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Address: | Corner of Bunga Avenue and Ndabeni Street, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 76 483 5539

We specialize in eye-opening guided visits of Langa, Cape Town’s oldest...

We specialize in eye-opening guided visits of Langa, Cape Town’s oldest township. You will learn about our culture, lifestyle, history, hopes and dreams and you will get the chance to interact with us locals along the way.

The visit takes approximately 2-hours. Private tours are possible on request and can be tailored to suit your preferences.

It's possible to use your own transport to get to the tour or have transport included. Safe parking is provided if you come with you own transport.

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Township Tour Langa

Nathi walked us through the Township in a very friendly and professional way. We met with several local people in their homes, had the chance to ask our questions and to learn a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nathi walked us through the Township in a very friendly and professional way. We met with several local people in their homes, had the chance to ask our questions and to learn a lot about what it means to live in a Township. Overall it was not just an impressing but indeed an eye-opening experience around values, attitude and what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great tour, not voyeuristic at all and gives you a great snapshot of life in the township, both the good and bad signs. Very friendly and informative tour guide as well.

Thank Tom R
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Like many, I wasn't sure if I wanted to see a township because I didn't want to gawk at how poor people lived their daily lives. It seemed intrusive. But this tour was far from that. It was more of a cultural learning experience and I didn't feel uncomfortable at any time on the tour. Chippa was a great guide... More 

Thank ldao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting tour with guide Cheepa! Amazing how people have so little but yet so welcoming! Although the trip seemed relatively expensive it was an eye opening sombering trip

Thank Undrea
athens, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

My daughter and I took a private tour of Langa township with Siviwe Township Tours. Our guide Chippa was born and raised in the township. He picked us up at our hotel and on the way prepared us for the tour with the history and background. He then took us an outstanding walking tour. We were taken to houses and... More 

Thank 1180ba
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We chose the option to drive to the drop-off point to meet our guide, Tati (spelling?). The car was safe there and the tour began with a stop-off at the community centre, where we looked at some of the local projects, including the pottery initiative. After this, Tati led us on a really wonderful tour of the township and I... More 

Thank Luke K
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I'm extremely grateful to Siviwe, who organized this tour, and Chippa, my guide (we went to Langa). I contacted Siviwe at the very last minute since I had an opening in my schedule; he responded to both his phone and email promptly, and organized a tour for me the very next morning at 9 am with great professionalism. Chippa was... More 

Thank Janet M
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I had a few hours to spare so I thought I'd give this a go. Turned out to be a really pleasant morning. My guide, Gladstone, was lovely, great personality and really informative. I felt a little uncomfortable at times bring in people's private homes but they seemed okay with it, and happy to tell me about their life etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Great tour and real insight into the township and way of life. Saw everything from the nicer homes to the shanty and even got to visit a shabeen. Siviwe was a great guide and appeared to know everyone. Can't recommend this tour highly enough.

Thank Marc B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

A fascinating walking tour of the Langa township suburb. Our guide, Chippa, provided excellent commentary, covering the history and politics of the area plus insights into the everyday life of the local population. Chippa appeared to be on good terms with everyone and had organised a seamless tour, taking in the community centre, a beer tasting at a shebeen, the... More 

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