Get immersed in this private 3-part tour co-hosted by multiple local changemakers!
A Side by Side tour is an adventure comprising 2+ of our hands-on experiences. Escape the tourist trap, live like a local, and make an impact. A percentage of every booking goes directly back to the changemakers we've partnered with in the form of year-end gifts: equipment, bursaries, and cash grants.
To ensure all experiences run smoothly and guests' every last need is met, an SbS guide will be by your side throughout the entire tour from pick-up to drop-off (if you add the Hotel Pickup add-on). Your guide will provide you all the background info you need to know and settle the entrance fees on your behalf.
Optionally add the Photoshoot add-on for HD pics/vids of you in action sent by the Google Drive same day.
10% Charitable Pledge
Local Tour Guide
What's Not Included
Hotel Pickup add-on — to add private transport, select a tour option including it.
Photoshoot add-on — to get HD pics/vids of you in action, select a tour option including it.
INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
ADULT: Age: 2 - 99
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Regular temperature checks for staff
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
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.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
'BLEND THE CITY'
The tour you'll be taking is called 'Blend the City.' By traveling, you meet and support entrepreneurs in Cape Town's very first township called Langa. The legacy of segregation during Apartheid has the left the city divided along racial lines to this day. By economically empowering townships and stepping into them, we integrate the city. And you also get a 'blend' of our favourite experiences.
If you only have the morning available and therefore need a half-day AM tour, please book a start time between 7-9am, and we will truncate the experiences to ensure you're dropped back off at your requested location within 4 hours after pick-up or meeting at Guga S'thebe centre in Langa.
— DISCLAIMER: Half-day AM tours exclude kids from the African Zumba experience, as they are busy schooling during the day.
Admission Ticket Free
Your tour starts off in an unconventional way... You partake in a very interactive orientation led by your guide, instead of rushing off right away. This is done right at the Langa's famous arts & culture community centre, Guga S'thebe. Rest assured, we also put aside a little time to see the facilities and buy souvenirs from the centre's vendors.
The orientation sets expectations and the vibe for the day, covers safety & conduct, teaches handshakes and greetings, and does a check-in to sense where the guests' thinking and feeling is at.
If time is very limited, or you simply prefer, a good deal of the orientation can—albeit less comfortably—be done over the course of the drive into Langa, instead of before that drive. We do, however, recommend keeping the orientation in for the optimum tour.
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