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Cape Town Arts and Cultural Tour - Langa Township provided by Raw Tours Cape Town

Cape Town Arts and Cultural Tour - Langa Township

Cape Town Arts and Cultural Tour - Langa Township
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
13
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    13
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Townships have large informal settlements sprouting up in unexpected areas. Despite all this, townships in South Africa are known to be very vibrant, steeped in history with a strong sense of togetherness and a great sense of belonging, community and cohesion. It is also a place where great entrepreneurial spirit thrives, with art and culture among the most notable characteristics of the townships. Here is a place which doesn’t go to sleep especially during the pay days.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry To Gugas' Thebe Arts and Craft Centre + Community Centre
  • Opportunity To Buy Art and Craft
  • Learn to Play The African Drum (Djembe)
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Town Central
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Cape Town
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry To Gugas' Thebe Arts and Craft Centre + Community Centre
  • Opportunity To Buy Art and Craft
  • Learn to Play The African Drum (Djembe)
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Town Central
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Cape Town
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Guga S'thebe
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    In South Africa, the term township or location refer to the often underdeveloped racially segregated urban areas that, from the 19th century till 1994 – the era when apartheid came to an end, where reserved for non-whites, that is, Africans, Coloureds and Indians Townships where or are still referred to as locations or lokasies in Afrikaans and also called “Kasie” in slang, which is a short version of “lokasie”. Townships have large informal settlements sprouting up in unexpected areas. Despite all this, townships in South Africa are known to be very vibrant, steeped in history with a strong sense of togetherness and a great sense of belonging, community and cohesion. It is also a place where great entrepreneurial spirit thrives, with art and culture among the most notable characteristics of the townships. Here is a place which doesn’t go to sleep especially during the pay days. ITINERARY Experience- The Oldest Township in South Africa. >Take a walk in Langa Township. > Learn a bit of Xhosa for greeting the locals as you tour Langa. > If its a Sunday morning visit local church for an African Worship experience. Visit Guga S'thebe Cultural Centre. > Enjoy art, design and performance. You may even learn how to play the African drum Apartheid Hostel Visit > Hear the heart-rending stories of great-grandchildren of migrant workers that lived in the ‘bachelor flats’ whilst their wives and kids worked at farms many kilometers. > Learn the history of apartheid Art and Craft Market Visit > Walk through the art and craft market where you have the opportunity to buy locally made art and craft. These include: *bead-work, *stone curving, *wooden sculptures, *wire art and craft and many more. *traditional dresses African Witch-doctor visit This witchdoctor is available for consultation by all visitors at a minimal price. Since Africans are very superstitious, meeting the witchdoctor will make you understand township life from a spiritual viewpoint. Langa Taxi Rank See how the township transportation system works. At the taxi rank you will see many small businesses selling their wares and services including braai (barbecue). If fortunate, you might even catch some free public performances by local musicians and artists.
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Thobeka Tsotsi
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
It was a very interactive and informative experience. We also learnt the culture of the Xhosa people including circumcision and how they treat their family members after this ritual.

We also saw the great job by the city of Cape Town who are replacing the shacks with a better accommodation.
This is tge very informative tour and I'll do recommend to anyone who want to learn about South Africans especially the Xhosas
Written 9 May 2021
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Tapiwa
4 contributions
Jan 2020
Langa was an interesting place; we met some locals who shared some stories about the place with us. We were taken around the township by Remi and his team to see some arts and crafts; which we thought deserved some recognition as they were so amazing. While in Langa we were treated to some African food.

