Street Art & Township Tour

Cape Town Township Tour

Price:

Private tours range from R990 – R1850pp depending on group size
For large groups (9+ pax) please enquire with us directly for pricing

Length:

5-6hrs

Pick Up Time:

10:00am

Pick Up Point:

Yours Truly Cafe, 73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001

Cape Town Township Tour

Price:

Private tours range from R990 – R1850pp depending on group size

Length:

5-6hrs

Pick Up Time:

10:00am

Pick Up Point:

Yours Truly Cafe, 73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001

Tour Highlights

This Cape Town township tour will lead you by foot and vehicle through one of the most colourful and oldest suburbs of Cape Town – Langa. You’ll have the opportunity to engage and understand the socio-economic impact of the Apartheid Regime on such communities.

Tour Highlights

This Cape Town township tour will lead you by foot and vehicle through one of the most colourful and oldest suburbs of Cape Town – Langa. You’ll have the opportunity to engage and understand the socio-economic impact of the Apartheid Regime on such communities.

Tour Inclusions

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Local guide & transport

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Street art walk

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Traditional ‘Chesa Nyama’ (BBQ) lunch

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Xhosa music experience

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Traditional beer tasting

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Langa Pass Museum

* Please note any additional food and drink purchases, not mentioned above, as well as gratuities are not included in the price. There are also arts & crafts available for purchase

Township Definition

In South Africa, the term township generally refers to the often underdeveloped and segregated urban areas. From the late 19th century until 1994 (when Apartheid was abolished), forced removals of non-whites from city areas to periphery areas occurred. Townships were usually built on the periphery of many towns and cities all around South Africa and were developed informally by the residents forcibly relocated.

People are often conflicted about visiting townships as they are commonly misunderstood. Our local guide, Thulani (AKA the Mayor of Langa) will change this for you – he knows his neighbourhood better than most.

Township Definition

In South Africa, the term township generally refers to the often underdeveloped and segregated urban areas. From the late 19th century until 1994 (when Apartheid was abolished), forced removals of non-whites from city areas to periphery areas occurred. Townships were usually built on the periphery of many towns and cities all around South Africa and were developed informally by the residents forcibly relocated.

People are often conflicted about visiting townships as they are commonly misunderstood. Our local guide, Thulani (AKA the Mayor of Langa) will change this for you – he knows his neighbourhood better than most.

More Tour Details

This township tour delves into the African culture through street art, food, music and crafts. Feel good that your money is well spent on products and services in this ever-developing community!

The street art scene has exploded in Langa. The colourful murals tell powerful stories and provide a voice for the people. Through art, expression is encouraged and people are heard. For the first stop, Thulani begins to paint a picture of the significant history of Langa during the struggle of black oppression. Many murals pay tribute to significant Langa residents, such as Temba Bavuma; the first black South African cricketer to score a century in a test match.

Next stop, check out the locally made arts and crafts at the Langa community centre and see where all the action happens. Have a coffee at Langa’s most well-known cafe or browse through the art on offer!

The Passbook Museum is next on the list. During the Apartheid era, coloured or black South Africans were forced to carry passbooks when working or traveling through ‘white-only areas’. Afterwards, enjoy a local music performance from a famous Langa musician who now uses his music as a form of therapy for traumatised patients.

For the last stop, a traditional Chesa Nyama (BBQ) lunch is served. Expect lamb chops, boerewors (sausage), pap (maize), chakalaka (spicy vegetable relish), samp, beans and spinach (vegetarian friendly!). For those brave enough, try a traditional Xhosa delicacy called a ‘Smiley’ AKA lambs head. To end the day, indulge in a traditional sorghum beer tasting. Sample a popular Xhosa-style beer made by local residents using a special type of grain.

The Passbook Museum is next on the list. During the Apartheid era, coloured or black South Africans were forced to carry passbooks when working or traveling through ‘white-only areas’. Afterwards, enjoy a local music performance from a famous Langa musician who now uses his music as a form of therapy for traumatised patients.

For the last stop, a traditional Chesa Nyama (BBQ) lunch is served. Expect lamb chops, boerewors (sausage), pap (maize), chakalaka (spicy vegetable relish), samp, beans and spinach (vegetarian friendly!). For those brave enough, try a traditional Xhosa delicacy called a ‘Smiley’ AKA lambs head. To end the day, indulge in a traditional sorghum beer tasting. Sample a popular Xhosa-style beer made by local residents using a special type of grain.