Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals chaneg the lives of many people, to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.
Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. You will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear the stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life.
You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came.
After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here move onto a Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer.
Finally move to Khayelitsha - the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa today. Its local name is Xhosa, which means "new home". Here you will get to meet with some of the township entrepreneurs who are breathing new life in to these historic towns.
If you're fortunate enough to be on this tour on a Sunday, you'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships.