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  • Address: Langa, Cape Town, South Africa
Settled in the mid-1920s as a designated area for black Africans, Langa Township is Cape Town’s oldest and largest township. This lively community, which was established pre-apartheid, is steeped in history of the Xhosa people. Even its name pays homage to a famous tribe member who rebelled against the government in the late 1800s and was later imprisoned at Robben Island.

Visitors can tour the community with local Xhosa guides and explore the streets of Joe Slovo, the largest informal settlement in the township. A monument recognizing those who lost their lives in anti-pass campaign protests during apartheid stands at the community’s center, as well as a newly opened craft market stocked with local handmade items and a recently renovated cultural and multi-purpose center.

Practical Info

Langa Township is located off the N2 Highway at exit 12. It is also accessibly by the Langa Railway Station. Visitors should allot several hours to explore the neighborhood to gain a real feel for the community, life and culture.

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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, null
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa and Khayelitsha Townships and Bo-Kaap

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Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage and get a snapshot of township life on this 3.5-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide at your side, take in the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.46
Cape Town Township: Private Guided Tour, Cape Town, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Cape Town Township: Private Guided Tour

Join this 3 to 4 hour Cape Town Township tour with a local tour guide. The tour consists of minimal walking for a better experience to interact with the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $75.17
Township Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, City Tours
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Township Tour in Cape Town

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 ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.35
Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Half-day Tours
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Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town

Learn about the rich cultural history of Cape Town, while visiting the Bo-Kaap, Bontehuewel, Langa and Gugulethu townships in the Cape Flats, an area which ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.10
Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

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Experience a thought-provoking guided tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Learn the sobering ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.47
Township Tour of Cape Town, Cape Town, Cultural Tours
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Township Tour of Cape Town

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Originally built as areas of segregation, Cape Town's townships are experiencing new life. On this tour guests visit two key township central business ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.18
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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour, Cape Town, Half-day Tours
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Cape Town Food Tasting Tour

Unleash your appetite for a 4-hour tasting tour of Cape Town's traditional food offerings. Brush up on the region's diverse food heritage as you travel via ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.48
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