Guided tour

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

From US$ 46.96 per person

Visit a choice of 17 different churches on a 3.5-hour township tour of Cape Town. Marvel at the African-style gospel singing and dancing. Help support local businesses and share jokes with the local communities.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Cape town city center and waterfront areas on the Atlantic seaboard, including Camps Bay. Pickups in front of Victoria and Alfred hotel will be at 8:30 AM, and pickups at Cape Town Tourism on Burg Street will be at 9:00 AM. The vehicles will have the local supplier's name on in green bold letters.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historic site of District Six
  • Enjoy African gospel singing and dancing at Langa Baptist Church
  • Go on a walking tour through the Langa suburb
  • Drive through the townships of Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu
Full description
Attend Sunday morning worship at the Langa Baptist Church, where more than 350 people congregate to sing traditional songs of praise, such as Uyinkosi Yamakhosi. Visit the District Six neighborhood and learn how thousands of people were evicted during apartheid. Get a warm welcome from the congregation as they sing, dance, beat drums and clap hands, and experience the true spirit of township life. Then, pass many small businesses, including herbalists, traditional healers, and barber shops on a walk through the suburb. See where the residents of Langa live, and compare the old cramped hostels with the new developments the government is building. Get introduced to the friends and neighbors of your guide, and share jokes with members of the community. End with a visit to the Joe Slovo informal settlement, and then drive through the townships of Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu to experience their dynamic vibe.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour runs every Sunday morning, providing there is a minimum of 2 people attending. It usually lasts about 4 hours in total
  • You can combine the tour with a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon or lunch in a township restaurant
  • Bring small change for donations and to purchase small arts and crafts in support of the small businesses of the township communities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The guide on the shuttle and the guide in the township were both from the township. Both were super friendly and we received a lot of interesting information. We had imagined the gospel service differently. The visit was relatively short and the process somewhat disappointing. Overall a highly recommended tour

October 25, 2022

We were the only guests so had a private tour. Our driver, who has already lost his name, was very extensive in the background information. Very friendly. The gospels in the church were truly an unforgettable experience. In Langa we were shown around by a young man, who also unfortunately lost his name, who still lives there and could therefore really tell his experiences. As whites we were very kindly received. Never felt unsafe for a moment. The small children in particular wanted our attention when we walked by. To help the community, you can buy handmade items, which are mainly made by the youth. All in all, it certainly changed our view of townships and we definitely recommend this tour. Big thanks to our driver and guide in Langa.

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January 24, 2022

The Tour was very interesting. Maybe more the tour through the Township than the Gospel service. The gospel service is nice, but we had expected a bit more. The tour in the township is very good. Makes you feel think about how good our life is. Would recommend if I had children in the age of 10-20 years old.

January 27, 2020

Product ID: 43579