Half Day Township Cultural Tour: Join us for a unique experience travelling through the three South Africa’s: The birth – where it all started, Apartheid South Africa – a dark time of oppression, and, the New South Africa – what has changed since Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. The tour affords the opportunity to connect, mingle and share cultural principles with the local community. Visit the Malay Quarter (also known as the Bo-Kaap, which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain), where we share its history with the arrival of the Dutch in 1652. The Bo-Kaap has been closely associated with Cape Town’s Muslim community and is one of the city’s oldest areas. Drive through District Six, sharing its history where 60,000 people were uprooted when Apartheid became a law.
The tour continues to Langa, the oldest black township, where we’ll learn about the history of Langa and how people have improved their homes ever since they were offered ownership compared to what it used to look like during the years of Apartheid. Tour continues to “shanty town Khayelitsha”, the largest black township in Cape Town. Here we visit the Philani Empowerment Centre, where locals are taught basic life skills (weaving / arts & crafts, etc. ); we visit to a shack to experience the living conditions; and we drive through middle-class Khayelitsha to experience some of the recent achievements, such as new housing developments, shopping malls, hospitals, a swimming pool and a magistrate’s court, under the leadership of Nelson Mandela.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up and drop off available from Cape Town city center.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Min. Age: 2 years.
Others: The Sunday morning tour includes a visit to a church service in Langa.