Afternoon Township Tour incl. Transfer
- About 4 hours
Join us as we explore the daily lives and culture of the Xhosa people living in townships. In Langa, the streets are the lifeblood of our community. It is in the streets that our kids play soccer, where we trade, walk and talk, where boys and girls meet, where we show off our new clothes and our new cars.
We specialise in creating township experiences that are uplifting, inspirational and eco-friendly. Join Vamos as we explore the daily lives and culture of the Xhosa people of Cape Town. We’ll take you through some of the older migrant labour hostels, shacks and shanties, and the middle class area known as “Beverley Hills”.
This is not a “Big Five – Game Drive” experience. We will walk and talk, interact and exchange stories. We’re proud of who we are, we’re grasping the opportunities presented by new South Africa. By being a guest in our township, you’re contributing to our growth and development! Many guests want to bring gifts for the township kids. We do not encourage giving anything to the kids whilst the tours are underway that may encourage a culture of begging. Especially not candies, sweets or sodas! We welcome any donations of clothing, educational toys, food which will be distributed by your guide amongst kids at our supported charity, Happy Feet.
Our luxury air-conditioned touring minivans have a maximum capacity of 8 persons. We need a minimum of 2 persons for a tour to take place. We then drive to Langa township where our first stop is at the Guga S'Thebe Cultural Centre. After an introduction and visiting some of the craft workshops, we commence the most significant part of your experience which is the Vamos walking tour of the streets, alleys, homes and shacks of Langa.
By this time the streets will be full of children returning from school. Now we head for the fun part of your tour which a visit to the Happy Feet Youth Project, an NGO founded and run by Siviwe Mbinda and his tour guide colleagues in 2007.
Good to know
- This tour runs on a minimum of 2 guests
- The walking tour is more like a stroll with many stops.
- Please leave valuables at your hotel/boot of locked car.
- Use cell phone camera rather than valuable photographic equipment
- Pick up and drop off at your CPT Hotel
- Local Township guide
- Visit to Happy Feet Youth Project
- An open heart and open mind.
- Walking shoes
- Clothing based on weather
Strict Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 7 days before arrival.
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