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Community Tour : A Township Experience

Langa, Khayelitsha

Activity Description

Experience South African culture first-hand by exploring the oldest township in the Western Cape. Help Local Knowledge give back to our community as part of the tour cost goes towards donations to one of our several community outreach programs. Hear the inspiring stories of members of the community and experience how they choose to uplift their area and help upskill the abilities of their fellow neighbours.

We ask all guests to meet at our central location (The Strangers Club-1 Braemar Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005) promptly at 10:00 AM. Once all our guests are on-board, we begin our journey to the Langa Township. The first stop is the Likhewezie Day Care centre. Guests will be given the opportunity to deliver donations and interact with the children. Please note that a portion of your tour cost goes towards buying donations for the children. From Likhewezie we will make our way to the Guga Sthebe centre where you will learn about the upskilling projects currently underway in the Langa township. Guests will be given the chance to join an African drum circle and learn how to play a variety of African instruments and sing the traditional songs. Next, guests will be taken to a traditional ‘shack’ to experience a Umqombothi beer tasting. The next stop is one of our favourites as we join a local resident in the home he built using nothing but recycled materials found in Langa. Our local resident, ‘Tata Shooter’, provides a lesson self-reliance and proactiveness as he discusses the innovation program that he teaches at local schools. Our last stop allows guests the opportunity to enjoy some local food, have a few drinks and enjoy some vibey music at the local’s favourite spot!

Arrangements

Duration9 hours
WhenYear Round
WhereThe Strangers Club (1 Breamer Road, Greenpoint.)
WeatherWeather dependent Service
What to WearBe Prepared for all weather conditions. Comfortable clothing, Casual wear.
Things to BringWater bottle, casual wear, something warm and cash for additional food and drinks.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly Paying Guests Allowed

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsTransport and driver, local guides, drum lesson, traditional beer tasting, entrance fees at all locations and all donations.
ExclusionsMeals (vegetarian option available upon request), drinks and gratuities.

Notes

Highlights: Delivering donations to the Likhewezie Day Care, visiting the traditional art studios in Guga Sthebe, joining an African drum ‘jam session’ and learning how to play a traditional instrument, Umqombothi beer tasting, visiting a traditional ‘shack’, contributing to a community leader’s upliftment program and traditional African lunch

Meet at central location: 10:00 AM
Drop-off: Between 16:00 and 16:30 PM

All guests must notify us if they have any specific dietary requirements or medical issues.

Customer Reviews

Von Locals, über Locals und mit Locals. In einer kleinen Gruppe ( 4 Personen) durften wir die die Orte kennenlernen, die ein großer Teil von Südafrika ist. Die Townships. Die Geschichte und die Menschen. Ich habe das gefühl bekommen die Menschen und das Land besser kennenzulernen. Weit weg von der Schicki micki Gesellschaft. Nick war unser Tourguide an dem Tag. Er hatte wirklich Ahnung und konnte jede Frage beantworten. Es wirkte nicht aufgesetzt. Es war eher ein "Komm ich zeig dir meine Stadt" - Jana




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