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Address: Gugu S'Thebe, cnr Washington & Church Streets | Langa Township, Cape Town Central 7735, South Africa
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+27 72 499 7866
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Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership...

Vamos is deeply embedded in the Langa Township through its ownership (Siviwe), tour guides (Siviwe, Nathi, Gladstone, Abosh), and community involvement (Happy Feet Youth Project). Touring with Vamos is like being a guest in our neighbourhood! We live here, this is our home and you are our special guest.Our experiences too, are different. We take smaller groups on interactive walking or cycling tours around Langa. We visit friends in their homes and shacks, we hear their stories, we show you their businesses, we share traditional Xhosa beer, we smell sidewalk barbecues, (taste if you'd like), visit shebeens and spaza stores. We want to share with you, a slice of life in the townships.On weekday mornings, your tour will include a meal, usually a barbecue at the well-known Mzoli's in Guguletu. Our afternoon tours include a visit to the Happy Feet Youth Project. On Sundays, we include a visit to a Gospel Church. The unexpected thing about a tour with Vamos, is that most guests come away feeling positive and inspired. Our tours are not about poverty .... yes you will see signs of poverty, but rather our tours are about people and how they are lifting themselves out of their poverty. Positive, resilient, hopeful people who are friendly, welcoming and proud of their culture and history.

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Township Tour

Great experience and very informative. Gladstone our tourguide showed us everyting. We would recommend to everybody with a open heared.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience and very informative. Gladstone our tourguide showed us everyting. We would recommend to everybody with a open heared.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a warm morning, we spent two hours bicycling the Langa Township area with a brilliant guide, whose name I unfortunately have forgotten. He facilitated access to a local dwellers' shack home, where they told about the history of their settlement there. I've been asked not to mention names, so as to not bring too much attention to the people... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great morning under the guidance of Gladstone who showed us around Langa township. From the inside of a squatter's shelter to a men's hostel to a gospel church service and finally a visit to the Happy Feet Youth Project... we learned a lot and have a much better appreciation for the situation of people living in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I booked this tour mainly on the basis of reviews. Gladstone, our guide was wonderful in every way. There were only four of us on the tour and we specifically chose the Sunday to be able attend part of the Gospel Church Service. Gladstone was incredibly informative and from the start, you're traversing small alleyways between shacks... More 

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Garth A, Manager at Vamos Township Tours, responded to this review

Hello Alison. So nice of you to take the time to write about your experience in Langa. We're of course delighted that you enjoyed spending time with Gladstone in Langa. There's a neighbourliness, genuine friendliness and a "sense of village community" around here that seems to strike a cord with visitors from other parts of the world. We're Glad you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This township tour was one of the highlights of our entire trip to South Africa. I had read about vamos some years ago in a Berlin newspaper and made the arrangement by email well in advance. Everything worked extremely well. Gladstone, our guide, is a local from Langa himself and knows his way around there very good. The people we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent guide that personally lives in Langa and knows everyone by name. If you are looking for tour where you get to go and visit people's houses, talk to locals, hear their life stories, interact with children and much more, definitelly book tour with Vamos :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Gladstone our guide was incredible - this tour shows you the tough as well as the good of life for many, many South Africans. It told a story of hardship paired with resilience, hope and success. It really is a must-do in CT!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a walking tour with Nathi during our recent trip to Cape Town. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of townships and made us feel at ease. Highly recommend Vamos Tours and especially Nathi!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We went on the township tour yesterday with Vamos Tours . It was an incredible experience and the guide was great - very knowledgable and insightful about life in the townships. I would highly recommend. Tip is to take lots of small ish notes with you as there are lots of opportunities to donate or buy things. Make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We have been on a Township Tour on Sunday Morning and also for a cycling tour through the township of Langa in Cape Town. Both Guides Gladstone and Thando gave us a lot of information about housing, everyday life, history and also the community projects such as Gugu S'Thebe in Langa which is a nice cultural experience to see the... More 

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