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More about Township Experience

Townships are the communities in which most of the diverse South African population lives. Stemming out of the oppressive era of Apartheid, when residents of color were prohibited from living within the suburbs, townships earned the reputation of being poverty-stricken areas where clean amenities and facilities were lacking. However, over the past few years, townships have emerged from these challenges as a culture-rich environment, home to a large spectrum of this Rainbow Nation.

Most of the townships, particularly in Port Elizabeth, are still made up largely of shacks – homes made by the inhabitants out of corrugated iron, wooden pallets, even paper, and cardboard. Clearly, there remain economic challenges within these areas, which are usually located on the outskirts of a city’s commercial and suburban center.

Despite various challenges, any visitor to the South African townships will notice the vibrant spirit that permeates their homes and residents. This sense of community is commonly referred to as “Ubuntu”. Port Elizabeth’s extensive townships are no exception.

Join us in experiencing these cultural hotspots and see how millions of South Africans live.

This is truly an unforgettable experience.

What people say

We had an absolutely fantastic day on our township tour. Our guides were brilliant and so friendly. ...  -  Carly Bewick .



3 hours 30 minutes


All year around


Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)


This service is weather dependent.

What to Wear:

Be prepared for all weather conditions

Things to bring:

- Camera - Sunscreen - Hat - Sunglasses

Guests or Spectators:

A member of our team will contact you the day before your tour to confirm the exact pick up time and guide details. Please feel free to contact us on WhatsApp (+27606302633).

Experience Level:

Inclusions & Exclusions


- Pick up & drop off from your accommodation establishment. - Local guide - Lunch


Guide Gratuities

Opinions On Township Experience

What the locals say about Township Experience.

Carly Bewick

We had an absolutely fantastic day on our township tour. Our guides were brilliant and so friendly. We met some lovely people and enjoyed visiting a local butcher for our lunch, which was cooked at a communal brai area. A really great insight into township life and one we are so glad we did during our visit to South Africa. I would really recommend adding this to any trip.

Kuriger Markus

Very interesting. Zanemvula was bringing me life in a township closer and showed me also different projects. Thanks for this expierence

Nicole Anderhalden

Die Tour war grossartig und sehr eindrucklich. Wir wurden von einem sehr freundlichen, kompetenten Guide begleitet, fuhlten uns sehr wohl und sicher. Sehr zu empfehlen!

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