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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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Amazing, eye opening, reality check.

This is a trip, that couldn't be done without a tour guide. My family and I loved it. We did the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tjmomof4
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Gilbert, Arizona
Stunning inside into Langa

It was amazing to get an inside into the different classes. Definitively a must see when you stay... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florian K
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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 6 days ago

This is a trip, that couldn't be done without a tour guide. My family and I loved it. We did the walking tour and went through Langa township. Where we were allowed into people's homes, introduced to children, went to church, (chose to go on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to get an inside into the different classes. Definitively a must see when you stay in Cape Town. Special thanks to Thando who was our guide. He gave us a lot of background Infos. Special special thanks to Shooter who is an...More

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GarthCT, Manager at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Florian for taking the time to send us your feedback, it is always so good to hear first hand about our guests' travel experiences in Cape Town!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the V&A waterfront, Table mountain etc were all must sees when visiting Cape Town, nothing gave me a true, authentic feel for a town and community like the tour of Langa we took. A big thank you to Garth who arranged and answered...More

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GarthCT, Manager at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and glad you went home with an all-rounded view of life in Cape Town!

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This trip is a guaranteed insight into life in a township and off the tourist trail. Our guide was a local who has a great passion for developing and inspiring people in the area. Vamos go the extra mile to make you feel at ease...More

Thank Stuart C
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Garth A, Partner at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Hello Stuart ... your guide was Wandile, and your home-hosted lunch was with Roslyn. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience, and will pass on your message to my colleagues. Best wishes from the Vamos Team

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had an amazing experience touring the Langa township on foot. Our guide, Gladestone was funny and full of knowledge. He was able to answer all of our questions and gave us a great background knowledge of the township. The tour was safe and the...More

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Garth A, Guest Relations Manager at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Hello Ally I am so glad that you found your visit to Langa a positive experience. Please come and visit again!

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

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

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 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

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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

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