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culture walk

Tour with a local expert

culture walk

Tour with a local expert

9 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Tour with a local expert

culture walk

Tour with a local expert

9 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join us for a 3 hour walking tour as we discover of Cape Town oldest township established in 1923, Langa (a Xhosa word meaning the Sun) was named after King Langalibalele who was imprisoned at the Robbed Island in 1873 and later at the Castle of the Good Hope. We will meet in front of Guga’sthebe Langa`s tourism and cultural center, where I’ll be sharing the background history our community, insight on its iconic jazz figures, famous sports athletes and new lifestyle trends. Right after we will enjoy a 30min drumming session inside the center before we start with walk exploring the community! The walk is all about giving you a in person experience of the culture, diversity and heritage of townships. Our first stop will be at the Langa Museum in Lerothori street, along the way there a few local stores and a car wash. The next stop will be at the Old beer Hall, where a our grand fathers used enjoy traditional beer called Umqombothi during the apartheid times. Next to the beer Hall there are still few beer houses( shebeen)that’s where we’ll do beer tasting and learn more about the importance of the beer in the Xhosa Culture. Across the road there’s local sheep head market, where Women are running informal business, if you are feeling bold you can have taste. Will proceed exploring langa`s before going back to end our tour at the theater inside the center.

Your host

Namhla Nhanha

Namhla Nhanha

With more than 4 years as a registered guided I have always loved showing people the undiscovered treasures of my community of Langa (Cape Town oldest township). I am a young goal driven entrepreneur, who see the world as nothing people a place growth and opportunity. My eagerness to discover and try new things in life compliments my bubbly and adventurous perosnality. I love motivating young Women, and feel that through tourism I am breaking the barriers in a male dominated industry. I am a very passionate person about tourism. I enjoy educating people about my culture, history and the current our lifestyle. I am very self motivated and I am forever looking for constant grow, Very independent. I am passionate about sharing skills and knowledge in my community to make change.

What's included

Drinks
I’ll provide 1 drink from the least at a coffee shop.

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Where you'll be

Guga’Sthebe is Langa`s tourism and cultural center located on Washinton street with craft shops and social projects happening inside. Langa Museum is has local history of Langa as a community since its establishment. Old beer Hall, where a our grand fathers used enjoy traditional bee during the apartheid times.

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Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Come with a smile and an open mind ready to learn and engage with locals.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

There's a lot of stereotypes that surround township, do know that this experience is about dismissing all of that. We’re here for any assistance that you might need.
Namhla Nhanha
Tour with a local expert
9 reviews
From $25/person
9 reviews
From $25/person