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Langa Township
Langa Township

Langa Township

Langa, Cape Town

The Basics

Langa Township’s historical significance and central location make it one of the most-visited townships in the country. Take a deep dive on modern-day life in the township on walking tours led by Xhosa locals. Or, learn about the community’s tumultuous history on a cultural tour that takes you through Langa and to surrounding townships and neighborhoods. Either way, traveling with a tour grants you access to parts of the township most tourists would not see on their own, giving you a more comprehensive understanding of the country’s history and culture.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • History and culture buffs should not miss the chance to visit Langa.

  • Sample local food and purchase souvenirs at the township’s craft market.

  • Wheelchair and stroller access is limited in the township.

  • Bring a camera—many tours include stops for photos.

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How to Get There

While you can reach the township by car or public transportation, the easiest way to visit is on a guided tour. Many guided trips include hotel pickup and drop-off, so you don’t have to worry about navigating Cape Town’s hectic streets.

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When to Get There

Langa is a dynamic community, so your experience can vary depending on the time you visit and the day of the week. For a quieter tour, visit in the morning. To see the streets buzzing with action, visit in the afternoon or evening. On Sundays, many tours include visiting a local church.

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The Townships of Cape Town

Visiting South Africa’s townships offers a window into the country’s culture and heritage that you cannot discover any other way. Langa is far from the only township in Cape Town, and many tours of Langa also include visits to Khayelitsha and Gugulethu so that you can get a broader perspective of the way of life in South Africa’s townships.

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