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Vamos Township Tours

Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
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A tour every visitor to Cape Town should take

We were collected from our hotel by Gladsone in mini-bus - we set off towards Langa and all of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ROY M
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Orba, Spain
Great guide, lovely people

We had a lovely trip touring the Langa township on foot, and in the minibus. Our guide, Gladstone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenna D
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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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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Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were collected from our hotel by Gladsone in mini-bus - we set off towards Langa and all of the route we were infomed of every detail of our jouney When we arrived at Langa there were a group of happy smiling children waiting for...More

Thank ROY M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely trip touring the Langa township on foot, and in the minibus. Our guide, Gladstone, was incredibly informative and funny. He did a lovely job to describe the township, why it was created and the general runnings of it before we arrived...More

Thank Jenna D
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We visited Langa as a group of students on a trip and it was an eye-opening experience with great tour guides. We even got to have snacks and lunch in a very local setting with unique food. It took roughly half a day as it...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

We did the Vamos township tour after having researched a bunch of operators. We landed on this one because of the breadth of what you see - but it turns out it is also the one that gives tourism scholarships to its guides and has...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Booked this walking tour as a different experience for our friends who were visiting from the USA. I was a little concerned about the safety but as soon as we arrived our guide Connie made us feel relaxed and welcomed. Overall a great experience especially...More

1  Thank KatLdn
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

We visited Langa on a Sunday morning during our recent holiday driven and guided by Gladstone, who is a local resident and knows the township, its history and its people very well. We started by attending (part of) the service at the Baptist church and...More

1  Thank Patrick P
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Gladstone offered us an extremely informative and interactive insight into township life. Fantastic ending with a performance by the Happy Feet Youth Project, in which we participated!

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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband, 2 adult sons and I toured South Africa on a group tour. I had seen this tour and decided to skip a day of the group tour and take the Sunday Gospel tour of Langa and it was one of our most memorable...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

On the last day of our 3 weeks in South Africa, after seeing the luxurious aspects of the country such as Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and feeling increasingly uncomfortable about the obvious massive inequality in the country, our tour of Langa help to ground us and...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

I must confess I was at first reluctant to visit a township with a tour operator. But our experience with Connie today turned out to be beautiful. She has been very interesting and respecful. The tour gave us a great introduction to South African social...More

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