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Siviwe Township Tours

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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About Siviwe Township Tours
We specialize in eye-opening guided visits of Langa, Cape Town’s oldest township. You will learn about our culture, lifestyle, history, hopes and dreams and you will get the chance to interact with us locals along the way. The visit takes approximately 2-hours. Private tours are possible on request and can be tailored to suit your preferences. It's possible to use your own transport to get to the tour or have transport included. Safe parking is provided if you come with you own transport.
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Patrick wrote a review 14 May
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We booked our tour with Siviwe because we wanted something organised by locals and this was definitely a good choice. We parked our car at Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre, where we received a warm welcome. Don, our guide, introduced himself and explained about the history of Langa and some Xhosa customs. We then proceeded on a walking tour, visiting a hostel, some local businesses and meeting a lot of people. It was amazing how Don seemed to know every single person in Langa. Before, we had some safety and ethical concerns when deciding whether to do a township tour but we are very glad we did. We were welcomed by people that live under very different circumstances, but who show resilience, creativity and a much stronger sense of community than we are used to. As Don put it correctly "the situation in which you currently are, does not define who you are". We felt perfectly safe the entire tour and also our ethical concerns were clearly unfounded, as the Langa people seemed pleased to see that tourists are indeed interested in the stories of the locals. After the tour we went back to the Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre where were introduced to different artists and activities (crafts, sand painting, music). All in all this was a very positive experience that opened our minds and changed our perspectives. We highly recommend this tour. Don was a great guide, we learned a lot, and really enjoyed our visit. We spent about 3.5 hours in Langa, so we do recommend reserving enough time, as it is really worth it.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Alice R wrote a review 13 May
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We had a brilliant tour with Zuzi, really informative with a relaxed atmosphere and a great mix of parts of the township to see. Zuzi's connection to her community gave so many insights and we felt really welcomed. Perfect length of time. Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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MaraFra29 wrote a review 13 May
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In April my husband and I went on a township tour with Nela, who was a great guide :) It was an eye opening experience that we recommend to everyone visiting Cape Town. The opportunity to ask questions meet and talk to people who live in Langa and learn about and experience „Ubunto“ yourself shouldn’t be missed. Langa is vibrant, colorful and driven by a great sense of community. So many inspiring people. We felt absolutely safe. Thanks Nela, for showing us around :)
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Date of experience: April 2022
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robinho1967 wrote a review 08 May
Randers, Denmark2 contributions
Suzi was the best on a superb tour. To see the daily life in the Township was an eyeopener. Not least for my 12 years old son: "Interesting, fun - and serious."
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Britta F wrote a review 05 May
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To do the tour with Nati through the Langa Township was the best decision. Nati is super knowledgeable about the history of the townships and about life in Langa today. He guided us through the township while answering all of our questions in-depth. Since he seems to know almost everyone in Langa, he was able to tell us anecdotes about the people in Langa which made the tour even more informative. Definitely a must-do in Cape Town, especially if you want to get a different perspective on the city than only seeing the touristic areas.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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