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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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A weird experience

If you know anything about apartheid South Africa then you know the townships were segregated living areas for blacks or coloureds. Langa (which means sun) was a black township... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you know anything about apartheid South Africa then you know the townships were segregated living areas for blacks or coloureds. Langa (which means sun) was a black township. Now in the new South Africa some of the townships have become tourist attractions which explains the "weird" in my title. In truth many new homes are being constructed in Langa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mabhuti Ndlotyeni 078 407 5596 mamnkelitours@gmail.com This is the contact info for Mr. Ndlotyeni's tours. Mabhuti was our guide this afternoon for a walking tour of Langa. This was a marvelous way to tour and learn the history of this township. Another couple and we were picked up at our respective hotels and driven to Langa, where we walked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited Langa and another Township. Poverty is still rife in a country that is so rich. We visited on a Sunday and it was nice to see people dressed in their Sunday best going to Church.. Such Faith in such appalling conditions. If you are failed to be moved by what you see, then you must have a heart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited here with a designated local guide as part of a day tour with Ilios Travel. It was good to see another side of Cape Town. The ceramic production studio was interesting and hand made and decorated ceramic ware was available to buy at reasonable prices. This is part of a community project. The highlights though were visiting the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

During our visit to Cape Town, my dad and I did a township tour in Langa with a local guide, MC. I cannot recommend MC enough. After picking us up at our hostel, he took us on a walking tour of Langa, where we visited the Gugu S'thebe Community Centre to talk to local artists, the heritage museum, MC's childhood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

exceptional experience both for adults as well as children. Takes you back a few years to understand the local culture and sentiment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I went with 5 of my friends, on a morning tour. We were all very pleased with our guide, MC. He was a lot of fun! The best thing about it is that you get the details from somebody that has lived in the township for many years, and know the history very well! I would definitely recommend this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I recently (May 2015) took an outstanding tour in Langa with Mabhuti Ndlotyeni, a guide who lives in Langa, and wanted to recommend him for others here. (Contact info below.) Many of the established township tours simply drive tourists around to gawk at the people from the windows of their vehicle. I didn't want that. Fortunately, a local recommended Mabhuti... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I typically enjoy photographing when I'm traveling; however, being in Langa made me feel like I was exploiting the people. I heard later that there is another Township by the airport that is more touristy so maybe that is a better option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was able to meet the Langa family that hosted my daughter on her study abroad program, which offered the opportunity to drive around this area. To visit any of the major cities in South Africa without seeing a township and learning about the history of the people who live there would be like visiting NYC and thinking this is... More 

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Address: Address: Jan Smuts Drive, the N2 and the N7, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 27-21-694-1895
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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