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Langa Township – Arts and Culture Tour

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In South Africa, the term township or location refer to the often underdeveloped racially segregated urban areas that, from the 19th century till 1994 – the era when apartheid came to an end, where reserved for non-whites, that is, Africans, Coloureds and Indians Townships where or are still referred to as locations or lokasies in Afrikaans and also called “Kasie” in slang, which is a short version of “lokasie”.

Townships have large informal settlements sprouting up in unexpected areas.

Despite all this, townships in South Africa are known to be very vibrant, steeped in history with a strong sense of togetherness and a great sense of belonging, community and cohesion. It is also a place where great entrepreneurial spirit thrives, with art and culture among the most notable characteristics of the townships.

Here is a place which doesn’t go to sleep especially during the pay days.

ITINERARY Experience - The Oldest Township in South Africa.

>Take a walk in Langa Township.

> Learn a bit of Xhosa for greeting the locals as you tour Langa.

> If its a Sunday morning visit local church for an African Worship experience. Visit Guga S'thebe Cultural Centre.

> Enjoy art, design and performance. You may even learn how to play the African drum Apartheid Hostel Visit

> Hear the heart-rending stories of great-grandchildren of migrant workers that lived in the ‘bachelor flats’ whilst their wives and kids worked at farms many kilometers.

> Learn the history of apartheid Art and Craft Market Visit

> Walk through the art and craft market where you have the opportunity to buy locally made art and craft. These include: *bead-work, *stone curving, *wooden sculptures, *wire art and craft and many more. *traditional dresses African Witch-doctor visit This witchdoctor is available for consultation by all visitors at a minimal price. Since Africans are very superstitious, meeting the witchdoctor will make you understand township life from a spiritual viewpoint.

Langa Taxi Rank See how the township transportation system works. At the taxi rank you will see many small businesses selling their wares and services including braai (barbecue). If fortunate, you might even catch some free public performances by local musicians and artists.

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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry To Gugas' Thebe Arts and Craft Centre + Community Centre
  • Opportunity To Buy Art and Craft
  • Learn to Play The African Drum (Djembe)


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible


  • Hotel/Pick Up - Drop Off Location


We pick up travelers from the hotel lobby and reception area in the 5km radius of the city of Cape Town. We also do pick ups from the Cape Town Cruise Ship Terminal

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