Township Tour Overview
Join us for a unique experience travelling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa and the New South Africa.
Departing from Cape Town city centre, 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. 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. If conducted on a Sunday morning, the tour includes a short visit to one of the local churches. Here guests are immersed into the charisma and vibrancy of how religion is practiced in the townships.
- Half Day
- Age 5+
- Cape Town