This tour to Langa was very humbling as we learnt a lot about one of South Africa's townships. If you haven't visited Langa; I strongly recommend that you do ;as there is so much to see and experience there.
Written 12 December 2020
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rawtours
Hi Tapiwa Thank you for taking time to write this review. Thank you for trusting us as your Tour Operator of choice for this township experience. We are glad you enjoyed the rich culture, township vibe and the exceptional food. Thank you Regards Team Raw Tours
Written 15 December 2020
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Travis Armstrong
9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our tour guide Mr. Remi was excellent! He was very knowledgeable on the history and current events of the Langa township. We first stopped in an arts and crafts meeting place and met some of the township residents. It was a very humbling experience and one well never forget. I highly recommend the tour and you gotta get Mr. Remi as your guide, you won't be disappointed.
Written 25 June 2020
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rawtours
Hi Afro-American We are so happy you enjoyed the Langa Township Tour. It is a balanced mixture of education and entertainment as you get a rare taste of township life. It is a humbling experience for sure and it gives tourists a chance to see another side of life. Raw Tours is proud of this tour. Thank you once again. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written 30 June 2020
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Ozfidayo
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Reading about the townships in South Africa is one and visiting is totally different. On our visit of Langa we were brought face to face with township life.

It was a great experience as it involved party driving with most of it covered on foot. The interaction we had was totally amazing as we were taken around by a Xhosa tourist guide Zamile who grew up in the township.

He took us to the first township hostels and we had an opportunity to interact with the locals. This was a well planned tour by Raw Tours. We also visited an African witchdoctor which was quiet fascinating

Lots of history and culture to learn. Highly recommend.
Written 14 December 2020
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Travis A
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Remi is phenomenal with the knowledge he possesses of the local townships. He’s built relationships with the locals so you don’t have to worry about your safety. He took us to the Langa township where we met some very nice people and bought some of their crafts. Remi helped us navigate the slight language barriers and made sure we had safe rides to and from since it was rainy and very windy that day. I highly recommend Remi for touring Cape Town, he’s an expert!
Written 20 January 2020
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rawtours
Mr Travis We feel honored at Raw Tours that we met your expectations. Safety of our clients on tour is paramount coupled with the local knowledge we have. It was a great experience taking you to the townships and i felt at ease since it was like you home coming. Great couple you are. Appreciate you chose Raw Tours out of a jungle of suppliers. Thank you once again Team Raw Tours
Written 22 January 2020
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Brian Swartz
3 contributions
Jun 2019
Out of all the Tours I went on through Raw tours, this one made the biggest impression on me. The Langa Township is full of beautiful people with amazing hospitality and culture to see. Be prepared to be educated by locals about what the history is with this township and social norms people share with each other in Langa to make up the amazing culture that is there. Ask for Remmy, you will not find a better guide to share this experience with and he will take very good care of you.
Written 14 May 2020
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Hi Bswartz83 We appreciate your review of the Langa Township Tour. Indeed it is an exceptional, informative and eye opening experience. South African townships are rich with beautiful people and numerous cultures. It fills us with joy everytime we take tourists to the township as they always emerge with a new positive perspective of this often misunderstood area of South Africa. Thank you once again. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written 15 May 2020
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Sirdicchi
2 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
A dive into local culture, guide knowledge and township food with deep cultural music provides an unmatched opportunity to being South africanised
Written 12 December 2020
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rawtours
Hi Sirdicchi Thank you for your review. Indeed the Township Tour is a deep dive into the rich South African culture. We are glad that you were both entertained and informed by the experience. Thank you. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written 16 December 2020
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Shepherd
Mossel Bay, South Africa5 contributions
The best Township tour ever. It was quite an adventure for us. Please keep up the good work we are going to come again definitely.
Written 4 September 2020
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rawtours
Hi Salt263 Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed the unique township flavour that is synonymous with South Africa. It was a welcome change of environment as you mentioned during the tour and we share your sentiments fully. Thank you once again. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written 7 September 2020
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Thobekile
5 contributions
Jun 2019
Working with student from all over the world who come to our country for an authentic experince.
Remi was great tour guide and it was a life changing experience for our students
Written 26 May 2020
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Hi Thobss123 It is was an absolute pleasure taking you on this tour. We are happy you enjoyed it. We always strive for the best always!! Thank you very much. Regards Team Raw Tours
Written 2 June 2020
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Jeanine
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Remi our tourguide was totally awesome. The township tour with him was very fascinating and we felt super save.
Written 7 February 2020
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rawtours
Hi thank you so much for your time to review this tour. It was a pleasure taking you to the township where you were exposed to the harsh realities of townships. Very vibrant place, we aim to provide the best at Raw Tours.
Written 7 February 2020
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