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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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Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership...

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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I'm a South African who has visited Cape Town on numerous occasions, but this is the first time I decided to do a township tour, because I had a foreign visitor. I think it is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Durban, South Africa

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 hour cycling tour with Thando. Because we went by bike we got a real close encounter with the township of Langa. It felt weird to take pictures of people who have it tough. On the other hand, thanks to the tours you get a change to help those people. The money is reinvested in Langa +... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a South African who has visited Cape Town on numerous occasions, but this is the first time I decided to do a township tour, because I had a foreign visitor. I think it is an important part of a trip to South Africa for anyone who really wants to understand the country, to go into the townships and see... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Siviwe was an awesome tour guide. He was very insightful with his experience growing up in the township, how it's changing, what's good, what's bad, etc. I enjoyed walking through the township and seeing how the people live. The beer shop was very interesting. The braai lunch was excellent! Highly recommended.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off I'd like to say how happy I am that I decided to visit Langa, and experience a whole different culture and environment from the glam of Camps Bay where I had been staying. My guide was Gladstone, he was very knowledgeable about Langa and its history, as he still lives in the township. He took us to the... More 

Thank Kayla_maree92
Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I did a walking tour with Thando (a local guy who grew up and still lives in Langa). After visiting the Visitor Centre in Langa, Thando guided us through different parts of Langa, showed many types of township houses, explained and answered a lot of our questions and made us feel welcome at any time! He is... More 

Thank Medina P
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We did the morning tour of Langa township with Siview and had a really interesting, informative morning. We weren't sure what to expect but Siview was so interesting telling us stories of how the townships operate and the inhabitant's attitudes to such tours and how they aim to work their way to a better quality of life. We were a... More 

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

Husband and I went on this tour while honeymooning in South Africa. What an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Gladstone or "Bhekisisa" as is his birth name was such a great guy! He definitely knows the township as he grew up there and everyone also know him (super popular)! I would definitely recommend him and this operator for this township... More 

Thank Valentina M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Our awesome guide Thando took us for a walking tour of the Langa township. It was very informative and exposed us to an aspect of South African life we knew existed but never encountered first-hand. I think a South African experience can't be complete without this tour, exposing us to the way people lead their lives. Thando showed us many... More 

Thank Roy R
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My friend and I did the cycling tour with Thando. We loved every minute of it! He was a great guide and taught us a lot about life in the township and the history of South Africa. It was amazing to have the opportunity to go into people's homes including Thando's. Truly an incredible experience and a great company!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My kids, ages 15 and 12, and I did the bicycle tour with Thando. It was a great experience for us. Our guide Thando was funny and kind. He took us into peoples homes including his own to give us the full experience of what life in a township is about. My children enjoyed learning about the history of South... More 

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