Guided tour

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

From US$ 48.21 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
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


  • 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.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 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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Important information

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 46 reviews

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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

The driver "zongs" was very good giving us lots of history and answering our questions. The township guide "Oyama was also very good telling us about the different type of housing and who lived there. Seeing the inside ofthe hostel was a big eye opener. Visiting the church gave us insight into their service. It was interesting to see the young children wearing suits and ties! Everyone was very friendly and I would highly recommend this tour.

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November 24, 2019

Highly recommend this tour - one of the best things we have done here!

The “gospel” part of the tour was worthwhile, fun, and respectful. But the real highlight followed: an extended walking tour of the township led by a resident who facilitated access to residents and their homes to experience and better understand their lives, struggles, and hopes. We even got to sample some home-brew beer being made for a celebration. Do this tour, you will love it and learn from it!

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October 15, 2018

Product ID: 43579