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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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Please take this visit !

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... read more

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

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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After serious doubts before booking whether to do a guided Township Tour or not, my family and me ended up more than happy having visited the Townships with our guide Siviwe. He was very motivated and answered all our questions patiently and a wide knowledge. We learned that the townships definitely form an important part of African culture and society... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We took our 4 children (19, 16, 13 and 10) on this tour and would definitely recommend it. Our guide Gerry was friendly, informative and gave us a great insight in to life in Langa. Loved the education centre and bought some great sand art which will always remind us of our great trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

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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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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