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  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. District Six

Cape Town Townships and Langa Gospel Tour

Product ID: 43579
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Visit the Langa Baptist Church on a 3.5-hour township tour of Cape Town and marvel at the African-style gospel singing and dancing. Help support local businesses and share jokes with the local communities.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup is available from hotels in Cape town city center and waterfront areas on the Atlantic seaboard, including Camps Bay. Pickups in front of Victoria and Alfred hotel will be at 8:30 AM, and pickups at Cape Town Tourism on Burg Street will be at 9:00 AM. The vehicles will have the local supplier's name on in green bold letters.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historic site of District Six
  • Enjoy African gospel singing and dancing at Langa Baptist Church
  • Go on a walking tour through the Langa suburb
  • Drive through the townships of Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu
Full description
Attend Sunday morning worship at the Langa Baptist Church, where more than 350 people congregate to sing traditional songs of praise, such as Uyinkosi Yamakhosi. Visit the District Six neighborhood and learn how thousands of people were evicted during apartheid.

Get a warm welcome from the congregation as they sing, dance, beat drums and clap hands, and experience the true spirit of township life. Then, pass many small businesses, including herbalists, traditional healers, and barber shops on a walk through the suburb.

See where the residents of Langa live, and compare the old cramped hostels with the new developments the government is building. Get introduced to the friends and neighbors of your guide, and share jokes with members of the community.

End with a visit to the Joe Slovo informal settlement, and then drive through the townships of Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu to experience their dynamic vibe.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour runs every Sunday morning, providing there is a minimum of 2 people attending. It usually lasts about 4 hours in total
• You can combine the tour with a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon or lunch in a township restaurant
• Bring small change for donations and to purchase small arts and crafts in support of the small businesses of the township communities
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 28 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

Camissa Travel and Marketing

Product ID: 43579