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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A great tour in this township. Anthony who gave the tour was great in explaining the situation existing in the township and the programs that are helping the people who live there. The quality of the wares is outstanding.

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a guided tour by a guy who was grown up in Langa and still lived there. It became therefore more personal as he knew many there and he also knew which areas to go to and to avoid. Seeing the contrasts there does not really hits one until afterwards simply because people in Townships are very proud and... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

As an anthropology student I had the pleasure of conducting fieldwork in Langa Township from September 2013 to January 2014. Part of my research was to explore how a township tour is structured and who participates in it. MC was one of the many local guides that helped me out getting these information. He helped me out in a way... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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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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 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
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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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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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