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Langa Township

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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Cultural Cape Town - Langa and Khayelitsha

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You must go and you must learn about south africa's history! it worth going to lLanga and having that experience you get to learn about how the other half has lived.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You must go and you must learn about south africa's history! it worth going to lLanga and having that experience you get to learn about how the other half has lived.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was just great see how others live in Cape Town. It was informative to know of the many projects that are going in the township and see the varied livable spaces that existed there.

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took a tour with Mabhuti who is a township resident who educated himself and has set up Mamnkeli Tours - an owner operator tour guide. His nmber is +27 (0)7 8407 5596, email: mamnkelitours@gmail.com. We visited a community centre, where local staff are teaching children different skills and selling their amazing art work. We then visited a muuseum to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Two friends and I visited Langa Township this morning with a knowledgeable guide, Mabhuti Ndlotyeni (see contact information below), who picked us up at our guest house and spent 4 hours showing us and telling us about township life. As we walked through Langa Township, we sang songs with children in a preschool, drank freshly brewed beer in a pub,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We took a township tour and walked through the township learning a lot about its beginnings and what is being done to improve it.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On arrival in Cape Town for a family holiday, I booked a tour with Mabhuti (mamnkelitours@gmail.com, tel.0784075596), having read other reviews on this site. My husband and I and our two children (aged 9 and 11) were met by Mabhuti and taken to the local craft community/education centre, and then met local residents in their homes (these homes included a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's easy to go to Cape Town and never realise that most of South Africa's population lives in poor condition. This township tour help me remember the hardships of the country, understand it's history even better and gain an insight on the hardship most people in the country live.

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Situated in the heart of Langa the Community is so Simple and Friendly.What a warm feeling to be there.The people might be poor but have very big hearts.What a Pleasure to be there.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We booked our Langa Township tour through African Blue Tours. When we arrived in Langa, we briefly toured the visitor centre. Shortly after, our private tour guide, Odwa, met us there. We walked through various areas with Odwa and also used the van driven by our guide Matthew from African Blue Tours. One of the first questions Odwa asked us... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

when you want a braai meat, go to langa. I'm telling you it's very nice and tasty. But not quite sure about the area cause I was never there for much time, I think I spent like 45minutes and then I left. The mall beautiful you can just park your car and take a long walk into the mall it... More 

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