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Vamos Township Tours

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Address: Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 72 499 7866

Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership...

Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership (Siviwe), tour guides (Siviwe, Nathi, Gladstone, Abosh), and community involvement (Happy Feet Youth Project). Touring with Vamos is like being a guest in our neighbourhood! We live here, this is our home and you are our special guest.Our experiences too, are different. We take smaller groups on interactive walking or cycling tours around Langa. We visit friends in their homes and shacks, we hear their stories, we show you their businesses, we share traditional Xhosa beer, we smell sidewalk barbecues, (taste if you'd like), visit shebeens and spaza stores. We want to share with you, a slice of life in the townships.On weekday mornings, your tour will include a meal, usually a barbecue at the well-known Mzoli's in Guguletu. Our afternoon tours include a visit to the Happy Feet Youth Project. On Sundays, we include a visit to a Gospel Church. The unexpected thing about a tour with Vamos, is that most guests come away feeling positive and inspired. Our tours are not about poverty .... yes you will see signs of poverty, but rather our tours are about people and how they are lifting themselves out of their poverty. Positive, resilient, hopeful people who are friendly, welcoming and proud of their culture and history.

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Incredible tour of unseen Cape Town

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Gladstone our guide was incredible - this tour shows you the tough as well as the good of life for many, many South Africans. It told a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Gladstone our guide was incredible - this tour shows you the tough as well as the good of life for many, many South Africans. It told a story of hardship paired with resilience, hope and success. It really is a must-do in CT!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a walking tour with Nathi during our recent trip to Cape Town. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of townships and made us feel at ease. Highly recommend Vamos Tours and especially Nathi!

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

We went on the township tour yesterday with Vamos Tours . It was an incredible experience and the guide was great - very knowledgable and insightful about life in the townships. I would highly recommend. Tip is to take lots of small ish notes with you as there are lots of opportunities to donate or buy things. Make sure you... More 

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Wernigerode, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We have been on a Township Tour on Sunday Morning and also for a cycling tour through the township of Langa in Cape Town. Both Guides Gladstone and Thando gave us a lot of information about housing, everyday life, history and also the community projects such as Gugu S'Thebe in Langa which is a nice cultural experience to see the... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked the two hour walking tour which started at 9.30 am. Went to Langa by taxi and met the guide at the designated place. He first showed us a pottery project which is situated in the visitors center and this was very nice, one of the men working there explained to us how the pottery is made and we... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We toured the Langa Township with Gladstone as our tour guide. He picked us up on time. Very friendly and interactive with our kids. Very glad to show our children what life is like in the townships. Great lunch at Mzoli's. Met with local residents who welcomed us into their homes. A great day for us. Would highly recommend.

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Langa township tour this morning with Gladstone. I cannot recommend it enough we were thought about the language, the tribes, life in the township and were even brought into the homes of people who live there. All of the locals were so friendly and delighted to see us. Gladstone brought us to a local lady's house for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Looks like we really were unlucky judging by other reviews but we found this tour to be a real disappointment.. Booked in advance and showed up early only to find out the guide wasn't notified we were coming. His mates hanging around the meet point had to call him and get him out of bed.. we spent the first half... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We booked the Sunday gospel tour and were escorted by our guide Gladstone. Gladstone gave us a thorough history of the township of Langa. Langa is Cape Town oldest Village. We walked through the township with Gladstone, visited a church which was having services, and ate at a local nurse's home. In addition, we were taken through The village and... More 

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Grafing, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The organisation for the tour with Siviwe was very uncomplicated. Siviwe is a really nice and funny guy. The tour itself was very interesting. We could talk to the people in Langa and visited two homes and a brewery. The people were very nice and you could ask them all kind of questions. I like this tour because of the... More 

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