Wanderer’s Cape Town Township Tour takes visitors on a guided visit to the lesser known but no- less exciting parts of Cape Town. The recommended township itinerary starts with a visit to the long march to freedom which is a growing collection of currently 100 life size bronze statues starting with rebel leaders and freedom fighters from the 1700’s and ending with Nelson Mandela representing the democracy of South Africa all against the breathtaking backdrop of Table Mountain. The next highlight is South Africa’s largest and fastest growing township Khayelitsha before spending a few hours exploring South Africa’s oldest township Langa. In Langa you will get the opportunity to visit the arts and craft centre, try the local beer should you wish and also visit a local home to get a real feel of what life in the township is like.
This eye-opening experience will introduce you to the unique rhythm of township life, which is likely to be very different from anything you have ever experienced before.When we enter the township you are joined by a local resident guide from the area to ensure your tour is both an authentic and educational experience Visitors get to speak with locals, enjoy their food, music, arts and crafts, and a glimpse of what daily life is really like for most South Africans.
The Cape Flats, the low-lying, sandy region connecting the Cape Peninsula with the African continent, is where the majority of Cape Town’s nearly 4 million population live. Many of them in poor, underdeveloped or informal settlements, known as townships. Though living conditions in the townships are often difficult, they are home to vibrant communities with rich cultures and thriving businesses.
This tour has got to be our most highly recommended of the lot for so many reasons. The only unfortunate part is that over the years we have found some tourists with huge reservations regarding the township tour due to a very misguided moral standing regarding what the tour is about. I must assure you that the townships people and the City of Cape Town very much support and encourage this tour as it brings a lot of awareness and much needed cash flow into these lower income areas.
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