The vibrant and spirited lives of the South African people are something that cannot be missed if you are to fully experience your visit to the Cape Town area. Townships surrounding the city offer a first-hand look at this unique and diverse population.
To fully experience these areas, take a one to two hour tour of Langa, the oldest township in South Africa. Or visit Khayelitsha, the second largest township area. Tours are usually led by an area resident. They showcase the local industry and community projects. Smaller tours are also available at Mandela Park, near Hout Bay.
For the best experience, use one of the many tour companies, which include as part of the tour transportation to and from the township. Do plan to visit a ‘shebeen’ (bar) as part of your experience!
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