Cultural Experience

Learn more about South African culture while experiencing the warm hospitality of a local family in their home in Langa Township. Listen to authentic South African stories as you enjoy an evening of good conversation, local music, delicious local traditional cuisine and umqombothi (traditional Xhosa beer).
Your Cape township cultural experience begins with an early evening drive from the Cape Town CBD to the township of Langa situated in a region of the city known as the Cape Flats. Popularly known as “apartheids dumping ground”, this area became home to all those that the apartheid government recognised as “non-white” according to the Group Areas Act of 1950. Established in 1923, Langa is Cape Town’s oldest township and is one of the many places established before the apartheid era which were designated for Black Africans.
After a drive through the township your cultural experience will commence with a visit to the home of a local Xhosa family. Culturally, Langa is predominantly homogenous, with most of its residents belonging to the Xhosa tribe. Here you will get the opportunity to hear their story in their own words and get an insight into their beliefs and traditions while you delight yourself with a delicious selection of traditional Xhosa delicacies accompanied by homemade ginger beer and umqombothi.

Within African culture, song and dance play an integral role in ritualistic practice, storytelling and entertainment. Experience the vibrant rhythms of African music as the family entertains you with traditional and contemporary African songs and dance.
This cultural experience will leave you with a better understanding of South African culture, history and philosophy of Ubuntu (humanity towards others) as you will get a first-hand experience of this communities struggle to better themselves in the face of adversity.
Wind off your evening in the township with a drive back to your hotel in Cape Town


- Early evening drive to the Cape Flats
- Drive through Langa Township
- Visit family in Langa Township
- Enjoy a dinner of traditional local delicacies
- Taste umqombothi (Xhosa tradional beer) and homemade ginger beer
- Entertainment - local music performance

What's included

- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Traditional meal and drinks

What's excluded

- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs

Departure point

All tours depart from your Hotel in the CBD all the way through to Camps Bay.

Return point

We will return you to your Hotel in the CBD or all the way through to Camps Bay.

Cancellation policy

*Cancellation fees may apply should any service be cancelled less than 7 days prior to tour departure.
*100% Cancellation fee will be applicable for no-shows.


All tours are conducted by a SATOUR qualified tour guide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles. All our vehicles are insured for passenger liability. Bookings can be made 7 days a week. All tour departures & arrival times are approximate and subject to weather conditions. All tours are subject to a minimum number of passengers. All tour, flight and accommodation are bookings & prices are subject to availability and to change. MilebyMile Tours cc., their employees, agents and associates shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from any loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience to any person or their luggage or other personal property, whether the same shall occur, arise from or other persons directly or indirectly in the employ or service of MilebyMile Tours or otherwise under any circumstance whatsoever. All tour prices are VAT inclusive, VAT is non-refundable on all tours. American Express, Master, Visa, Diners Club cards are all welcome. Full payment is required in advance, prior to commencement of service and cash payments are to be made in South African Rand unless alternative arrangements have been made.
*We also offer Tailor made tours & Conference packages.
*Foreign Language guides are available for multilingual tours at an additional cost.

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   Tracy Reale

5 November, 2018
We booked 3 tours, all our guides were amazing and informative. The day was rushed due to booking staff miscommunicating pick up times and locations resulting in less time at certain places. We were also misinformed about the options such as Table Mountain, our driver could take us there at the end of our trip but couldn't give us a lift back due to wait times and another tour to begin for the afternoon. We distinctly requested a tour in order to go up the moutain when booking and so it was a surprise to hear from the guide that he couldnt wait for us in the end. All in all it seems like the booking staff have no idea about the locations or time constraints. It would certainly be an idea to get them to go on the tours in order to further explain the tours in detail. We felt as though it was just about booking and getting our money and then riding on the goodwill and informative guides to calm our patience.
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   Jude Killip

11 November, 2016
Our guide, James, for the Township tour was brilliant! 😊 I highly recommend this tour.
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   Francois Harris

21 November, 2012
Very good selection of cape town tours. The cape peninsula tour, winelands tour, and the township tour are great!
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   Nico Jordaan

26 January, 2011
We had a wonderful trip with Chippa to Langa on Nelson Mandela day and we were impressed by his Happy Feet project! Good job
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8 May, 2014
Enjoyed the tour :)
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