Township Tours• Fascinating and interactive township tours
• Drink beer in a local "shebeen" or pub
• Witness how the majority of South Africans live
• Visit Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest township
A Township Tour tour is a brilliant way to learn about the fascinating cultures and traditions of South Africa. Despite difficult circumstances and poor living conditions, you will experience the vibrancy and spirit of the South African people. We will book and make recommendations on which tour to go on for guests staying at any of our properties.
Visit the fascinating area of Bo-Kaap and the Malay Quarter. A traditional residential area of Cape Town's Muslim community, the suburb consists of cobbled streets, brightly coloured houses from the nineteenth century, Muslim shrines and mosques.
A tour around the District Six Museum depicts the memories of the time when people were forcibly removed from their homes under the Group Areas Act. Explore the Cape Flats and visit areas such as Langa, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha and Crossroads. A stop at a local shebeen for a taste of sorghum beer is an absolute highlight. Other stops include the meat market, the mens' hostels, a herbalist and the Philani women's centre. Most tours are interactive and you will have the opportunity to speak to the local residents and possibly even be invited into their homes.
Please note that township tours are only available for guests staying at any of the Last Word Retreats.