What do we call Township in South Africa? it is an informal settlement caused by segregation where black South Africans flew with their lives for better life away from white domination in South Africa. With our Township Tour, you experience the ways of life and how our people residing in this informal settlement and how they survive the harsh reality of living, often confronts black South Africans. Guest acknowledge township tour as one of the most memorable experience relating to our culture, tradition and ways of life, on their visit. A visit to township gives you a better understanding of the real South Africa community. District Six Museum (Close on Sundays and Public holiday): District Six (Afrikaans Distrik Ses) is the name of a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town, South Africa. Over 60,000 of its inhabitants were forcefully removed in1970s by the apartheid regime. The area of District Six is now partly divided between the suburbs of Walmer Estate, Zonnebloem, and Lower Vrede, while the rest is undeveloped land.
Langa is the oldest township in South Africa, it was a designated settlement for black Africans in 1923. Langa literarily means “Sun”. Langa was actually named after Langalibelele, rebel chief of the amaHlubi, who was sent to Robben Island by the British authorities in 1873. His name means ‘the sun is boiling hot’. In terms of the 1923 Urban Areas Act. Langa is one of the many areas in South Africa that were designated for Black Africans before the apartheid era and was the location of much resistance to apartheid. Visit to the Langa township community project centre called Guga’sthebe Cultural Centre. In recent years, the township has started to be rejuvenated as part of the visiting tourists investment in improving life and infrastructures in the informal settlement. The Guga’sthebe Cultural Centre was opened in 2005 and is now the site of many community and cultural activities. Culturally, Langa is relatively homogeneous, with most of the residents belonging to the Xhosa tribe.
Gugulethu was establish in 1958, located on the Cape flat, situated 18km South-East of Cape Town. Gugulethu means “Our Pride”. An area popularly known for braai where members of the community and visitors comes together to understand the culture behind braai in South Africa.
Khayelitsha was established in 1980s, situated 30km from Cape Town. It is the largest Township in Cape Town. Khayelitsha means “New Home”.
CAPE TOWN TOWNSHIP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- District Six Museum(Close on Sundays)
- District Six Area Drive
- Langa-The first and oldest formal and informal settlement(Township)
- Township Walking Tour for about ± 2hrs
- Visit to the Township Community Project Centre
- Visit a SHEBEEN, an informal tavern
- Visit to Community Township School
- Free Time to interact in the Community Centre
- Drive through Bonteheuwel, the Coloured Township, Lunch in Township
- Gugulethu (Our Pride), second oldest Township.