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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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A great experience.

Siviwe was our wonderful guide while visiting Langa township. I was hesitant to tour a township (fearing it would feel voyeuristic or intrusive) but I am so glad we did it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Siviwe was our wonderful guide while visiting Langa township. I was hesitant to tour a township (fearing it would feel voyeuristic or intrusive) but I am so glad we did it. Instead we found the tour informative and inspirational. I can't express enough how impressed we are with Siviwe. The tour felt like hanging out with a friend. He is... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

You should support these local entrepreneurs and venture into Langa and see the reality: Langa is most probably the safest Township in Cape Town and the tour in done by bicycle which allows you to stop-and-go at your own pace. There are many town-ship tours similar in Cape Town, but the professionalism and honesty of Siviwe and his companions have... More 

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

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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Address: Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
Phone Number: 072 499 7866
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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