Cape Town Central Tours
African Drum Circle & Jam
Get immersed in this experience hosted by a local changemaker! Enter the inspiring world underneath Cape Town's touristy surface. A Side by Side experience is the perfect, hands-on way to escape the tourist trap, live like a local, and make an impact. A percentage of every booking goes directly back to the changemakers we've partnered with in the form of year-end gifts: equipment, bursaries, and cash grants. To ensure your changemaker-hosted experience runs smoothly and guests' every last need is met, an SbS guide will be by your side throughout, from pick-up to drop-off (if you add the Hotel Pickup add-on). Your guide will provide you all the background info you need to know and settle the entrance fees on your behalf. Optionally add the Photoshoot add-on for HD pics/vids of you in action sent by Google Drive same day. Learn, laugh, imagine, bond, and come away a changed person after sharing this experience with some seriously inspiring locals.
R 512,83
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • 10% Charitable Pledge
  • Admission to Changemaker-hosted Experience
  • Tour Guide (experience facilitator)
What's not included
  • Add-Ons — excl. in "Bare-bones" option; incl. in options w/ Hotel Pickup, Meal, Photoshoot, etc.
  • Available for cash purchase from your guide
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Guga S'thebe, Washington St, Langa, Cape Town, 7455, South Africa
    Upon booking we'll send you detailed instructions with supporting Google Maps street view images to ensure you don't get lost.
Pickup details
  • If you'd added the Hotel Pickup option, but you're wanting to be collected from a location other than a hotel, please ensure the location you're waiting at has convenient and easy parking space or drop-and-go space.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Pushchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 158126P71

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 158126P71

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      • E8882HRjasminem
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        Enjoyed my “day in the life” experience
        I had the opportunity to join Jason in the Langa Township in Cape Town, South Africa. First of all, they show him so much love there! You can tell he put in time building relationships. I got to tag along while he ran some errands and he taught me some Xhosa and took a few photos of me. The photo shoot portion was a little rushed at the end because there was a lot going on, but he made sure I got to and away from the Township safely, which is super important. The Xhosa lesson was focused on common greetings, which I loved. He even made sure I practiced with some of the folks nearby a bit! Great job, Jason.
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