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Langa Township

Address: Jan Smuts Drive, the N2 and the N7, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cultural Cape Town - Langa and Khayelitsha
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Never saw anything of interest, unsafe, depressing, flat, same old thing you can see in any township or poor area in any country.

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

...it's like a people safari visit. You walk amongst the unfortunate (in a materialistic sense) township dwellers with your guide who explains you their world. And our tour groups cross your path form time and then, which makes you feel eerie. Having said that, it was certainly interesting to see under what conditions people live in, how the local beer... More

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Forfar, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Good to get an insight into real living. Children have been told not to beg but they do hold out their hands for money! Despite the lack of money there are still a lot of plasma TVs! Would not feel safe walking about myself!

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Malahide, Ireland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
54 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This tour really shows you the level of deprivation that many still have to live in. It is uncomfortable to see other humans having to live this way, it is uncomfortable to be welcomed in to their tiny living spaces as a tourist. But come away telling everyone and support these people. Bring sweets for the children, they are lovely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The look at a 'poor apartment' felt very intrusive although the visit to the community project was really good

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I would recommend doing a township if you visit Cape Town. No way to describe how so many people live in such close proximity in in so much poverty and have it be an accepted way of life for, not just the people that live there but also for all of South Africa. We only visited government sanctioned housing, 22... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I visited Langa for an afternoon and got to see just a little bit of this amazing community. We had a local tour guide, Godfried, who grew up in Langa and is raising his family in the community as well. He was able to give us a better understanding of history of Langa. We ate lunch at... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am amazed at the friendliness and openness of those that live in the Township. Like Kayaleisha the people a respectful and willing to share their culture and history. We enjoyed our visit there.

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Hartsdale, New York
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

To go on safari and see all the wonderful animals and then enjoy the landscapes and sunsets is fantastic. To visit Capetown with the majestic Table Mountain and to see the beautiful homes and beaches and the opulent VA waterfront was superb. But to really understand the history and fabric of South Africa, one must go to Robben Island, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One does not realize how so many people live, in such close proximity and so poorly. Visit to a girls'dormitory ruled over by a female muti was an eye-opener. Welfare centre well-run, offering art and cookery tuition, amongst other things.

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