Cape Town Township Half Day Shared Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join this 5-hour shared tour of Langa and Gugulethu, two Cape Town-area townships, led by a local resident guide. Take a step into the culture of the Xhosa community in South Africa and experience their lifestyle and traditions. This is a unique walking tour alongside an experienced local township tour guide who will share stories of history and culture in this diverse community. Optional opportunity to stop for a Braai (BBQ) lunch (own account) at Mzoli Meat Market and dine with the locals.

What's Included

Bottled water onboard the vehicle

Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town

Resident Township Tour Guide Fees

Shared Tour Guide/Driver, Vehicle and Fuel

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Cape Town Central
You will be collected from your Cape Town area hotel or guest house at approximately 09H00 and driven for approximately 20-minutes to one of the city's oldest townships known to the locals as Langa (meaning ‘Sun’ in Xhosa).

• Admission Ticket Free

Upon arrival in this township, your guide/driver will introduce you to the local resident tour guide. The local 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, a tourist information center, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. Then, you will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern, where you will learn how the local beer, called.

Afterward, you'll visit the township's entrepreneurial businesswomen 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. In the Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Then, you'll board the vehicle to explore other places of interest around the township before heading to a second township called Gugulethu, known to the locals as 'Gugs'. Gugulethu comes from Xhosa name ‘igugu lethu’ meaning 'our pride'. It was established in 1960 because Langa was overcrowded. The tour will drive to area 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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