Day Trip - Private Langa Township tour
We start off with a drive through the former suburb of District Six (renamed Zonnebloem in the 1980’s but the name never stuck for reasons your guide will explain). This lively quarter of Cape Town is... [continued]
At a Glance
We start off with a drive through the former suburb of District Six (renamed Zonnebloem in the 1980’s but the name never stuck for reasons your guide will explain). This lively quarter of Cape Town is South Africa’s flagship example of how communities, religious congregations and whole families were torn apart by the cruel system of Apartheid and the passing into law of the Group Areas act in Parlaiment, a short distance away. A visit to the nearby District Six Museum will provide further insights into this diverse community and show how the spirit lives on in the memories of those families that called it home.
We then visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town for a 2 hour walking tour of the community with your specialist guide. Visit the local market, an art & crafts centre, a crèche offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children and if time allows a traditional healer. Experience the locals warm hospitality as you are invited into their homes and hostels for a unique, personal insight into their daily lives.
You can combine your morning with the 1:00pm or 3:00pm tour of Robben Island (book and pay separately here and subject to availability) and have your guide drop you off at the Nelson Mandela Gateway building to board your ferry. Upon returning after roughly 3,5 hours, you can explore the bustling V&A Waterfront and maybe enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel via taxi in your own time.
We start with a tour of District Six. See the oldest mosque in S.A. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures. We visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, and see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and we visit a traditional healer. Experience the warm hospitality of a local B&B. We visit a crèche offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children. We also visit Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial.
Complete your cultural experience by extending the morning Township Visit Tour to include a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon. Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years.
Your return to your hotel is included.
Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable.
Subject to weather, ferry schedule and seat availability.