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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap

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Cape Town, South Africa
Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visit some of Cape Town’s most important and oldest settlements during this cultural tour of the Mother City. Tour Bo-Kaap, the colorful Malay Quarter, and the oldest township in the city Langa. Stop at a shebeen (tavern) for a drink (own expense) and to meet some of the locals.
  • Culture and township tour from Cape Town, led by a professional guide
  • See the brightly colored houses and Cape Malay architecture in Bo-Kaap
  • Visit Langa, the city’s oldest and largest township, and learn about Xhosa culture
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
District 6 drive through
Langa drive through with photo stop
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Cultural Tour (morning option)
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Cultural Tour (afternoon)
11/1/2020 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Friday:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022
Monday - Friday:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your tour with a trip to the Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town. This area, also called the Malay Quarter, is easily recognizable because of its colorful houses. Residents are largely descended from slaves from Malaysia, India, and Sri Lanka who were brought over by the Dutch colonists in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Next, visit Langa, Cape Town’s oldest formal township, established in 1927. Explore the settlement with your guide and discover how the lively community—which was established pre-apartheid—is suffused with the history and culture of the Xhosa people, one of the largest cultural groups in South Africa. If your tour takes place on a Sunday, enjoy a short visit at a service at a local church. 

Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bo-kaap
discuss the arrival of an expedition of Dutch sailors.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vehicles are not wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Sunday morning tour includes a short visit to a church service +- 20 - 30 minutes
  • Tour departs mondays to fridays morning or afternoon
  • Tours departing Saturdays, sundays and public holidays are operated in the morning only
  • Guests will be notified the day prior of collection time.
  • Should guests hotel not be listed, guest are to contact the office 48 hours prior to confirm if we will be able to collect and drop off at the relevant hotel.
  • Should we receive a booking with no pick up and drop details, guests are requested to contact the office, 48 hours prior to tour departure date. failure to provide us with pick up and drop off details, will result guest not receiving a pick up time and missing the tour and no refund will be provided.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap.

    Reviews

    4.5
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    31 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

    Showing 1-10 of 31 reviews
    star-5
    Backpackers
    Kim_B
    , Mar 2020
    Our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable with local information! Gained a real feel to local life in Bo Kaap and Langa!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your Cultural tour with us.
    star-5
    Honest enlightening tour
    Pamela_E
    , Feb 2020
    We were happy we took this tour to learn about what happened during and post-apartheid to so many in Cape Town. The news we heard abroad years ago only introduced us to what the people have endured over the years. Ian did an excellent job guiding us on this emotional journey for us learning the difficulties suffered over the years and the possibility of change in the future.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your Township experience Tour.
    star-4
    Learned a lot
    Navigator55130350033
    , Oct 2019
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable so we learned a ton. However, I wish we would have spent a little bit more time walking around one we were in Langa. We basically stayed in the museum the whole time and then walked to grab water so we more so saw the townships from the vehicle.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
    Good Day, Thank you for taking the time and provide us with your feedback. We value your suggestions, as this will assist us to enhance the tour.
    star-5
    Tour of Bo-Knapp District & Langa Township
    Sylvia3144
    , Oct 2019
    We were very pleased with both of these tours. We were the only ones in a private vehicle booked to learn about both of these Districts. Our driver was very informative as he lived himself in Langa Township. Learning about these two districts in South Africa near the City of Cape Town introduced us to how the less fortunate people of the area live, and, the ongoing efforts made by the existing Government to change these areas for the better for the inhabitants presently living there, by building newer, more habitable houses for them.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
    Good Day Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your excursion to the Township.
    star-5
    Bhegisisa (Gladstone) deserve accolades
    ZBIGNIEW_I
    , Sep 2019
    Bhegisisa (Gladstone) our tour guide deserve accolades for providing us with insightful introduction to the history too often unknown to the world outside of South Africa’s struggle for an equality.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
    Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your complimentary feedback of the guide. We will be sure to pass it on.
    star-4
    This was an excellent tour and my...
    Marianne R
    , Oct 2017
    This was an excellent tour and my daughter and I were the only two on it. We spent more time in Langa than Khayelitsha because we found the museum in the Langa community centre to be so interesting and sobering. Our guide had spent considerable time staying with a friend who lived in Khayelitsha when they were teenagers, and he later had cause to go there regularly because one of his jobs before becoming a tour guide was collecting bodies of the deceased, often at night, with poor lighting and no proper addresses. We could only imagine the incredibly difficult conditions he worked under. The only regret we have is not having booked with Roots Africa Tours directly, because Viator contracted it out to Springbok Tours who contracted it out to Roots Africa, so at the end of the day our guide would have received very little compensation for his efforts.
    star-5
    I booked this tour for my spouse and...
    Helen P
    , Oct 2017
    I booked this tour for my spouse and I before leaving for our African trip in early September 2017. I would highly recommend this tour which included a visit to Bo-Kaap as well as the townshipos of Langa and Khayelitsha. Our guide was Ed and he was extremely professional, very knowledgeable and approachable with questions about the townships and Capetown in general. Thanks Ed for your patience and making the tour enjoyable for us.
    star-4
    Great experience to see the...
    Peter A
    , Sep 2017
    Great experience to see the Townships and good explanation about District Six. Would have liked to have left the vehicle more often to walk around.
    star-5
    Great tour! Our guide was...
    Ellicia_P
    , May 2017
    Great tour! Our guide was really informative and friendly. Helped us also book a wine tour that fit within our schedule. He grew up during the apartheid era and gave us first hand accounts of life during that time. Overall amazing tour!
    star-5
    Our party of 6 ranged from 24 - 71...
    Jean_S
    , Mar 2017
    Our party of 6 ranged from 24 - 71 yrs. All of us very much enjoyed the tour and found it both informative and a wonderful experience. Owen our tour guide was a lovely man, very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions that we had. The highlight of our tour was our trip to Khayelitsha where we were lucky to have the opportunity to meet a group of young people that were having choir practice. They happily sang to us which was a joyous and moving experience. This tour was great value for money and I would highly recommend 10/10

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