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Address: Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 84 945 0739
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Really, really good - eye opening and definitely worth doing.

I'll admit it - we were a bit apprehensive prior to our Township tour.. However, from the moment we met Nat, our tour guide, we felt very comfortable. He was friendly, open and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'll admit it - we were a bit apprehensive prior to our Township tour.. However, from the moment we met Nat, our tour guide, we felt very comfortable. He was friendly, open and knowledgeable. We spent about 2 hours on the tour, walking around a number of different areas within the Langa township. This included visiting several different houses and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We did this on our last day in cape town, I wish we did it earlier so that we could have volunteered for a few days. The guide is wonderful and lives in Langa, great to see how the township is improving and how people are getting on with life rather than complaining. Good to also see the government helping.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a tour with a guide named Gladstone, he actually still lives in the township. Gladstone was very friendly and explains many things to us. What we appreciated was the fact that he really did his best to make us feel comfortable. For example: He advised us not to buy the art souvenirs in the beginning of the tour... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This tour was an eye-opener for me and Chippa was an excellent guide! I really liked this tour on which I could see people's houses from inside and also visit in the local school. Langa township is not just what you see when you are coming from the airport - it's much more :) I can highly recommend the tour!

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a must do activity in Cape Town. Took my 2 daughters and learn and experienced an enormous amount about townships, the history, lifestyle, loyalty and the people. They are extremely welcoming and you are directly helping the community by paying for a tour, creating employment and you get a real sense of the culture of this place. Our... More 

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Houthalen, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We (8 friends) went on tour in the Langa Township, with Sivewe himself and it was a great experience. Informative and funny. Sivewe is a great storyteller, and even if we did not believe everything, he brings a possitive message with a realistic background. You learn a lot in a few hours ! If you visit Cape Town, this is... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A really "not to miss" tour. We were really happy to have the chance to see real life in Langa - and we did! Be prepared for some surprises!! Our guide, Abosh, did a great job of explaining the history and culture of the place and how it fits into past and present Cape Town. Abosh went out of his... More 

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Incredible tour that everyone needs to do. Unlike any other activity in CT, this company doesn't take pre bookings or money, but do not stress at all - they know the town like no one else, they live their themselves and you are in safe hands. I felt that 2 hours was almost a little long in the heat, but... More 

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Hermance, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went on a private township tour last week with Siviwe's company. It was a great, personalized experience. We have 3 children, ages 8, 5, and 1, and each one of them had a wonderful time. It was informative, unexpected, and truly a must-see in Cape Town. Our best decision was to contact Siviwe instead of going with the company... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been for a week in Cape town and visiting many neighbour hoods. We wanted also to see and experience live in one of Cape town townships. We booked a private tour at Sivewe Township tours. Sivewe made a short introduction of the history of the Langa Township which was interesting, the tour afterwards was uninspiring. Most of Langa... More 

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