Guided tour

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

From US$ 50.56 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

4.6 /5

based on 146 reviews

Review summary

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

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Extremely informative visit; did not feel voyeuristic but rather immersive. Came away with a much greater understanding of South Africa’s history, and that of Cape Town and the apartheid specifically. Driver and guide were both extremely professional, knowledgeable and kind. Thank you Khona and Zandi. Would definitely recommend for those wanting to see more of Cape Town than just the glitzy beaches and tourist spots.

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April 7, 2022

My trip was super well organized. I was lucky and it was just me, I was picked up and dropped off. And I had an amazing local guide in the township Langa. It was such an amazing experience and I would recommend this for everyone who visits South Africa. It was worth every single penny

February 13, 2022

I was on the fence about going on a township tour so much that I put it off until the last morning of my holiday. But I am so glad that I went. The local guides gave so much history and first hand experience that this really opened my eyes and gave context for much else that I’d seen and heard during my time in Cape Town. Of course you can only scratch the surface for what makes a whole country, city or neighbourhood tick, but this was an important first step. I’d particularly recommend the tour to South Africans themselves. It’s all very well tourists learning about the issues at hand, but when we leave our part of the story ends.

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January 29, 2022

Product ID: 11063