Things To Do in GugulethuAmy Biehl Memorial Township Tours
Where? Amy Biehl Foundation, 7th Floor, 1 Plein Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
When? Monday to Thursday - Half day tours
Morning tour from 09h30 and the afternoon tour from 13h30.
Full day tour from 09h30
No tours available during the school holidays.
How? Call +27 (0)21 462-5052
How much? Price on request
More? See website
The Amy Biehl Memorial Township Tours offer visitors the opportunity to explore the cultural township of Gugulethu and to support the community through the programmes administered by the Amy Biehl Foundation, a non-profit organisation.
Whilst Amy Biehl was studying at the University of the Western Cape in 1993 as an exchange student on an American Fulbright Scholarship, she was tragically stabbed and stoned to death in Gugulethu by young supporters of the Pan African Congress who were later granted amnesty through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Amy Biehl Foundation was founded in 1997 to empower and develop the youth through educational and cultural programmes, to prevent youth violence, drug abuse, HIV/Aids and crime using a holistic approach to community development in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.
The foundation offers visitors a selection of township tours to take part in that are either half or full day. The tours inform visitors about the Amy Biehl story and give an overview of apartheid, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and some of the foundation’s work. Part of the tour is a trip to the Gugulethu township where visitors visit the Amy Biehl Memorial site and other places of interest including the various facilities set up by the Amy Biehl Foundation; a Golf Driving Range, Greening and Environmental sites and schools where visitors can interact with children and teachers. Also you may wish to enjoy a traditional Xhosa lunch.