Cultural Experience

HALF DAY TRIP
4.3   (9 reviews)
  • About 4 hours
  • Cape Town
  • Easy cancellation

Description

Learn more about South African culture while experiencing the warm hospitality of a local family in their home in Langa Township. Listen to authentic South African stories as you enjoy an evening of good conversation, local music, delicious local traditional cuisine and umqombothi (traditional Xhosa beer). Your Cape township cultural experience begins with an early evening drive from the Cape Town CBD to the township of Langa situated in a region of the city known as the Cape Flats. Popularly known as “apartheids dumping ground”, this area became home to all those that the apartheid government recognised as “non-white” according to the Group Areas Act of 1950. Established in 1923, Langa is Cape Town’s oldest township and is one of the many places established before the apartheid era which were designated for Black Africans. After a drive through the township your cultural experience will commence with a visit to the home of a local Xhosa family. Culturally, Langa is predominantly homogenous, with most of its residents belonging to the Xhosa tribe. Here you will get the opportunity to hear their story in their own words and get an insight into their beliefs and traditions while you delight yourself with a delicious selection of traditional Xhosa delicacies accompanied by homemade ginger beer and umqombothi.

Within African culture, song and dance play an integral role in ritualistic practice, storytelling and entertainment. Experience the vibrant rhythms of African music as the family entertains you with traditional and contemporary African songs and dance. This cultural experience will leave you with a better understanding of South African culture, history and philosophy of Ubuntu (humanity towards others) as you will get a first-hand experience of this communities struggle to better themselves in the face of adversity. Wind off your evening in the township with a drive back to your hotel in Cape Town

Included

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Traditional meal and drinks

Excluded

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs



November, 2018

We booked 3 tours, all our guides were amazing and informative. The day was rushed due to booking staff miscommunicating pick up times and locations resulting in less time at certain places. We were also misinformed about the options such as Table Mountain, our driver could take us there at the end of our trip but couldn't give us a lift back due to wait times and another tour to begin for the afternoon. We distinctly requested a tour in order to go up the moutain when booking and so it was a surprise to hear from the guide that he couldnt wait for us in the end. All in all it seems like the booking staff have no idea about the locations or time constraints. It would certainly be an idea to get them to go on the tours in order to further explain the tours in detail. We felt as though it was just about booking and getting our money and then riding on the goodwill and informative guides to calm our patience.


January, 2011

We had a wonderful trip with Chippa to Langa on Nelson Mandela day and we
were impressed by his Happy Feet project! Good job


November, 2012

Very good selection of cape town tours. The cape peninsula tour, winelands tour, and the township tour are great!


June, 2019

Nice tour


November, 2016

Our guide, James, for the Township tour was brilliant! 😊 I highly recommend this tour.


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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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HALF DAY TRIP
R1483 per person
9 reviews
R1483 per person
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