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Sivewe Township Tours

Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
+27 (0) 84 945 0739
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was one of the best experiences I have had in South Africa so far. Having lived in the country for almost a year I thought I already knew about life in a township. However, with his insightful, humble and detailed descriptions of life in Langa, Nati (our guide) certainly proved me wrong. This is a wonderful tour that highlights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had a tour with guide, Gladstone who grew up and currently lives in the township. Gladstone told us "no question was too personal". Got a great perspective of life and history of townships.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

we wanted to have a township tour - so the kids will see the real life in south africa - but almost gave it up when the tourist information sent us to a four hours tour, for almost 500 rans pp. then we heard about this tout - two hours, 200 rand pp, only in langa. we were so lucky... More

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Ravenna
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The guide took us around Langa township and professionally explained the conditions of living in upper middle and lower classes. It was one of the best experiences we did in South Africa so we warmly recommend it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tando guided us on this visit to Langa, and did an excellent job. We saw what life is like in the townships and shanty towns that you see around nearly every South African town. The level of material prosperity is low, and by UK standards much of the living conditions are very poor. However the community spirit appears to be... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited Langa with Siviwe tours and it was one of the most interesting things during our stay in South Africa. Nathie our guide showed us the township by a very real way, from his own experience. His explanations were really revealing and he was extremely nice. We could see some places of the daily life in the township and... More

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've literally just returned from a tour and I had to write a review immediately because we're so overwhelmed with how brilliant it was. We were conscious that we wanted to respect and celebrate a huge part of the culture of SA and so were looking for a township tour which allowed us to do so and we definitely found... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It would be difficult to gain an understanding of Cape Town without a tour of a township. Our tour of Langa Township was one of the highlights of our trip to Africa. Our guide, Siviwe quickly established rapport by teaching us some of the clicking sounds of his Xhosa language. Siviwe explained a lot of the culture of the township,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This visit to Langa has been the highlight of my time in Cape Town. An excellent personable guide, showing us the 'real' South Africa, displacing the first impressions, the stereotypes, and helping us to understand and appreciate how the township life works. Seeing the sight of the shanty towns as I first arrived in this city, the impression that made,... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I visited South Africa this past September/October, and our Langa tour was definitely one of the many highlights. Our guide, Gladstone, was terrific: friendly, informative, and genuine. We learned a lot about the history, present, and future of Langa, and even got a Xhosa primer. A great tour, and we’d definitely recommend it.

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