Connect with our heritage as you experience the exciting history of our democracy... Take a township tour to Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats and experience an authentically African day out.

Join us for a unique experience travelling through the three South Africa‟s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The tour affords the opportunity to interact, mingle and exchange cultural values with the local community. You will be welcomed in the traditional African manner in the townships of Langa (the oldest formal township) &Khayalitsha (the largest informal settlement). The tour includes visits to the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain, the Philani Empowerment centre in Khayalitsha, where locals are taught basic life skills (weaving / arts & crafts etc), a walking tour in “shanty town Khayalitsha” with a local guide, with a visit to his shack to experience local living conditions, followed by a drive through the middle-class Khayalitsha, to share some of the achievements, such as new housing developments, shopping malls, hospitals, swimming pool & magistrate‟s court, under the leadership of Nelson Mandela

Collection: +/- 09h00 or 13h30 (Monday-Friday)
Duration: 3½ hours

01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2016
R545 per person


All entrances as per itinerary.



All other entrance fees not stated in itinerary

Collection: +/- 09h00 or 13h30 (Monday-Friday)
Duration: 3½ hours

Tour at a Glance

  • Regions: Township
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Validity: 2015-16
  • Min Pax: 2
  • Highlights: Township
  • Departure Dates: Monday-Friday
  • Meals: None