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