For a terrific cultural experience, take a Capetown township tour with Nthuseng tours. Our guide, the outgoing Nthuseng, picked us up at our hotel and customized the tour to what we wanted to see. Nthuseng lived in the townships for a while before she got her business going so she shares a lot of first hand stories of the life there. We started with Mass at her church in Phillipi township. Everyone at the church welcomed us with open arms. The service was an amazing experience as it was Youth Day, honoring all the youth who led the 1980's uprising against apartheid. It was an experience to realize that many of those same youth could be in the church with us. The music was fabulous with many in the congregation dancing. Everone sings! After that, we stopped at Langa township and Khayelitsha, Capetown's largest township. We stopped at a shabeen and several houses. It really makes an impression to see all the entrepreneurs in the townships. Many people have phone cards companies, barber shops, small grocery stores. We stopped at Vicki's B&B which has charming, spotless rooms and a gracious hostess. If we had known, we would have stayed there. Everyone we met was upbeat about life and it really made a great impression on us and especially our teenage sons. They still talk about our tour there.