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Cape Town: Township Cycling Tour

Product ID: 125786
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This award-winning bicycle township tour in Masiphumelele provides guests with the opportunity to meet and interact with the local community from their bicycle seat.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Join a local township guide on a bike tour
  • Dance with the Sangoma's (traditional healers)
  • Taste traditional African food in the home of a local or at a restaurant
  • Experience the authentic urban township culture in South Africa
  • Support the Songezo cycling academy and Masicorp non-profit organisation
Full description
The Bicycle Township Tour departs from Masicorp Chasmay Road Campus, and will make a visit to BEN (the Bicycling Empowerment Network). This is a non-profit bicycle organization that imports second-hand bikes, trains bike mechanics and assists entrepreneurs to operate bicycle shops in different communities. 

A local guide will take you around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. During school time, you will visit a local crèche where the teachers work under very difficult circumstances. Part of the tour proceeds go towards the betterment of their facilities.

A highlight of the tour is to visit a Sangoma (traditional healer) who performs interactive dancing and drumming. For lunch, you will either visit an African restaurant or a local lady's home who regularly hosts the tourist groups and makes an authentic African tea or lunch.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Bike hire & helmet
  • African lunch
  • Sangoma visit
  • Donations to Masivelani crèche
What’s Not Included
  • Transport (can be arranged on request)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Chasmay Road Campus, MasiCorp Head office

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • High-heeled shoes
Know before you go
• 10% of all tour proceeds go directly to Masicorp - a non-profit organization
• Please don't give any sweets or treats to the children as the local partner prefers to work with registered charities
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
5.0/5
Safety
5.0/5

Organized by

AWOL Tours

Product ID: 125786