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/RETURN LOCATION||Cape Town or Your Hotel|
|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.
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
- 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
9.30 AM – 10.00 AM: Apartheid Hostels Visit
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM: Art and Craft Market
- stone curving,
- wooden sculptures,
- wire art and craft and many more.
- traditional dresses