Guided tour

Cape Town: Township Cycling Tour

Activity provider: AWOL Tours

Cape Town: Township Cycling Tour

Activity provider: AWOL Tours

From US$ 59.51 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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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, and will make a visit to BEN (the Bicycling Empowerment Network). This is a non-profit bicycle organization that imports second-hand bikes, trains bike mechanics and assists entrepreneurs to operate bicycle shops in different communities.  A local guide will take you around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. During school time, 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. A highlight of the tour is to visit a Sangoma (traditional healer) who performs interactive dancing and drumming. 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 guide
  • Bike hire & helmet
  • African lunch
  • Sangoma visit
  • Donations to Masivelani crèche
  • Transport (can be arranged on request)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Great tour with nice guides. Very interesting experience.

The inhabitants of the township were very friendly. The living conditions are different than ours. Especially the narrowness is certainly a challenge for the common life. Our guides showed us their own home and reported a lot about life. We enjoyed a delicious meal and drove with a positive feeling. To better understand South Africa, this tour is highly recommended. Many thanks to Wilhelm and Luto

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January 4, 2019

One of the mandatory points in Cape Town in my opinion. we have seen many from a different perspective and a way of life that is alien to us.

November 26, 2019

We recommend! Guide knows his way around, many personal encounters have always felt safe. Finally, we were even at his home and he showed us how the real life is. Thank you William!

April 19, 2019

Product ID: 125786