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Sivewe Township Tours

Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have been on a township tour through Langa twice with Thando. Both times I had an excellent experience. Cape Town has many sides and to see this of the less fortunate is a humbling experience. But he took us on a tour trough the neighborhood and I never felt unsafe. He was very open and could answer every question... More

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Cape Town is a fabulous city but no visit would be complete without taking a tour of Langa township. Our excellent Arsenal supporting guide, and Langa resident, Chippo was open, informative, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw extreme contrasts within the township and learned much about how many residents survive and some thrive. Throughout our visit we felt welcome and perfectly... More

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London UK
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A small company that really delivers the goods. We found Sivewe from Tripadvisor and used them in preference to the company being pushed by the hotel - good choice. The guide who came from Langa really gave us an insight into life in the township and took us into several homes including bios own. Would recommend very highly and use... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went on a morning tour of Langa with our guide for the day, Nathi. Nathi arrived on time for our hotel pick up and we drove out to the township. He was an excellent guide - you felt like you could ask him anything, and you felt safe with him at all times. We saw lots of things in... More

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Campbell, California
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The tour we booked with Sivewe was truly unforgettable! This is something I think that everyone who visits Cape Town should experience at least once. You leave with a true understanding of the effects Apartheid has had on South Africa, but also with a sense of hope for the future of the people of Langa. With Langa Township Tours not... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came to South Africa for our honeymoon and wanted to visit townships. After doing some research we came across Siviwe Tour -local tourism of Langa Township. I planned the tour all via email and they were very prompt and responding and very accommodating to what we wanted to do on our tour. We were paired with... More

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Potomac, MD
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was one of our highlights of our two week trip to S.A. The van picked us up at our hotel. Restrooms at the community center are extremely clean. We bought artwork from the people at the center. The guide was very enthusiastic, well informed and organized. We felt very safe. We saw things and went into housing that I... More

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