Cape Town Township Half Day Shared Tour

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.

Duration 5 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Shared Tour Guide/Driver, Vehicle and Fuel
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town
  • Bottled water onboard the vehicle
  • Resident Township Tour Guide Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Guga S'thebe
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

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).

Stop At: Guga S'thebe, Washington St, Langa, Cape Town, 7455, South Africa

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).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Guguletu, Guguletu, Western Cape

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 2pm.

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at accommodation in Cape Town.Ports
  • Cape Town Cruise Ship Terminal
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Kabura Travel & Tours A Division of Kabura's Trading (Pty)Ltd

Activity ID: V-12189P19

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