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Township South Africa

         Date: 2012-11-02

           Tag: South Africa, tours

Summary: Abuzz with vivid social culture, a township simply must be visited, as it represents and reflects joy in freedom, human rights, justice and reconciliation. It houses many significant locations of th…

Township tours South Africa

Abuzz with vivid social culture, a township simply must be visited, as it represents and reflects joy in freedom, human rights, justice and reconciliation. It houses many significant locations of the apartheid struggle from the Hector Pieterson memorial in Soweto to the forced removals to Langa in Cape Town.

With the ‘shebeens’ (brewing houses) and the ‘sangomas’ (witchdoctors) selling ‘muti’ or cures for every ailment, a township visit is a unique, emotional and sensory experience. Each township tells its own story about its establishment, its struggle through the apartheid years and its current situation.

South African Township tours

The people of the townships also have stories to tell. They’re just waiting for you to offer them an audience.

South Africa Views

South Africa Views

South African township kids
South African township bar
South African landscape
Township Tours in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Johannesburg
    Soweto Township

Cape Town
    Cycling Tours through the Township
    Township Tour

South African township
Have a beer in a shebeen while listening to the stories of the locals.
Learn more about yourself and what your future holds from a sangoma.
Discover the entrepreneurial spirit of the community.
Visit famous sites of the struggle against the apartheid rule.
Experience the vibrant atmosphere formed in these close communities.
Walk the dusty streets where people work together for survival.
Have tea & vetkoek at a B&B with walls made of tin and roofs made of plastic.
Swap stories with the residents in their informal homes while studying their decorations.
Share in storytelling with the street kids and learn about their daily struggles, hopes and achievements.
Visit a community school where you are encouraged to take part in the lessons.
Listen to traditional Xhosa songs as they fill the air with heavenly sounds.
Bargain with the crafters as they sell their African crafts.
Try to learn the local language with its many clicks and sounds.
Visit the homes of the freedom struggle pioneers like John Dube and Mahathma Gandhi.


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