The Traditional healers can be found on a Cape Town Township Tour in Langa, situated in the Western Cape of SA. The locals seek advice from the Sangoma for reason such as that they cannot afford access to doctors, as the general term depicts, or trust in conventional medicine. Transport to the cities might also be too expensive, painful or scary for the ill, leading to many still preferring to call on the Sangoma for their trusted aid.

On a well-guided tour at the Langa Township you can meet up with a real Sangoma who likes to explain his impressive work.

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There are many  different reasons why people visit a Sangoma. One of the reasons why they would visit him is, for example, to cure diseases. Many people first visit the Sangoma before visiting a traditional doctor. The Sangoma teaches that conventional doctor also use medication to heal the body, and thus the too, the Sangoma, goes to the doctor if needed. The Sangoma medicine, also heals the soul and mind of the diseased much like a homeopath. Therefore, it is very popular to visit the Sangoma for happiness, love troubles or more success in business. He can give advice in everyday situations or get rid of evil magic, if you have been cursed and is also an important part of family ceremonies.

If you've had  bad luck lately, then he can free you from a curse and annoy the soul of the one that cursed you in the first place. Who doesn’t need more happiness in love or more success at work, right?

Cancer Bush (Sutherlandia frutescens)

The plant known as "Cancer bush" has always been used to treat a variety of ailments from colds and flu to diarrhea and rheumatism - and more recently to boost the immune system. In earlier years, the plant was even used against AIDS. Recent studies by the University of Stellenbosch, however, have found that the medicinal plant can be used for many diseases, but aggravates the inflammation of the central nervous system in people with AIDS. This is a typical example of a plant used by these healers.

African Potato (Hypoxis rooperi)

The dried African Potato has been native to South Africa since a time immemorial to us now. It is a bitter plant used for a variety of conditions such as diabetes mellitus, bleeding and prostate problems. Traditional healers use the African wild potato, which is cooked to tea for its medicinal properties.

If you are interested in a private township tour, please contact us, and we could make an appointment for you with a Sangoma. Depending on the problem, the healer prescribes medicinal herbs such as African potato or Cancer Bush. Unfortunately, this is not possible on the mixed group tours.


We would be happy to combine a private tour with a city tour,  visit to Table Mountain or a wine tour in the wine lands of South Africa.

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