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Sivewe Township Tours

Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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St Albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really cannot rate our visit highly enough. The experience was both very interesting and also humbling. Over the two hours we really felt like we'd been fully immersed into the township. Our guide Gladstone was amazing - he was friendly, welcoming and allowed us to ask anything, with nothing being 'too personal.' His personal insight due to being from... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A township tour was something my 21 year old son wanted to do on our first visit to Cape Town, and I am so glad he suggested it - and that we found Sivewe. This was a superb afternoon - very informative, culturally eye-opening and one that I would strongly recommend to anyone visiting Cape Town from the UK or... More

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a really good 2 hour walking tour in Langa with Chippa, our guide from Sivewe's company. Chippa picked us up at the time and place as agreed by email, and the walk in Langa was interesting and took us to meet the residents, peek into their homes (with their consent, naturally) and see a local beer house, shops,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Langa township tour was a great way to become educated about the history of one of Cape Town's oldest townships. Our guide, Gladstone, was personable and knowledgeable, and was able to answer all the questions we had as they arose. It was interesting learning how the township has grown and changed as well as why the homes are all... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were there last Feb and it was one of the best experiences in Captown. Warm people, mind refresher and the tour was great. He know everyone and showed us the township from a unique perspective. We recommend everyone to go there. Excellent, thanks.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One truly can't begin to understand South Africa until they also visit a township. Siviwe is a wonderful guide, so be sure to seek his tour. His sensitivity to people, great communication skills and his pride in the township of Langa make him an excellent tour leader and friendly companion for your visit. We first met Siviwe through the Langa... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was a great thing to do: interesting, informative and enjoyable. The guys that run this are absolute salt of the earth and obviously care about bettering the township and teaching people about the township and South Africa. Our guide, Nathi, was very knowledgeable and encouraged us to ask questions. You get a very good idea of township life and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and i booked a Langa township tour with Siviwe (Mbinda) as part of our honeymoon. We couldn't have wished for a more engaging guide than Siviwe informative, friendly and knowledgeable as you would expect for a guide that grew up and prospered in Langa. His flexibility to show us all parts of township life including the local brewing... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

After days on safari and in Camps Bay, we were grateful to witness and a different, yet invaluable and sometimes-disregarded aspect of Cape Town. Unfortunately, we found our tour rather disappointing, frustrating, and incomplete. We hope that sharing our experience will lead to better tours for others in the future. First, we were told to bring supplies to give to... More

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