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Siviwe Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company that specializes in Cape Town township tours in Langa township.

Founded and owned by Siviwe Mbinda, a Langa local, Siviwe Tours aims to introduce the true face and culture of Langa to a wider audience.

“Unlike many other tour companies, Siviwe Tours is a locally owned and operated business, providing employment and opportunity to local residents.

Siviwe is also the founder of Happy Feet Youth Project. The whole company is involved and supports the project and just by taking a tour with us you are also supporting this project. Happy Feet helps uplift local children through education, good nutrition, leadership and team building. This is possible through dance, after school assistance, a soup kitchen and different group events and performances.

Happy Feet youth project is most famous for Gumboots Dancing, a unique South African dance, once created by the men working in the mines in South Africa.”

– Siviwe Tours


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  • Konstantinos Karmiris

    My family and I, we had a very interesting 2h tour in the Langa township with Siviwe Township Tours. We got there by our own rented car and parked it right outside the cultural center, which was the meeting point. For those of you who might have doubts whether they should go there by their own means or take the option of the pick-up from their hotel, I can tell you that the former is absolutely safe and you also save a considerable amount of money. Our guide, Nela, was there waiting for us. Nela is a habitant of the township. The tour he gave us was brilliant. He is a kind, knowledgeable and passionate person that made us feel very welcome, answering all our questions. During the whole tour, not only did we feel completely safe but also welcomed by all the people we met during our walk in the streets. The only thing we missed a little was some more interaction with the locals. For instance, visiting some people in their houses, especially the poorest ones, who could be benefited by such visits, or visiting a school. That was the only recommendation we had and passed on to our lovely guide Nela. All in all, this tour and the agency are highly recommended.

  • Matthias Schneider
    Matthias Schneider
    8 months ago

    My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience during our tour through Langa. Our guide Buntu was super friendly and gave us many great insights about the township. Further, it was great to meet and talk to all the nice inhabitants. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!!

  • Jeroen M
    Jeroen M
    3 months ago

    We did a private tour last week, and our experience was less positive as many others. We really wanted to see this part of Cape Town, and our guide had a lot to explain. Still, i felt that the tour could have been so much better...we made a relatively small tour, and did not enter into any house or shop, only the cultural center and a nearby church (it was on a Sunday). All the explanation was given in the street, while looking at the houses. Our guide was well-know-known in the area, and many people greeted her, but that did not necessarily help us much into learning about this part of cape town. We would have liked to speak to other people (apart from the wonderful kids that come up and hug you), visit a shop, see a typical house from the inside, visit a local business. The visitor center came over as very touristy, a pottery is really not something that thrives in this area. The restaurant that we went to afterwards also seemed to be catering more for foreign guests and had foreign prices and menus. We would have welcomed more interaction with residents and seeing more, perhaps listening a bit less.

  • Gabe Morales
    Gabe Morales
    2 months ago

    Did a tour of Langa guided by Zuzi (hopefully I spelled that correctly). Our tour was with a small, intimate group which I think made the experience much better - we saw other groups of 20-30 people, while there were just a handful of us in our group. Zuzi was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The tour is a remarkable experience and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Cape Town.

  • Victoria P.
    Victoria P.
    9 months ago

    Buntu who is a local resident from Langa gave us a fantastic tour around the township. Growing up in Langa he had an in depth knowledge of the community, their arts, their togetherness but also their struggles. As a tourist in South Africa I think it is our duty to see also the less polished sides of the country. I am honored to have seen the township through Buntu's eyes and can highly recommend it to all who wish to support the people in the townships. Thank you for an amazing tour. Oh and the glorious smile of his uncle I'll remember for sure, see you in Rotterdam bud ;) Not a 1 star but a 10 star ✨⭐✨

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