A township evening tour in Cape Town is a special experience. Township Tours are a must if you are vacationing in South Africa, and want to explore the other side of life on the foothills of Table Mountain. These adventure tours should not be missed since you will be rewarded with a better understanding of Cape Town’s history and South African culture.

Evening Tour Cape Township Tours

South Africa Night Tours in Langa

Evening Tour Townships

 

Prices: from 780 Rand per person – valid until 30.09.

Collection: estimated 19:00

Return at your accommodation: estimated 22:30

Highlight of the tour:

  • Contact with the locals
  • Langa
  • Welcome drinks at the Shebeen with traditional beer
  • Home visit and traditional dinner with a local family
  • Be entertained by local music
  • Short visit in Khayelitsha
  • WiFi in the vehicle (not always signal)

These tours take you to some of Cape Town's thriving townships such as Langa and Khayelitsha. You will also have the opportunity to see and taste local delicacies as well as traditional dances, healers, shebeens and many other fascinating things. The people you meet on a township tour will familiarize you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of 'Ubuntu' as you will get an insight into the daily life in the townships.

Some interesting stories and facts about townships in the Cape include the following:

Langa is one of the thriving townships of Cape Town founded in the days of Apartheid, after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele, a famous rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. Nelson Mandela also lived in the Robben Island jail for a long time and worked as a prisoner in the quarry with the number 46665.

Khayelitsha - New Home

Khayelitsha is the fastest growing town on the Cape Peninsula and is located on the Cape Flats along the N2 motorway. The name is Xhosa for "New Home", which was created during its founding in the apartheid years.

It was founded in 1985 and many inhabitants of District Six and other areas were forcibly removed by the old apartheid government and relocated here without question. Today Khayelitsha has an estimated population of about 407,000.

The name '' Shebeen '' is a traditional business and brewery. Here you have the opportunity to try traditional beer. Later you can enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in Khayelitsha followed by local music and of course some dancing. The local pubs bring a different side to life - with South African beer, braai (BBQ) and a strong sense of community. Sheep heads which are a delicacy here are also grilled. Despite the troubled and tragic history of the settlements, the residential areas still have a strong sense of culture, with a vibrant community atmosphere and plenty of food, entertainment, enterprise and dance. Many municipal art projects can be found along the townships, with handicrafts such as embroidery, weaving, cement figures and original wire products. Almost every wire frame is its own work of art. Fabric remnants are used to make colourful dolls or other household items.

Included:

  • Registered tour guide
  • Pick-up and return at your hotel or guesthouse in Cape Town
  • Transport in an airconditioned vehicle
  • Welcome drinks
  • Light Dinner

Not included:

  • Extra drinks
  • GENERAL INFORMATION AND TERMS OF SALE
  • In case of a no-show, the full cancellation fees apply
  • You can cancel up to 24 hours prior to your tour
  • Not available on December 25th, 31st and January 1st
  • General information and conditions of transport prices
  • Routes, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and are subject to change without notice
  • Departure and arrival times are approximate. Delays usually arise only if not every guest is punctual!
  • All our vehicles and passengers are insured, but not against theft!
  • All tours have a minimum of 2 passengers
  • Personal items, luggage, cameras, watches are carried at your own risk.
  • Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept secure at all times.
  • All times given are approximate and depend on weather and traffic.
  • Timing may change without notice.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Your Cape Town Township Tours Team

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