Join us on a half day full colour exploration of the Cape Flat's captivating street art scene and get a glimpse into the colourful and characterful communities that live amongst it.
View the work of local and international street artists who use murals as a platform to activate positive change in their community.
South Africa has a bold history of colourful streets. With the expansion in South Africa's informal economy, street vendors and traders are competing for people's attention. And so, their shops have to be the brightest, their signs the loudest and graphics the boldest!
Experience the creative use of art as a form of expression used to showcase cultural diversity, heritage, history and social issues.
Visit to Langa, South Africa's oldest surviving township .
Visit to Guga S'thebe, a cultural village in the heart of the township.
Learn about the history and heritage of South Africa's townships, from the oldest neighbourhood to the modern townships.
Explore the Cape Flat's captivating street art scene and view the work of local and international street artists.
Feast on typical goodies like fat cakes (delicious crispy dough balls, like a doughnut without the hole), amaqina (chicken feet), traditional beer and more.
Visit to South Africa's fastest growing township, Khayelitsha.
Visit to Lookout Hill.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transport, mineral water and entry.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Duration: 5-6 hours
Tour Departs from Cape Town, South Africa
Meeting point: 209 Beach road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Meet at Sea Point Promenade bus stop, across the road from La Perla Restaurant
Starting time: 9.00 AM
Ending point: 209 Beach road, Sea Point, Cape Town
One of our friendly local guides will meet you in Sea Point at the designated meeting spot. The tour departs at 09h00. From Sea Point, we will begin our journey to the Cape Flats, formally know as the Cape's townships. Along the way, we will take a short drive through Woodstock, a quirky suburban vicinity located on the hills of Devil's Peak. Woodstock is one of the oldest suburbs in Cape Town and also one of the hippest
You will be driven a short distance to Langa, South Africa's oldest township. Not only did Langa play a pivotal role in the anti-apartheid struggle, the township has developed a reputation for great local arts and crafts mainly through the development of the Guga S'thebe arts, culture and heritage village and the work of local and international street artists adding a touch of colour and character to the area.
Your first stop will be a visit to Guga S'thebe cultural centre located in the heart of the township. Decorated with polychromatic ceramic murals, this is one of the most impressive buildings in the townships: even more so that is has a new theatre, creatively constructed largely from recycled materials. In one of the several studio spaces here you can watch pottery being made and even treat yourself with some local crafts.
From Guga S'thebe, your guide will give you a short walking tour in Langa and view the work of local and international street artists. including the work of Ricky Lee Gordon, a Joburg born artist who uses murals to spark discussion on social issues that are faced by the community. Along the way you will be introduced to the fascinating world of informal businesses.
Prior to 1994, only a limited number of 'black owned' shops were permitted resulting in the development of informal businesses: selling vegetables, second hand clothing and cooked foods. Only a limited number of small shops were permitted resulting in the development of informal businesses: selling vegetables, second hand clothing, and cooked foods. For an informal business, being heard and being seen means being loud and noticeable. Your samosas must be the hottest, your amagqinya the crispiest and your hair styles like those of the celebs and soccer stars.
From Langa, we will drive a short distance to Khayelitsha, South Africa's fastest growing township to view the street art which includes a visit to O.R Tambo Hall and Khayelitsha mall to view the work of Breeze Yoko, a Cape Town-based multidisciplinary artist specialising in video/film and graffiti. He recently painted over 13 countries traveling mostly overland from Lagos to Amsterdam.
Your final stop will be a stop to Lookout Hill Tourism Centre. Lookout Hill is built on the largest remaining sand dune in the Cape Flats. The hill showcases spectacular 360-degree views of the township and beyond.
At approximately 01:30, we start our return to Sea Point where we will say our goodbyes. The tour will finish here but you're free to keep exploring the area. Don't forget to request some local tips on the best places to wine and dine in the township.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transport and mineral water.
Exclusions: Food and additional drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: There is no standard dress code for this tour.
Your Trip: For your adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children above the ages of 3 are permitted on this tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
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