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Ways to Experience Xhosa Culture in South Africa

By Viator, May 2018

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Roughly 8 million Xhosa people live in South Africa, where their language—which includes some intriguing clicks—is the second-most common tongue. Here are some of the best ways to experience Xhosa culture and learn more about this Bantu ethnic group.

  • Enjoy traditional storytelling and dance at five traditional villages—Xhosa, Zulu, Basotho, Pedi, and Ndebele—at the Lesedi Cultural Village just outside Johannesburg.
  • Delve into the apartheid history of the Xhosa, who were denied citizenship and forced to relocate, on a guided history tour of Cape Town.
  • Visit the home of Nelson Mandela, who played a crucial role in the South African quest for freedom and was one of the most famous members of the Xhosa tribe.
  • Learn about the forceful removal of Xhosa residents during apartheid at Cape Town’s District Six Museum.
  • Explore Knysna Township, a peaceful Xhosa community where you’ll meet residents face to face, taste traditional Xhosa beer, and learn about day-to day life and traditional practices.

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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island, Cape Town, null
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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129 Reviews

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 $80.58
Lesedi Cultural Village, Johannesburg, Cultural Tours
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Lesedi Cultural Village

Enjoy an authentic African experience on this half day tour. We take you to Lesedi Cultural Village, where you will enjoy the rich African culture first hand. ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.72
Half-Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Cultural Tours
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Half-Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg

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Lesedi Cultural Village showcases the different tribes of South Africa and their indigenous cultures that will make you appreciate South Africa Culture. Home ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $69.79
Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town

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Learn about the rich cultural history of Cape Town, while visiting Langa and going on a drive through sightseeing of Gugulethu townships in the Cape Flats, an ...  Read more

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

From USD $44.27
Traditional Tribal Village Tour, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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Traditional Tribal Village Tour

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Incredible half day tour of a traditional South African Tribal village. With daily departures, this tour will introduce you to the culture, history and ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.23
Township Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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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 $46.13
Knysna Township Tour, Garden Route, Half-day Tours
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Knysna Township Tour

This is an experience that will chance your life and the way you think. It will chance your perspective on South Africa and its peoples, it will bring hope and ...  Read more

Location: Knysna, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $8.93
Lesedi Cultural Village Half Day Tour from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cultural Tours
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Lesedi Cultural Village Half Day Tour from Johannesburg and Pretoria

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Located near the Hartbeespoort Dam in South Africa's North West province, Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural Village is a flagship cultural tourism destination ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $158.10
Lesedi Cultural Village, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi Cultural Village is one of the best tourist attractions in South Africa, allowing visitors to really explore the glorious diversity of the people of ...  Read more

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

From USD $119.04
Full Day Township scheduled (shared) tour with Robben Island boat trip, Cape Town, Cultural Tours
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Full Day Township scheduled (shared) tour with Robben Island boat trip

We invite you to join us on a visit to one of the most popular tours in Cape Town - Robben Island boat trip and museum tour. Then, embark on a walking tour of ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.56

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