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Vamos Township Tours

Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
072 499 7866
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

When booking an trip to Cape Town, I have to admit a township tour wasn't on our list of things to do. But a friend said we had to...and now we have, we'd wholeheartedly agree. Our guide Nathi was from the township, knew everyone and everything, and it felt inclusive and interesting. We did a two hour bicycle tour, saw... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

"Respect" said one of our fellow participants when he came into the house that Gladstone, our tour guide, showed us. Respect for all the people who live in the township and make their living here, go to school and maybe go to university. Respect for keeping the great spirit that we could feel exists in Langa. This tour was an... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Deep Impressions from a Part of (real)South African Life. It is not everytime easy to handle all the Things what you will See, but i will never forget this Tour! Thank you so much Mr.Thando for Showing us a Part of your Life. L.O.V.E

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Siviwe was our guide, we took the half day tour which took us into Langa Township. Honestly, we were worrying slightly about what we were going to see. However, from the beginning Siviwe put us at ease with his friendly personable style and and sense of humour. Picked up from the Waterfront, we went straight to Langa, first port of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for this interesting insite in Langa. And thanks Thando as a tourguide, you are the best! Cheers Daniel Amsterdam

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are visiting Cape Town you really must make time to see one of the townships. We chose to do a cycle tour through Langa and our tour guide was the lovely Thando. We started off at the visitor centre where we saw pottery being made and other crafts and then headed out on our bikes for a look... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was one of the best experiences of my life. I highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone, no matter where you come from. It was such a humbling experience that I will never forget. The people of the township were so welcoming and positive. Siviwe our tour guide was absolutely fantastic and I want to bring my family... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I took the half day township tour and really enjoyed it. Gladstone our guide was incredible. He lives in the main township (Langa) that we visited and was very open about life and experiences in the township. We toured a township museum, visited a house, classroom and walked/drove though the township. We had lunch at Mzoli's Meat... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We'd researched many companies go on a Township tour. Vamos came out best as it was well reviewed and seemed to be based in Langa, used Langa guides and supported the Langa community. All this is true, we had a great time, our guide was Gladstone who brought Langa to life for us, even showing us the floor that he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've went on numerous tours all over the world some are not worth it, this was breathtaking. Siviwe was our guide, he is a very knowledgeable and a proud person. From the moment he collected us he tried to involve us by trying to speak their native tongue, gave a brief history of Langa and current economic and social issues... More 

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