For the past five years, we have used Lizo Mgobizo's company, ProTeamSA for this tour. Lizo, also known as MC, is a local entrepreneur from Langa who specializes in this historical walking tour. This program consistently exceeds our expectations! Over the past 5 years, MC is constantly improving his services and employing more guides from Langa, contributing to the development of his community. Some background info on us-- we often book large group tours as part of an American university group on a development study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa. Personally, we work with over a dozen service providers all over the world, MC is in my top list of providers for his honest work ethic, great deals and awesome service.
The tour begins at a sports stadium in Langa with a tour guide, typically a young man or woman from the township. We typically start by visiting the hostels (not the kind of hostel Western travelers are used to) of the apartheid era where families often sleep 5-6 to a room. We walk through GuguS'Thebe, a community arts project. We also visit a sangoma, known as a traditional healer. We then walk onwards to a shabeen where we share a drink of traditional sorghum beer. Afterwards, we visit the Cheshire Home, which is a nursing facility which cares for disabled citizens. Lastly, we end with a fantastic meal at a local restaurant!
The tour can be anywhere between 2-4 hours. With 90+ on our tour, the total length of our tour is actually closer to 6-7 hours for a full day excursion.
MC comes highly recommended from our University.
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