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Address: Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 84 945 0739
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A more holistic view of South Africa

What an eye opener, which squashed our preconceived ideas as to township life. Having driven to the outskirts of Langa ourselves, we were met by Nati, a local born and bred who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What an eye opener, which squashed our preconceived ideas as to township life. Having driven to the outskirts of Langa ourselves, we were met by Nati, a local born and bred who took us to Langa's visitor centre where we were able to leave our car safely and take a look at some of the many projects enabling young people... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My first stop on a solo trip through Africa brought me to Cape Town; I was looking to do something a bit raw and that went deeper than a standard city tour, and after some research decided on Sivewe Township tours, as the majority of the feedback was great and also because it was run by locals who grew up... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have been to Cape Town many times as my wife is originally from there and her Mother is still living there. However, I wanted to show our teenage daughters that there is more to South Africa than beaches, cheap shopping and big houses. We arranged to be picked up from our hotel and were treated to a two hour... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had the privilege of spending the afternoon Siviwe, a native of this Township, as he took us on a 90 minute tour of Langa. This tour company is small, privately owned and operated and managed wholly by the people who grew up in this community. We learned about the history, the survival of the people, the impact of the... More 

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

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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