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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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Cultural Cape Town - Langa and Khayelitsha

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An important part of South Africa

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Did a full day tour in Langa and this was a awake up call from all the luxury we had enjoyed for two weeks Cap Town. Felt safe and learnt a lot, but very strong experience. Guides where good and we had a powefull day both in a good and bad way. Recomended, no need to feel unsafe, Bring small... More 

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Scottish Borders
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I would really recommend a tour of Langa Township - for the newspapers only give negative slants. These folk living in Langa will be so glad to see you,welcome you and tell you the truth. They need more housing to reduce the shanty aspect and over population. Their Government has made too many promises which have never emerged. A school... More 

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Fremont, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a tour with Godfrey who grew up in Langa and seemed to be well known throughout the township. We saw the preschool, the cultural center and walked through the "business" district. Whatever your situation is, you will be grateful for what you have after you see the folks in Langa.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We booked the tour with all of the usual concerns about safety. However, MC (who runs the company himself) was absolutely fantastic and there wasn't a single moment where any of us felt even remotely unsafe. He is very approachable and answered all of our questions very honestly. This is an extremely unique opportunity to see a part of Cape... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had braaied beef, and some cold beers, danced to some kwaito tunes, visited the late Brenda Fassie home, saw where the dorm pass was kept.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I did a tour through the community and heard stories of District 6... lovely people and great craft can be purchased if you go on a coach tour through this area of unfortunate people with a tremendous smile.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent tour. Very sad to see people living in these conditions. Well worth a visit though. The kids like to attach themselves to you but they are very sweet and are not bothersome. Just want a bit of love and some sweets.

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were first taken to a preschool with darling children, who sang for us. The visit to the homes and "pub" was a somber reminder of the sad history of apartheid and poverty in South Africa. Yet the people seemed optimistic about their future.

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