Experience some of the culture in Cape Town with the Township tour
On this tour you will experience the diversity of Cape Town cultures. We visit the District six museum; where they will explain about District 6 a place demolished during the apartheid era. Thereafter we will do a walking tour of Langa.
The District Six Museum recalls the history of a community that was forcibly removed in the apartheid era. In 1966 the National Party government declared District Six a “white group area” and moved thousands of residents (mostly coloured and black people) to the Cape Flats, where they had few facilities or means of making a living. Nowadays, former residents and their descendants are rebuilding their memories and cultural heritage.
Langa is South Africa’s oldest township established in the 1920’s, the Urban Areas Act was passed forcing blacks to live in locations. The name Langa literally means “Sun” in Xhosa, the language which is mostly spoken amongst black South Africans in The Western Cape. The true highlight to this tour will be the hour long walk in the township where you will be able to interact with the incredibly strong people, who decided to take their future into their own hands. You will see how many people try to make a difference within their communities and that they contribute to a better future for the townships. You will also see how some people have lifted themselves from poverty and you will see how others are still trapped in poverty.
By participating in this tour you will not only help us to give back to these communities but you will get a first-hand experience of their rich culture. Get to visit the sangoma’s (traditional healers), the shebeen (local Pub) – where you can taste umqombothi (traditional South African beer made from sorghum malt, maize and yeast), an arts and crafts centre and shop at a local market.
We only use registered tour guides who actually live in the township to give you that first hand experience of township life. In using guides from the townships and through the donations we make, we are giving back into these communities.
Depart – 8:30-9:00am
Return – 12:30pm
Depart – 13:30-14:00pm
Return – 17:30pm
All tours depart from your Hotel or V&A Waterfront
Price excludes lunch and any additional activities
Tip: Wear closed shoes (No sandals)