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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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The other side of Cape Town

Ramos offers a great tour through the Langa Township with a local guide. Nathi was a great guide... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Bernd E
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NEW YORK
Interesting tour

We enjoyed exploring the township of Langa and were excited to do it by bicycle. This is a very... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Maria L
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New York City, New York
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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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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
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"cultural center"
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"guide gladstone"
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"happy feet project"
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"youth project"
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"bicycle tour"
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"visited langa"
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"eye opening"
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"baptist church"
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"click language"
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"gospel church service"
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"sunday gospel"
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"deep insight"
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"people's homes"
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"great tour"
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"his life"
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"different parts"
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"half day tour"
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Ramos offers a great tour through the Langa Township with a local guide. Nathi was a great guide, who showed us all sides of his neighborhood, the good and the not so good. I got a good opinion what living in a township means. There...More

Thank Bernd E
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We enjoyed exploring the township of Langa and were excited to do it by bicycle. This is a very interesting tour and Thando our guide was very nice and friendly. There is not much cycling though and even though he showed us different parts of...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting experience overall. We got to visit people's homes, had a talk with each one of them and got to know a bit of their way of living. Our guide Tando did a very good job. He was knowledgeable, we felt save at all...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were emotionally touched by this tour. Our guide was "Thando", with a great deal of emphaty and commitment, he gave us a short but deep insight into life in the township. Thando you was great! Thank you very much !

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had a wonderful guide - Thando. He provided great insights into life in the townships and the history of Langa. It was well worth being able to see this part of Cape Town and walking was a great way to do it as you...More

Thank JenG273
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GarthCT, General Manager at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello Jen It's so nice of you to have taken the time to write this review. We are so glad that you found the experience meaningful. And Thando will be especially proud of his 5 Star Review!!! On behalf of the Vamos Team, Thanks! Garth

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

They took us on a great tour. Nice on time with a very sweet driver/tourguide. He lived in langa and showed us the community centre and some houses of his friends. Lunch was amazing, mzolis meat is the best.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The afternoon we spent on this tour was a great opportunity to learn about this fascinating community. We met so many friendly people and had a chance to learn about community programs and day-to-day life. Highly recommended.

Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous way to see the township. Our guide Thando was full of information and had an excellent sense of humour. The price is reasonable and the group small. We called to see if they could accommodate us with an hours notice and...More

Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We just got back from our tour through Langa township. This was an unforgettable experience. The sense of community in the township is overwhelming, despite the difficult living circumstances for many inhabitants. Our cheerful guide Gladstone made sure we got a good sense of the...More

Thank Caroline D
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was a truly outstanding tour led by Connie that we will never forget. Honestly, my family was somewhat worried that this would be an awkward, voyeuristic experience --but it wasn't in the least. As a local resident of the community, Connie made us feel...More

Thank 378Suzanne
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