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Langa Township

Jan Smuts Drive, the N2 and the N7, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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176 reviews 176 reviews
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had an incredible township tour with Camissa Tours. I am so glad we did this tour! We had a great local guide who was very informative about the community and really put the neighborhood life into perspective. It was lovely to see the community involvement and interaction. We got to spend some time with local children playing, visit the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We took a guided tour and I have to say that this was one of the highlights of the trip. Try to go to a gospel as well.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went on a township tour with some trepidation. However we had an excellent guide from the Langa township, who drove us around and explained the origins of the township. He arranged a couple of visits for us, and took us to a church service, since it was Sunday. An exhilarating experience. Do go if you have the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We chose the Siviwe tour because part of the cost goes directly back into helping develop the Langa township. Chippa was our guide and told us from the start we should feel free to ask anything. He is extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much from this tour. It is an eye-opening experience and I encourage anyone visiting Cape Town... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It felt a bit strange being a "rich american" touring a township. But my guide, Lele, who has lived all of his life in Langa made me feel comfortable. We visited a community center where citizens of the township are taught crafts such as sculpture, pottery and painting. Then we visited a beer house (an experience not to be missed),... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was an excellent tour. After being told about the apartheid years by Tom, our guide, and the dreadful killings etc, we were brought up to date by Tom who explained how the townships show how the displaced black Africans have made homes for themselves in the shanty towns. We met a lovely man in Langa township who took us... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

An impressive, enjoyable and instructive tour which I was very glad I had chosen to do. Again, an excellent guide who gave us much food for thought.

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The township visit was the most informative part of this tour. Some townships are unsafe but we were reassured and with a good guide felt perfectly safe. He led us into peoples home and showed us how little living space each family had. It was most interesting though that when offered better accommodation they are reluctant to move because of... More

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Don't feel embarrassed about going - it isn't voyeuristic. The tour shows how folk live and how they got into this situation. The folk were incredibly friendly - it's safe - their story is worth listening to

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went on the Walk to Freedom day trip which included a visit to Langa. We bought a fabulous canvas painting which was created with sand, very expensive, but hey…… The guide was a really jovial chap who walked us through and took us into a family home, which was really quite heart breaking and makes you realise just how... More

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