Join us on a full day CLD (community led development) tour of Cape Town's townships.
The core focus of the CLD (community led development) tour is for visitors to see some of the innovative community led development projects and the inspiring people behind these initiatives.
Community-led development is a collaborative approach that enables existing local wisdom to unleash community capacity and build ownership of local situations and solutions.
Meet the people leading township development and be witness to their courage, creativity and passion.
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.
Visit to 18 Gangster Museum
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 'Spinach King' and hear the story of a township entrepreneur using spinach to promote healthy eating in his community.
Visit to Lookout Hill.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transport, mineral water and entry to 18 Gangster Museum.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Duration: 7-8 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
The tour departs from Sea Point at 09h00. You local guide will meet at the designated meeting spot where you will embark on your journey to the Cape Flats, an area that is home to the majority of black and 'coloured' Capetonians in Cape Town. Langa played a pivotal role in the anti apartheid struggle wit
As we travel through Cape Town you might notice a large open green space of undeveloped land on the slopes of Devil's Peak which became known as 'District 6'. This area was once home to a buzzing multicultural community of black people, coloured people and migrants from China, Europe, India and Australia. In 1966, District 6 was declared a 'white only' area resulting in the removal of 60,000 people from the area who were relocated to the Cape Flats over the next 15 years.
Your first stop will be the Guga S'thebe Arts and Cultural Village in the heart of Langa township. The centre is dedicated to the empowerment of the people of Langa and improving their socio-economical situation. Decorated with polychromatic ceramic murals, this is one of the most impressive buildings in the townships. The centre focuses on Arts & Culture. Here people are trained in several art forms as metal work and Pottery. There is a community theatre and people can join dance, arts & craft lessons, traditional dancing, choir training, music and poetry, and regular exhibitions expressing local and national art activities.
From the Guga S'thebe cultural centre, your guide will give you a walk around of the local neighbourhood. The township's original location was build between Bhunga Square and Jungle Walk. Bhunga Square was the centre of politics in Langa. Walter Sisulu and Robert Sobukwe (freedom struggle heroes) both spoke in Bhunga Square. You will also get a chance to see the old migrant accommodation.
From Langa, we will begin our approach towards Khayelitsha. Located along the N2 motorway, Khayelitsha is South Africa's fastest growing township. It's name 'Khayelitsha' means 'New Home' in isiXhosa. The townships huge dimensions and breathtaking views are impressive to any visitor.
You will first stop at 'Spinach King', a health foods café and bakery. The bakery was established by Lufefe Nomjana, a township entrepreneurs using spinach as a way to promote healthy eating his community.
Your next stop 18 Gangster Museum, the first of it's kind in South Africa, The tour will showcase the history of South African gangs. This innovative museum aims to helps South African Youth to better understand the treacherous path that too many of their friends take into gangsterism. 18 Gangster Museum seeks to offer a positive alternative.
You 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 16:30, 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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