In South Africa, the term township or location refer to the often underdeveloped racially segregated urban areas that, from the 19th century till 1994 – the era when apartheid came to an end, where reserved for non-whites, that is, Africans, Coloureds and Indians

Townships where or are still referred to as locations or lokasies in Afrikaans and also called “Kasie” in slang, which is a short version of “lokasie”.

Townships have large informal settlements sprouting up in unexpected areas.  Despite all this, townships in South Africa are known to be very vibrant, steeped in history with a strong sense of togetherness and a great sense of belonging, community and cohesion.

It is also a place where great entrepreneurial spirit thrives, with art and culture among the most notable characteristics of the townships. Here is a place which doesn’t go to sleep especially during the pay days.

DEPARTURE TIME Morning Trip Option: 8:00 AM for 8:30 AM OR
Afternoon Trip Option: 1:00PM for 1:30PM.
RETURN TIME Morning Trip 12:30PM:
Afternoon Trip 17:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing
Professional Guide Fully air-conditioned vehicle transportation
Tour Guide’s Tip

Visit the townships maybe you can learn one of the local lingo like “Aweeh my bru” meaning greetings my brother.


8.30 AM – 9.00 AM: Langa

Experience- The Oldest Township in South Africa.
  • Take a walk in Langa Township.
  • Learn a bit of Xhosa for greeting the locals as you tour Langa.
  • On Sunday morning visit local church for an African Worship experience.

9.00 AM – 9.30 AM: Gugas'thebe

Enjoy art, design and performance.

9.30 AM – 10.00 AM: Apartheid Hostels Visit

Hear the heart-rending stories of great-grandchildren of migrant workers that lived in the ‘bachelor flats’ whilst their wives and kids worked at farms many kilometers.

10.00 AM – 11.00 AM: Art and Craft Market

walk through the art and craft market where you have the opportunity of buying locally made art and craft. These include:
  • bead-work,
  • stone curving,
  • wooden sculptures,
  • wire art and craft and many more.
  • traditional dresses

11.00 AM – 11.30 AM: African Witch-doctor Visit

This witchdoctor is available for consultation by all visitors at a minimal price. Since Africans are very superstitious, meeting the witchdoctor will make you understand township life from a spiritual viewpoint.

11.30 AM – 12.00 AM: Langa Main Taxi Rank

See how the township transportation system works.  At the taxi rank you will see many small businesses selling their wares and services including braai (barbecue). If fortunate, you might even catch some free public performances by local musicians and artists.

12.00 PM – 12.30 PM: Return

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
June 23, 2019

Langa township tour opened my eyes to the horrible effects of apartheid.

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