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Township tours in Cape Town are a must for anyone wanting to discover the other side of life in Cape Town. These tours take you from the legendary District Six, to some of Cape Town's thriving township such as Langa, where you will learn about the Dutch and British rule of the Cape, slavery, Apartheid, freedom and democracy. You will also have the chance to enjoy local cuisine as well as traditional healers, visit local schools, vibrant churches, shebeens and many other fascinating things to see and do. The people you meet on your township tour will leave you with a new admiration of the South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, meaning a person is a person through other people, as they share a bit of insight into daily life in the townships of Cape Town. District Six

The former residential area of District Six is one of the most famous Apartheid areas – once a thriving neighbourhood, the area was deserted after Apartheid government regulated forced removals of up to 60 000 people in the 1970s. The District Six Museum offers a colourful history into the area as it once was, and a monument to preserve the memories of the thousands of people previously living there, as well as the Apartheid years and the area’s downfall. (30min)


Langa is one of Cape Town’s thriving townships, and was also established in the Apartheid days after thousands of residents from other areas were forcibly relocated. The area was named after Langalibalele - a chief and renowned rainmaker who was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. One of the highlights on this township tour is a visit to one of the area’s famous charismatic churches – something that is sure to leave you enthralled! (sundays Only) (45min)


Township entrepreneurs such as tailors, barber shops and little markets are everywhere in the township. You will have the opportunity to take some African souvenirs home with you. (15)

Have a beer at a shebeen

A shebeen is a traditional pub and brewery, or informal beer house, in the township. Locals will make you feel most welcome and you will have the option to taste traditional beer. (20min)


Every Sunday there is a vibrant and colourful church service (30min)

Despite the tragic and often troubled history of Cape Town’s townships and informal settlements, the areas still retain a strong sense of culture, with a vibrant community atmosphere and plenty of food, entertainment and enterprise. Many community arts projects can be found along the townships, with crafts such as beading, weaving, wire goods and fabric making all to be discovered. The ever-present local shebeens offer another side to life – with South African beer, braais and a strong sense of community to be enjoyed. Township tours are sure to leave you with a better understanding of Cape Town’s history and cultures, making these not to be missed.

- This is a half-day tour of the townships and you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. -


Visit the vibrant township previously under the Apartheid regime - Langa, and discover the philosophy of Ubuntu. Learn about the forced removal of 60 000 inhabitants in District Six and its previous colourful history. Interact with township entrepreneurs, learn about their ways of life, and taste traditional beer at a local Shebeen! - Daily tours -

Morning: 08:00~09:00 - 12:30

Afternoon: 13:00~14:00 - 17:30



4 hours 30 minutes


Seven days, year-round, subject to availability No Township tours on Sunday afternoons


We will collect you from your hotel or guesthouse. Please enter your address when making your reservation.


No weather restrictions

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Pick up and drop off at hotel Transport in air-conditioned vehicle Professional local guide Earphones to hear the guide clearly Welcome traditional beer


Extra drinks


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