Township Cultural Tour
Join us for a unique experience travelling experience in Langa!
The first stop is in the Malay Quarter (Bo Kaap). Here we discuss the arrival of an expedition of Dutch sailors in 1652 that proved to be a monumental turning point in the history of South Africa. Taking a short walk along the romantic cobble stone streets between the brightly coloured homes, your tour guide explains how the framework for racial segregation was established.
Passing some of Cape Town’s landmarks, a short drive brings us to District 6 where we drive through the now decaying ruins of what was once a flourishing mixed race community where 60 000 people lived and worked but was demolished to be reserved exclusively for white people.
The tour continues to Langa, the oldest Black African Township in Cape Town. Here we will enjoy a tour on bicycle to truly experience street life in the township. Along the way we elaborate on the restrictive legislation introduced by the Apartheid regime to enforce racial segregation. On arrival in Langa, we have a photo stop at the site that commemorates the student uprising of 1976; discuss the Pass Laws and the barracks built for African migrant workers.
Departs 09h00 and ends 12h30 (morning tour)
Departs 13h30 and ends 17h00 (afternoon tour)
Wear comfortable walking shoes, light jacket and sunscreen/hat
Fully guided tour and English speaking driver
Visits to Bo-Kaap, District Six and Langa