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

Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Product ID: 12503
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Experience the multicultural and exciting District Six from the local's perspectives. Have the chance to meet and chat with local entrepreneurs and townsfolk on your day visiting South Africa's most historic townships.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your accommodation in Cape Town
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rich cultural life of township life
  • Visit the museum at District Six to get a deeper understanding of this historic city
  • Chat with the locals in Khayelithsa, the largest and fastest growing South African Township
  • Have the chance to taste the traditional beer of the region
Full description
Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. During your time together, you will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear their personal stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life.

The day either begins at 08.00 or at 13.00, returning approximately four-and-a-half hours later. You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came.

After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here we move onto Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer! How can you turn down a beer with the locals?

Finally we move to Khayelitsha - the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa today. Its local name is Xhosa, which means New Home. Here you will get to meet with some of the township entrepreneurs who are breathing new life in to these historic towns.

If you're fortunate enough to be with us on a Sunday, we'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships! It's truly an experience not to be missed!
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Optional traditional Beer tasting
• Please be aware the starting time is indicative and depends on your accommodation. The exact time will be communicated the day prior to excursion
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African Eagle Daytours

Product ID: 12503