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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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Venlo, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had a very nice tour of the Langa township with MC of ProteamSA tours. He is a former Langa resident and shows you both the old & the new Langa, giving you an allround view of the township, which does not only consist of poverty!

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Cape Town
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is the oldest township in Cape Town. When you do a township tour here the guide will take you for a walk and you get to meet some of the locals. Our guide was great! He did not make it feel like we were going to see how poor people lived, but experience more about the culture in the... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Get a little insight into how many South Africans live. Learn some history, see some great zero-to-hero stories, and support the local economy, arts and crafts. Tour guides are locals, sights and sounds are unmistakably real, food is authentic. It is recommended you go only with a reputable tour guide and not venture in alone in the dead of night.... More

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Tianjin Region, China
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125 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I was alone in a part of the country where i feel that there is a great deal of hope for the future. there is not the poverty that i would have expected to find and i can see that people have a home to stay in

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a day! We loved every minute of the tour, and the fact that it's all run by locals makes it an intimate experience. It was professionally run and we'd recommend a visit to this vibrant, cultural, historical hub. Comfortable shoes and sunblock! The tour guides are loaded with knowledge, humour and energy.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We did a personal tour with ProteamSA. It was an amazing experience to see how people live first hand in the townships and to learn more about apartheid. MC the tour guide grew up in the townships and has first hand experience. I would highly recommend anyone add this to there trip... I think it is important to see the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I highly recommend the tour of Townships with Thabang Titoti from Ezizwe Tours. I was unsure about going as was concerned if this might be construed by the residents as voyeurism of sorts. Thabang (and others) provided reassurance that people in the townships appreciate the interest of travellers to see where and how most of the city's residents live. It... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am from Cape Town and I have NEVER set foot in any kind of township. It's dangerous and just plain stupid if you think it's a good idea to enter an impoverished community and leave unscathed. Sure, you might be lucky but consider the risk before you go where even the cops will not!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very eye opening to visit the township & community center. However, in visiting the township, noticed many individuals have smiles on their faces and do not focus on their predictiment. I just realized the blessings I have.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I well remember the Apartheid in S.A. so was very interesting having the histories of the removals from the city out to the townships of the blacks/coloureds explained. But what I don't understand is 50 years on, why still these living conditions?

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