Walking Tour of Langa Township, Cape Town (First Black Township in South Africa)

by Embrace South Africa Tours

Public experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Langa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration
    1h 30m (Public) / 1h 30m (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 30 guests (Public) / 15 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English


During your virtual township walk in Langa you will experience the following:

You will hear the story of the Apartheid government’s forced removal of people to a black location

Learn more about the culture of the people

Listen to their language and pick up a few Xhosa words

Explore some of the fascinating African traditions that are still in place today

Your guide will show you different types of housing in the area

Learn about the “dompass” system that restricted people to move around only in a certain area

This is an intense learning experience and will change your life forever.

Public Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for the public. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
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Preparing for your Experience

You do not have to make special preparations. Just read more Apartheid South Africa and Langa, the first Black Township in South Africa.

Meet Your Guide

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Odwa Futshane
Embrace South Africa Tours

Meet your Tour Guide

Odwa Futshane is a resident of Langa and is a credited SATA Tour Guide. He has been leading tours in Langa for many years. Odwa speaks English perfectly with no accent, so he is easy to understand.

He grew up in Langa and will introduce you to the people and their customs.  He is a body builder and works out in the local Langa gym. You are in good hands. We certain you will enjoy meeting him and learning about our wonderful township..