Evening tours -
- Langa (oldest formal township)
- Welcome drinks at shebeen with traditional beer
- Home visit and traditional dinner with local family
- Be entertained by local music
- Khayelitsha (largest township)
- Socialise with residents
- Wi-Fi on board
Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and Khayelitsha . You will also have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town.
Some interesting history and facts about townships in the Cape include the following:
- Drive tour in Langa, one of the Cape Town’s thriving townships, which was formed in the Apartheid days after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele - a chief and renowned rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government.
- Khayelitsha is the fastest growing township in the Cape, and is located on the Cape Flats along the N2 highway. The name is Xhosa for ‘New Home’, which was derived during its formation in the Apartheid years. Established in 1985, many residents from District Six and other areas were forcibly removed by the government and relocated to this township. Today, Khayelitsha has an estimated population of about 406,779 residents.
- Shebeen is a traditional pub and brewery in the township. You will have the option to taste traditional beer.
- Delicious traditional dinner in Khayelitsha entertained with dance and music.
Despite the tragic and often troubled history of Cape Town’s townships and informal settlements, the areas still retain a strong sense of culture, with a vibrant community atmosphere and plenty of food, entertainment and enterprise. Many community arts projects can be found along the townships, with crafts such as beading, weaving, wire goods and fabric making all to be found. The ever-present local shebeens offer another side to life – with South African beer, braais and a strong sense of community to be enjoyed.
Township tours are sure to leave you with a better understanding of Cape Town’s history and cultures, making these not to be missed.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town.
- registered tour guide
- transport in air-conditioned vehicle
- welcome drinks
- extra drinks
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITION OF SALES
- In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
- You can cancel until 24 hours before your tours.
- Not available on the 25th & 31 st of December as well as 1st of January
- General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
- Tour departure and arrival are approximate
- German, French, Spanish as well as other foreign language guides are available on request
- All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
- All tours are subject to minimum 2 of passengers
- Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
- Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all time
- Timings are approximate and depend on weather and traffic