Descubra el patrimonio cultural de Ciudad del Cabo y hágase una idea de las condiciones de vida de la población en esta excursión de 3,5 horas de duración. Con un guía experto a su lado, contemple las casas caleidoscópicas Bo-Kaap, también conocidas como el barrio malayo, y, a continuación, visite tres municipios a las afueras de la ciudad. Aprenda sobre la cultura Xhosa en Langa, observe a artistas y artesanos mientras trabajan en Gugulethu y, a continuación, visite la ciudad de rápido crecimiento de Khayalitsha con un guía local.
This was an excellent tour and my daughter and I were the only two on it. We spent more time in Langa than Khayelitsha because we found the museum in the Langa community centre to be so interesting and sobering. Our guide had spent considerable time staying with a friend who lived in Khayelitsha when they were teenagers, and he later had cause to go there regularly because one of his jobs before becoming a tour guide was collecting bodies of the deceased, often at night, with poor lighting and no proper addresses. We could only imagine the incredibly difficult conditions he worked under. The only regret we have is not having booked with Roots Africa Tours directly, because Viator contracted it out to Springbok Tours who contracted it out to Roots Africa, so at the end of the day our guide would have received very little compensation for his efforts.
I booked this tour for my spouse and I before leaving for our African trip in early September 2017. I would highly recommend this tour which included a visit to Bo-Kaap as well as the townshipos of Langa and Khayelitsha. Our guide was Ed and he was extremely professional, very knowledgeable and approachable with questions about the townships and Capetown in general. Thanks Ed for your patience and making the tour enjoyable for us.
Our guide was really informative and friendly.
Helped us also book a wine tour that fit within our schedule.
He grew up during the apartheid era and gave us first hand accounts of life during that time.
Overall amazing tour!
Our party of 6 ranged from 24 - 71 yrs. All of us very much enjoyed the tour and found it both informative and a wonderful experience. Owen our tour guide was a lovely man, very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions that we had.
The highlight of our tour was our trip to Khayelitsha where we were lucky to have the opportunity to meet a group of young people that were having choir practice. They happily sang to us which was a joyous and moving experience.
This tour was great value for money and I would highly recommend 10/10
Informative, insightful and thoroughly enjoyable tour that contextualizes the history and politics of the apartheid era and the current social and economic challenges the township residents face. Never condescending or hokey managed to strike a perfect balance and bring a human face to South African politics. Truly excellent.
The tour was ok, but felt very rushed. Also 1 of the places we got to that we were suppose to tour was closed. I think this tour has the potential to be a good tour but maybe they need to organize it better.
The trip was an excellent idea. Meeting inhabitants of the two townships, especially Khayelitsha opens up your eyes to the conditions in which the majority of the county lives. A solo visit to those areas would be difficult if not impossible. Our guide Dustin spoke excellent Englidh and was fun to interact with. The background related to the colorful Malay part of town at the beginning of the tour was also interesting although our hotel Hilton was actually on the same street so we could easily spend more time there later
Excellent tour! Our guide was knowledgable and offered many personal insights. He even arranged for our group to have a walking tour of one of the townships with a local resident. Ended the tour with a deeper appreciation for South Africa's history and a sense of optimism for its future. Highly recommend this tour for all visitors to Cape Town.