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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
Type: Tours
Owner description: Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership (Siviwe), tour guides (Siviwe, Nathi, Gladstone, Abosh), and community... more » 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. « less
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our tour guide Thando started the tour by saying we were his friends and visitors - rather than tourists - which really summed up the hospitality of Langa. Thando was very humble and knowledgable. He gave us a brief history before taking us to the different classes within Langa. The tour certainly opened our eyes to the sense of community... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Booked this tour at short notice having read the great review on TripAdvisor. Our bicycle tour was organised lead by Thando - what a lovely guy. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Langa Township, its people, its problems and its future. He was positive and optomistic, and we really enjoyed the tour. Thando also helped us get a... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We wanted to take a township tour that would help us understand what the townships were really about, rather than a "drive-through" tour. Gladstone did not disappoint. He started by saying that we could ask anything we liked, and he would take nothing personally. As we walked through Langa with him our first impression was obviously of poverty but, as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

During our 12-day trip to South Africa (from California), our family wanted to see more than animals and scenery. We had heard about opportunities to visit Langa Township during our stay in Cape Town, so we asked our South African travel consultant, WWS, and they put us in touch with Vamos Tours. We feel fortunate that our tour was led... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Thando, our guide gave us a great tour which we took by bike. This is a great way to see the township Langa since by bike you can cover a large part of Langa. Thando made us understand how the township functions and learned us that it is not only the challenging housing you see along the highway but that... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Langa township on an afternoon tour which included a trip to meet the kids and watch them perform at the Happy Feet Project. Our guide Gladstone was great, very informative and accommodating of our needs. We got to meet the local people, stopping to speak to them on the street in their homes and even in their... More

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