guest strolling the streets of Cape Town's Townships, with your own personal guide leading you through the homes, schools and gardens of the vibrant Townships of South Africa. With your personal guide, Camissa, you will become a part of the community. Our half-day tour begins with an insightful visit to District Six. This former inner-city residential area is best known for its forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants during the 1970s Apartheid regime. Since 2003, however, a new life has been breathed into the community by former president Nelson Mandela, and you will see the benefits of this work today. During our stay in District Six, we will glimpse life in an up-close and intimate way, and Camissa's knowledge will further your pleasure. Comfortably drive on to Langa, the oldest of the Townships in Cape Town. Here we have the chance to meet the residents. With each new encounter, the experience comes to more and more to life! Drive through Bonteheuwel -- a township spawned from the residents of District Six, who were classified as “coloured.” After our stay, we depart to Gugulethu, home to some 300,000 residents today. The name derives from "igugu lethu", which translates in Xhosa as 'our pride.' You will soon discover why this Pride has helped South Africa transform out of its dark days to the vibrant communities you have witnessed during your day. The day culminates with the chance to visit Creche, with the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and Amy Bichel Memorial. The first of these works was built to commemorate the death of seven youths fighting against Apartheid. However, you will soon discover its magic, as the light shines through the empty space, bringing all those who died back to life in a powerful way. We end our day with a pleasant drive back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Vehicle and driver guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel and passenger liability insurance cover
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • ● Some venues may not be available over weekends
  • ● Our tours are for a minimum of two guests
  • ● Guests are advised to bring small change for donations to people if they take pictures of them and for purchasing small arts and crafts in support of small businesses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 169 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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A township tour should be a Must-Do for everyone visiting Cape Town. Far too little attention is paid to this side of the city. For us, the township tour was an eye-opener that made us think about the contrasts of the city and the still noticeable consequences of the apartheid system.

November 12, 2022

We were happy to be able to book a day in advance. Super. The township tour gave a realistic look at life in Cape Town. We were picked up on time and drove via District Six to the township of Langa. Arriving in Langa we walked through the township where he lived with a local and we got a completely new look at the townships through this personal tour. We also felt safe and comfortable the whole time. After the tour we drove another round through the township where the driver told interesting stories. It is recommended!

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September 23, 2022

Great way to get an insight into the living conditions of most people living in Cape Town and not only to the touristic things here. The people living in the townships appreciate the visitors and are happy to see the open-minded and interested tourists. The local tour guide explains the history of Cape Town and the development of the townships very well. I can really recommend the tour, since it is a great way to learn about the people and their culture here in Cape Town.

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 11063