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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: 072 499 7866
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Ilka S
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful to go on a tour of the township and see the non-tourist aspect of Cape Town. My daughters had a great experience dancing with the local children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

wow I cannot recommend highly enough of this!! the tour really lets you see into the lives of such a different culture. a very eye opening experience with an amazing local tour guide who shares with you what the lives of the people living in the township are like. truly cannot recommend highly enough of this tour thank you so... More 

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Thank Emily M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Gladstone for a great tour of the Langa township. We learnt lots about Langa and it was a truly humbling experience. A must do for a trip to Cape Town. The included lunch was delicious!

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We were fortunate to get Siviwe (one of the owners of the tour company) as our guide. Very knowledge, frank and insightful of the history, lifestyle and politics of the townships. It was a very comfortable and welcoming experience that opened up the South African culture and circumstance to us...something we always look for when traveling. This is truly a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This tour was not the first township tour that I did, but it was again really an eye-opener. First we visited the museum, whereafter we visited a local at his house who was telling his life story and about his life as Langa. Afterwards we visited a few of the hostels and continued to walk a bit more through Langa.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The tour of Langa with Gladstone was a highlight of our trip. From driving through Cape Town while Gladstone taught us the click language of his Khosa tribe, to marveling at his acapella rendition of Miriam Makeba’s Click Song no. 1, to passing the time of day with gracious Langa resident, Shoota, in his living room to playing football with... More 

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Despite some initial scepticism (about "poverty tourism"), my husband Jamie and I did the Langa township tour with Siviwe during our honeymoon in Cape Town, and we cannot recommend it enough. Siviwe is such a nice guy, very personable and funny. He is also an excellent storyteller, bringing me close to tears as he talked through the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend!!!! We had an amazing tour with Gladstone. It was great hearing about his life and how the townships operate! He was friendly, fun and open to all of our questions! Lunch was fabulous!!!

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