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“Go with a tour to see this realistic part of South Africa” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Khayelitsha Township

Khayelitsha Township
Khayelitsha, South Africa
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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“Go with a tour to see this realistic part of South Africa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were on a tour visting District 6, Langha and this shantytown in the suburbs of Cape Town. Because of the tour we met people, visited some homes, walked around a few blocks, visited a community center where woman were working, bought some local art work and went to a school to hear singing and dancing. Quite an experience--we learned much about the people and the history of this area. There is some hope here--families are together, some people are working and waiting to go into state built regular housing. Go visit, but only on with a legimate tour group.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Scary”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

It's a dirty and dangerous place to visit. I would strongly not recommend going there as there is a lot of poverty so the crime risk is increased. It also has a reputation for it's violence. It actually made me scared.

Visited June 2012
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Saldanha, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Want to get mugged?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a wonderful place if you would like to be mugged. Go there with great expectations, and get your possessions taken from you without any warning. You get crooked around every corner, especially when they see you are a tourist.Prices will quadruple and you will pay a lot of money for something completely worthless.
There are one or two good places, but without a VERY good escort, you are looking for trouble.

Visited March 2012
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Somerset West, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“unrealistic”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

it might be a 'cultural experience' for some, but does not truely reflect the conditions in township living where running water and electricity isn't a common thing to have. This only gives you a one sided glorified experience. Townships aren't what they are sold to be, people live in extremely poor conditions, I teach kids from real township backgrounds and what we see on a tour, doesn't begin to explain their environment.

Visited October 2012
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Rondebosch, South Africa
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Kusekhaya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Reminded me of the are I come from - home away from home. Such an open door of opportunity to be realized by this very dear community.

Visited January 2012
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