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Vamos Township Tours

Address: Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
Phone Number: 072 499 7866
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Owner description: Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership (Siviwe), tour guides (Siviwe...
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Owner description: Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership (Siviwe), tour guides (Siviwe, Nathi, Gladstone, Abosh), and community involvement (Happy Feet Youth Project). Touring with Vamos is like being a guest in our neighbourhood! We live here, this is our home and you are our special guest.Our experiences too, are different. We take smaller groups on interactive walking or cycling tours around Langa. We visit friends in their homes and shacks, we hear their stories, we show you their businesses, we share traditional Xhosa beer, we smell sidewalk barbecues, (taste if you'd like), visit shebeens and spaza stores. We want to share with you, a slice of life in the townships.On weekday mornings, your tour will include a meal, usually a barbecue at the well-known Mzoli's in Guguletu. Our afternoon tours include a visit to the Happy Feet Youth Project. On Sundays, we include a visit to a Gospel Church. The unexpected thing about a tour with Vamos, is that most guests come away feeling positive and inspired. Our tours are not about poverty .... yes you will see signs of poverty, but rather our tours are about people and how they are lifting themselves out of their poverty. Positive, resilient, hopeful people who are friendly, welcoming and proud of their culture and history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This type of tour is a must if visiting South Africa. At first it was a culture shock. Such a busy and bustling community. Felt safe and confident in our guide who was friendly, talkative and seemed to know everybody. Recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Have wanted to do this every time we've been in Cape Town but were worried about feeling like voyeurs. How wrong we were. We are so very pleased we went and especially glad we did the cycle tour as meant we could go further and see more. We were lucky to have the undivided attention of Thando who was an... More 

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In a land far far away
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went on a 2 hour cycling tour of Langa Townships, with Thando as our guide. The company asked us ahead of time about bike sizing, so that they would be ready. However, the bikes were in not very good shape, and it took a while to get all 3 of us ready to go. There were no helmets, and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a wonderful time visiting the townships near Cape Town. Our tour guide Gladstone was fantastic, walking us around his home and sharing with us what life in a township is like. We really loved having the chance to interact with the people and see first hand the challenges they face and learning from them directly. We also got... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My friend and I did a 2 hour cycling tour of the Langa township. Our guide as excellent and we cycled through the township stopping at a various sites, visiting local businesses and houses. It was interest and our local guide was very knowledgable. The only thing I would say is it felt rushed at times particularly when getting the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Siviwe cheerfully picked us up from the hotel in a great new vehicle and we had fun learning Xhosa language's clicks and noises while we drove. When we started walking in Langa, we got the desired up close and personal look at the neighborhood including an amazing sit-down with the locals in the local beer hut ritual. Although the more... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I came to CapeTown 2 years ago and did a township tour with another company and it was a very good experience. As I didn't remember which company I booked last time, I decided to go with Vamos due to its very good reviews. For both of us it was a big disappointment. We first went to the arts &... More 

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Garth A, Owner at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this review

Hello Romain Thank you for your candid review. It came as a great surprise to us as 95% of our reviews have been Excellent, 98% Very Good and better. Your comments have caused us to review and take stock our systems, routes, and guiding narrative. We have had to hold up a mirror to ourselves. This has been painful ....... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

are all emotions that come to the fore after a Vamos township tour to Langa. From the moment we met Siviwe he touched emotions within all the family (ages 7 and 10) and was a great tour guide. We took a half day private tour. Half of the 3 - 4 hour trip is taken on foot as Siviwe took... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our guide, Jerry, led us through the township of Langa. He was born there and lives there. Our tour, which led is around many parts of the area, included the visit of a cultural center, where arts were on display and for sale, we visited people's homes, got to drink the local beer (out of a bucket) and were treated... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We delayed leaving Cape Town in order to do a township tour with Vamos and we are so glad that we did. Our guide Gladstone brought us to Langa where he grew up. We had a true insight into life in the township and could see first hand how it has changed over the years.Gladstone was an excellent guide and... More 

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