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“must do” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Langa Township

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
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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 urban area.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
worthing .england
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“must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It is easy to be blinded of the real world if you just stay within the confines of the Waterfront and the CBD.Although watered down a bit for tourists a visit to the vast and sprawling township of Langa is an absolute must for those who want to experience life in the "other" side of Cape Town.

Visited January 2013
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“Humbling visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Try and get a local to guide you - their first-hand stories are fascinating. Be nice to everyone and they will return your smiles. Gospel church on Sunday is magic!

Visited January 2013
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“Imizamo Yethu Township”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Don't miss the chance to have a guided tour around a township.Our local guide was extremely informative and the residents do not mind having a photo taken (I personally only took photos of buildings there as didn't wish to disrespect anyone). The people were so humble and spoke to a few residents who come from all over Africa to seek shelter etc. Do also speak to the craft people who make a number of items from paintings to jewellery on site.. Very humbling but you visiting helps their economy as well as getting a little understanding of their day to day struggles. Def recommended

Visited January 2013
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“The other side of Cape Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A very interesting insight into a township. We had a local guide-Sugar- who took us to places that you would not usually see. It's not easy to take in but should be part of your tour as it is part of Cape Town.

Visited January 2013
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“How the other half live”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

People made us most welcome. No begging , very proud of their humble cramped home. Child fascinated by blonde hair. Two miles away people living in gated palaces. What a strange world we live in!!!!!!

Visited June 2012
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