Guided tour

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

Guided tour

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

From US$ 40.75 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
Pickup included
Pick-up available from hotels in Cape Town city center waterfront and areas on the Atlantic seaboard including Camps bay.
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.
  • Vehicle and driver guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel and passenger liability insurance cover
  • Lunch

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  • 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 211 reviews

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This was a brilliant tour & an experience we have reflected on many times since. We were initially v hesitant to do a tour we since thought it could be invasive but after being in South Africa for two weeks, we felt uncomfortable not knowing the experience of the majority of people living in South Africa. We are so glad we did it. Godfrey was fascinating to talk to about life in the townships, breaking down some of the myths and showing us the sense of community. He explained how the community in the townships are happy for the tours since the money is invested back, which helped to know. We held off on taking photos of people but still tipped the homes we went into, so do bring some cash with you for this. You also have the opportunity to buy crafts from local artisans. Also the tour is very safe. We know this is a concern for some people but we never felt worried.

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April 20, 2023

Our tour through District Six and Langa was definitely a highlight of our trip and I couldn’t recommend it more!! It was so insightful and humbling to see and meet with the residents of Langa. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Our guides (Songz and Sake) were super knowledgeable and articulate - we found the information and stories they shared fascinating. Thank you!!

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March 20, 2023

was wonderful! Both guides were very passionate and knowledgeable about their community. If you are trying to learn more about the history of Cape Town you can’t expect to get a true understanding without experiencing both sides, the privileged and the underprivileged. This tour is an eye opener and will demonstrate the true meaning of COMMUNITY!

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March 5, 2023

Product ID: 11063