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  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town

Cape Town: Half Day Township Private Tour

Product ID: 123338
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Meet and greet the locals on our Cape Town private Township tour and learn more about the culture and heritage of this vibrant nation. Dine with them and enjoy a traditional South African Braai meal. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up included

Pickup at your hotel in and around Cape Town. Please wait at the hotel lobby/concierge desk.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a private tour of a real South African Township
  • Meet and greet the locals while dining with them and tasting their traditional meals
  • Experience South Africa like never before whilst learning about the history and heritage of this colourful nation
Full description
Guests will be picked up at their accommodation in Cape Town by a qualified tour guide/driver at 9 a.m. and drive for approximately 20 minutes to one of the city's oldest townships known to the locals as Langa (meaning ‘Sun’ in Xhosa). The township is named after a very respected chief Langalibalele, who was a renowned rainmaker who spent time in jail on Robben Island in 1873. Upon your arrival in this township, your driver will introduce you to the local site tour guide. The site guide will accompany you on a short walking tour (0.5 miles or less than a kilometer), affording opportunities to interact with locals. 

The walking portion will start at Gugasthebe, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. You will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern. Here you will learn how the local beer, Umqombothi, is brewed, and enjoy a beer tasting with locals. This will be followed by a visit to the municipal beer hall. Thereafter, you will visit the township's entrepreneurial business women who prepare barbecue (braai) meat on the streets of Langa, old and new hostels to see the transformations done by the government in order to better residents' living conditions, an area crèche, and a newer housing development. In Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional). The walking township tour will end at the public library. 

From there you will proceed in the vehicle with your tour guide/driver to explore other places of interest around the township and head to a second township called Gugulethu. Gugulethu comes from Xhosa name ‘igugu lethu’ meaning 'our pride'. Then take a drive to the area's attractions and stop for lunch at the Mzoli meat place (at your own expense). Here you will have an opportunity to eat and drink with the locals. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 15:00 p.m.
Includes
  • Private tour guide/driver
  • Private vehicle with fuel
  • Township site tour guiding fees
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in and around Cape Town
What’s Not Included
  • Meals, drinks and gratuities (optional)
  • Any item not mentioned in our inclusions
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Kabura Travel & Tours

Product ID: 123338