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Sivewe Township Tours

Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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