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Sivewe Township Tours

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Address: Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 84 945 0739
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Langa 7455, Baby!

This is a singular experience when in Cape Town. It involves history and people, not spas, beaches or fine dining. One should have a little knowledge of apartheid, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a singular experience when in Cape Town. It involves history and people, not spas, beaches or fine dining. One should have a little knowledge of apartheid, and the history of white, blacks and coloureds in South Africa before going to Cape Town and this tour. Once there, you will be met and welcomed, made to feel safe, given... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was originally apprehensive about a taking a township tour-- wasn't sure if outsiders were really welcome, or if it would be completely depressing. However, I can now say that I am very happy we did the tour, and that it was a great experience. Chippa is friendly, warm and knowledgeable, having grown up and still living in Langa. Everywhere... More 

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Kwintsheul, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We booked a private tour with our two children of 15 and 14 years old. Our guide Nat was borne and raised in Langa and knew all about life in the township, but also about the people. His english was perfect, so it was very informative also for our kids. We had all the opportunities to ask questions and learn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I am a solo traveller staying in Cape Town, and I wanted to get an idea of what Township life was like. I found this company online by looking up 'Cape Town township tours' and this was the first page. I booked to do a tour, which was fine by myself and my tour guide, Chippa. He picked me up... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As a young woman travelling alone I was nervous about driving into the township of Langa for my tour and even more nervous when Siviwe informed me on my arrival that the other people on my tour had pulled out and it would just be me. He reassured me and sent me off into the township with one of his... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We did the 2 hrs walking tour on sunday morning and saw a lot of people walking to church in their finest clothes. Very nice to see! We really enjoyed the tour, felt very safe and welcome everywhere. You get a feel of what life in Langa is like. Our guide was very enthousiastic and funny. He grew up and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'll admit it - we were a bit apprehensive prior to our Township tour.. However, from the moment we met Nat, our tour guide, we felt very comfortable. He was friendly, open and knowledgeable. We spent about 2 hours on the tour, walking around a number of different areas within the Langa township. This included visiting several different houses and... More 

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

We did this on our last day in cape town, I wish we did it earlier so that we could have volunteered for a few days. The guide is wonderful and lives in Langa, great to see how the township is improving and how people are getting on with life rather than complaining. Good to also see the government helping.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a tour with a guide named Gladstone, he actually still lives in the township. Gladstone was very friendly and explains many things to us. What we appreciated was the fact that he really did his best to make us feel comfortable. For example: He advised us not to buy the art souvenirs in the beginning of the tour... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This tour was an eye-opener for me and Chippa was an excellent guide! I really liked this tour on which I could see people's houses from inside and also visit in the local school. Langa township is not just what you see when you are coming from the airport - it's much more :) I can highly recommend the tour!

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