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Address: Jan Smuts Drive, the N2 and the N7, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 27-21-694-1895
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Langa is a suburb of Cape Town that was established and designated for...

Langa is a suburb of Cape Town that was established and designated for Black Africans before apartheid. It is a culturally and historically important urban area.

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We did a tour of the Langa Township with Mabhuti of Mamnkeli Tours on Tuesday 2nd February. He was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He has an arrangement with a number of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did a tour of the Langa Township with Mabhuti of Mamnkeli Tours on Tuesday 2nd February. He was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He has an arrangement with a number of families in the Township which allowed us to visit a number of homes ranging in standard from the ‘Poor’ sections with the storage containers which are divided in... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was initially reluctant to visit a township. However, once in the Langa township, I discovered a very rich cultural heritage: singers, poets, a museum of the apatheid times, it is definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to attend a mini festival and found the space so artistic and innovative. They had great artwork on sale and the venue is a great space to use for events. The area around the venue is clean and residents quite welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mabhuti of Mamnkeli Tours is a very personable and knowledgeable guide. He picked us up from our hotel as arranged and took us on a personal tour of Langa Township. He obviously has connections with people living in the township - allowing us to visit a number of homes of varying standards. He explained the background to the creation of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Langa township, the oldest and closest to CBD in Cape Town, Mabhuti, the guide, bought us through the different classes of resident in the township. We entered a school and met the kids in the township. The morning there was a reflective time and enabled me to think about the history of South Africa, chatting and seeing the... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mabhuti agreed to take me, at very short notice, on a township tour even though it was just me. After picking me up, on our drive to Langa, he talked through what we would be seeing, etiquette and other useful information. On arriving at Langa, he walked me through the various sections, explaining why many chose to live there, how... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised by the community spirit in the townships and I appreciated being taken around the township by someone who lives there.

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Crawley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We leapt off the red tour bus on a whim, and we were so glad we did. This tour took us all through the narrow streets and even into the homes of the people who live here. It's a community that you'd be completely unable to explore without a local tour-guide, and I always think that those are the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the township tour which was so ably run by MC. From the moment he collected us (on time) from our hotel, MC was fun and informative to be around. We gained an excellent insight into the lives of the Langa townsfolk and some of the history of apartheid. It was quite an eye-opener to see what life is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute must if you want to learn more about some of the background to apartheid and the efforts to re-integrate the communities. We visited a museum in District 6 and found the wealth of information almost overwhelming. The township itself had a superb community centre which i would have liked to spend more time in. We learned how to... More 

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