About Cape Town Township Tour

Travellers that will be staying in Cape Town will know all of the popular must-see tourist attractions for any South African itinerary. These include Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Winelands, and Robben Island. But, township tours are fast becoming another of the non-negotiable attractions because these immerse visitors into the authentic African experience in a very special, memorable way.

Did you know? I brought my two teenagers to Capetown recently and they both agree that the highlight of the trip was the township tour we booked with Andrew of Liziwe's Tours ...

A Cape township tour takes visitors into the massive informal settlements on the outskirts of the city centre of Cape Town. These settlements (the largest and oldest of which are Langa, Gugulethu, and Khayelitsha) have millions of homes that vary from brick and mortar to wood and corrugated iron. But, they are more than just neighbourhoods. There are schools, spaza shops, shebeens (taverns), cafes, hair salons, and plenty more.

Visiting the township on a guided township tour invites visitors into this fascinating world. The knowledgeable guide will share information on the history of the areas, how they developed during the apartheid regime, and how they have evolved and grown over the recent generations. Many tours include a visit to a local school, a shebeen, and a selection of the businesses that are running from the township. Sometimes, song and dance performances have been prepared for the visitors, which is always a fantastic treat. The locals love meeting their South African and international visitors, answering their questions, and showing them around.

The townships have some excellent restaurants that serve traditional Xhosa and African dishes. Some tours include a visit to these eateries, where visitors can sample samp, steamed dumplings, mieliepap (a corn-based porridge), stewed meats, tasty vegetables, and traditional beer.

Going on a township tour in Cape Town is an awesome adventure for the whole family or larger tour groups, as well as for individuals and couples that want to see another side of Rainbow Nation. We highly recommend Liziwe's Tours who have been offering SA-Venues.com's Guests rewarding and sage tours since 2006.

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WhereCape Town Township Tours, Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa

WhenBy appointment only.

Telephone+27 (0)21 633-7406 or +27 (0)73 385-2911

OvernightStay in Cape Town Accommodation, Western Cape


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