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Ways to Experience Xhosa Culture in South Africa

By Viator, May 2018

4.5 178 Reviews | Add your review

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 131 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 $77.13
Half-Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Cultural Tours
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Half-Day Lesedi Cultural Village Tour from Johannesburg

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.80
Township Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Township Tour in Cape Town

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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.)

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Cradle of Human Kind Tour and Lesedi Cultural Village Day Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, ... 
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Cradle of Human Kind Tour and Lesedi Cultural Village Day Tour from Johannesburg

Experience both of these places in a day filled with history and culture. Lesedi Cultural will bring you the diverse cultures of South Africa and how they ...  Read more

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

From USD $191.43
Lesedi Cultural Village, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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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 $92.58
Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Cultural Tours
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Township Cultural Tour from Cape Town

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

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The Lion Safari Park and Lesedi Cultural Village, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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The Lion Safari Park and Lesedi Cultural Village

This is a tour that will expose you to the different cultures of Southern Africa. You be will be guided through the different homesteads of the Xhosa, Ndebele, ...  Read more

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

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Traditional Tribal Village Tour, Johannesburg, Cultural Tours
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Traditional Tribal Village Tour

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

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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township 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 $44.51
2-Day Whale Watching and Wine Tasting Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Venture down south with this action-packed 2-day trip from Cape Town along the scenic Cape Whale Route – offering some of the best land-based whale watching ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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