• Liziwe's Tours
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    7750, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Township Tour

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: Half or full day trips available
  • Group size: No limits specified, please confirm group size with the operator
  • Tour departs from: Cape Town
  • Price: On request

Tour Highlights

  • District 6 Museum
  • Gugelethu Seven Monument
  • Amy Biehl Monument
  • Mzoli's place
  • Sangoma
  • Shebeen
  • School/Creche
  • African beer (Umqombothi)

Suitable for those interested in City, Cultural, Historical, Township

Details

This is a full day visit to the poverty stricken “Townships” of Cape Town. Experience Township life, visit a school and creche (optional)and be entertained by the school’s cultural groups, converse with the locals.

The tour starts with a visit to the District 6 Museum, followed by a drive through the District 6 area. From there we will visit Langa Cape Town's oldest standing township where you will have the option of going to see a Sangoma (The traditional healer of the township).We will then tour Bonteheuwel a colored township explaining how the colored people were forcibly removed and dumped on the Cape Flats.

We will then proceed to Guguletu and visit the Amy Biehl and Guguletu seven memorials.These monuments were erected to honour the students who died in the struggle against apartheid.Visit a township school (optional) and take a fourty minute walking tour into the informal settlements to view the conditions of shack living.Visit inside a shack,the spaza shop,shebeen,creche and the watering points.

Lunch will be at Mzoli's place (Shisa Nyama)a barbecue hotspot in Guguletu,eat with the locals and soak in the township atmosphere.

Finally we can stop and taste traditional African beer (Umqombothi) in a shack a favourite amongst visitors whom want an authentc African experience.


Past Clients Said

8 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

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. The tour included a visit to the District 6 museum, the district 6 area, Langa township and Gugulethu. Andrew is such a lovely person and he explains the history,geography and politics of the areas as you go. I highly recommend this tour.

December 2015

Colette (Castlebar)

Verified reviewexcellent

I cannot praise this tour enough! Andrew is an absolutely phenomal tour guide (and person!), who presents the real, honest image of South Africa. He extremely knowledgeable, and provides a personal, unique perspective on the townships that you can't get anywhere else. It was interesting, enjoyable- and for those who may be nervous, it's completely safe- I actually felt more at home, and in the township than I did in the rest of Cape Town!) It was eye openning; definately one of the highlights of my trip. This is something that just can't be expirienced from the other side of commerical tourbus. It's a MUST for anyone going to Cape Town

December 2012

Sarah (Halifax)

Verified reviewexcellent

Andrew is a fantastic tour guide. Whitey accompanied us on the tour and expertly drove us to the various township destinations that Andrew had planned for us. We visited a traditional healer, which was a very powerful experience---strong vibes. We shared traditional beer (umqomboti) with the woman who brewed it and visited a shebeen. We also visited a primary school, had lunch at a busy braai place, Mzoti's, and took a walking tour of the informal shacks accompanied by Donald, who explained what it's like to live without running water, without indoor plumbing and without garbage pick up. Everyone we met in the township was very friendly. It seems like everyone knows Andrew and Whitey, and all have big smiles and a hearty hello for them. It truly was an enriching and awakening experience to see a small glimpse of life in the township and a small introduction into Xhosa culture. We highly recommend that everyone who is interested in life and culture of South Africa visit a Township. Liziwe's Tours directed by Andrew are fantastic. One is able to get on the street and meet the neighbors and share a moment in life. It's a moving experience.

November 2011

Tom (Moscow, Idaho, USA)

Verified reviewexcellent

One of the biggest highlights of our family holiday to Cape Town was our Township Tour arranged with Andrew. We would like to thank Andrew and Duke for a really inspirational tour of amongst other things a trip to the Sangoma, an amazing visit to the primary school in Gugulethu where we visited every class, a walk through the community meeting everyone on the way. We even saw where a scene in our favourite film, Invictus, was filmed! Lunch was at a brilliant location and will never be forgotten! Andrew gave us a real insight into life in the community for which we really cannot thank him enough. For ourselves and our teenage children it was an experience that will stay with us forever and we keep looking at the photos of the happy, smiley faces that greeted us at every turn. We loved the fact that we walked, and were not just driven around to view other peoples' lives from the comfort of a minivan. Andrew and Duke, thank you so much again for the wonderful tour!

August 2011

Julia G (London, UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

I was recently part of a small group of architecture students from UCT doing a research project on the urban upgrade of Guguletu. We realised that we needed assistance with interviewing local people on their perspective of new developments in the area. I saw Liziwe's ad on the internet and contacted Andrew to ask whether they will be willing to give us a special, "more academic" tour of Gugs. And thanks to Andrew and Bulelani driving us around and translating for us, we managed to get all the info needed and had a wonderful time doing so. Thanks to Liziwe, Andrew and Bulelani! Cheers, Wilna

April 2010

Wilna Rust (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

Thanks to Andrew, we had an unbelievable tour. Instead of taking us on a tour, Andrew led us in a way that we experienced the area. It was a very moving, powerful and eye opening experience. Thanks so much Andrew and Zanta.

February 2010

Sean Russell (Toronto, Canada)

Verified reviewexcellent

I have Andrew to thank for an amazing day in the townships. The tour was not only interesting and educational but very eye opening. I loved Andrew's approach to the tour as well. While he helped us understand the reality of township life his focus was on showing the strengths and positive aspects of the townships. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Cape Town.

February 2010

Claire C (Toronto)

Verified reviewexcellent

A township tour was something I vowed not to do - it felt too intrusive, too voyeruristic. I was, however, convinced by others to seek out Andrew of Liziwe's Tours. Andrew believes in stopping the van, getting out and meeting the people. We interacted and learned. We ate at a sidewalk braii, bought a sheep's head which we shared with locals, and even bought a communal pot of fermenting beer in a township bar (I use that term loosely). So we did our (very) small bit to contribute to the local economy. We didn't feel unsafe and even had a gentleman come up to us and thank us for our interest in the townships. Township tour are becoming popular which may change the way the tours are received by those living there - which is even more reason to use someone like Andrew who actually lives in a Township and has an excellent feel for what is appropriate and what's respectful. This is an important part of South Africa and I wish South Africans themselves would take the tour.

February 2010

Sharon Mohr (Toronto, Canada)

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