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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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Description: 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 must 1st start by giving Siviwe ***** 4 being extremely knowledgeable and being so patient. We were fetched 4rm The Ambassador Self Catering Apartments right on time. Being a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I must 1st start by giving Siviwe ***** 4 being extremely knowledgeable and being so patient. We were fetched 4rm The Ambassador Self Catering Apartments right on time. Being a Kzn South Africa I never knew that there was so much history and Xhosa rituals. We had so much to share and we had lovely meat at Mzoli's.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Vamos took us into Langa Township. It was an interesting and eye-opening tour led by our excellent guide Gladstone who lives in Langa himself. We visited all areas of the township from the corrugated iron shacks to the affluent houses of 'Beverly Hills'. Langa seems to be making real progress. We saw shops made from shipping containers and sheep's heads... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Really impressed by the township tour in Langa. Would definitely go back and recommend for any age group. Fantastic community spirit! Thank you.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our 2 hour walking tour of Langa was a great experience. Thando, our Guide was brilliant and very informative. It was a brilliant education for my 3 children. I would highly recommend Vamos.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

On a Friday afternoon we visited Langa with our guide Gladstone It was a true eye opener and a highlight in our visit to Cape Town Gladstone was brought up in the Township and still lives there and we visited his former home as part of the tour. Nothing was omitted, we saw the future in new homes being built,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Today I have been cycling Langa with Nathi as guide and I am very much impressed by the insights he gave me into his culture. Being German I did not know that much about townships and Nathi told me everything I needed and wanted to know. I can highly recommend this very special tour at the other side of Table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This trip was an amazing experience, one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Cape Town. Gladstone was such a good guide and if you are reading this, sorry we made you late for your next tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

a tour that you must do if you visit Cape Town..they pick you up at the hotel and that is very easy..Langa is a confrontation with our way of living in Europe..we went on a friday afternoon and that is a perfect moment..school is finished and there is a weekend vibe ..a lot of animation on the streets..the guide was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

At first we were apprehensive but were met with genuine kindness affection and patience from our hosts the people of Langa, and our guide Siviwe. Firstly, Siviwe, who grow up in Langa, is inspirational, informative and clearly loved by his friends in the township and even more so by the children who walk with him having heard his voice from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Was on A 2 hour bicycle trip around the Langa township. Our trip was guided by Thando, who was very knowing and very decided about his Way of dealing with visitors in Langa. It was with dignity and A smile that he showed us around. I Can only recommend!

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