Cape Township Tour
Morning: Depart 08h00 – 09h00 | Return 12h30
Afternoon: Depart 13h00 – 14h00 | Return 17h30
Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take you from the legendary District Six area, to some of Cape Town’s thriving townships such as Langa and Khayelitsha . You will also have the chance to enjoy local delicacies as well as traditional dancing, healers, visit local schools, charismatic churches, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town.
Cape Township Tour Highlights
- District Six, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)
- Community school
- Shebeen (option to taste traditional beer)
- Khayelitsha (largest township)
- Meet local entrepreneurs
- Charismatic church service (only on Sundays)
Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town.
- Registered Tour Guide
- Transport In Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Welcome Drinks
Township Tour Route Map
What to Expect on Cape Township Tours
- The former residential area of District Six is one of the most famous apartheid areas. Once a thriving neighbourhood, the area was abandoned when the apartheid government conducted forced removals of up to 60,000 people in the 1970s. The District Six Museum offers a colourful history into the area as it once was, as well as the apartheid years and the area’s downfall, and is a popular highlight of Townships Tours in Cape Town.
- Khayelitsha is the fastest growing township in the Cape, and is located on the Cape Flats along the N2 highway. The name is Xhosa for ‘new home’, which was derived during its formation in the apartheid years. Established in 1985, many residents from District Six and other areas were forcibly removed by the government and relocated to this township. Today, Khayelitsha has an estimated population of about 406,779 residents.
- Langa is another of Cape Town’s thriving townships, and was also formed in the apartheid days after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele – a chief and renowned rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. One of the highlights on this township tour is a visit to one of the area’s famous charismatic churches – something that is sure to leave you enthralled!
- A Shebeen is a traditional pub and brewery in the Township. You will have the option to taste traditional beer here, and maybe meet a local or two..
- Township entrepreneurs such as tailors, barber shops, art workshops and little markets are everywhere in the Township. You will see a lot of them and you will have the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs.
- Every Sunday, there is a charismatic church service that is an experience you will be sure to remember.
Explore the rich diversity and history of Cape Town townships – contact us today to book your Cape Township Tour!
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