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Mandela Bay Township & Shebeen Evening Tour

This is an afternoon-evening tour. Your tour guide has intimate knowledge of township life. He or she will introduce you to the hardships, culture and vibe of a Port Elizabeth township. Your evening will be rounded of with a relaxed dinner in a township shebeen where you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with the locals.

The company that operate these particular tours are very involved in socio-economic upliftment / empowerment projects in Port Elizabeth. Part of the profits of your tour will go towards that. As such we at Africa Deluxe Tours love offering this tour to our clients.

During South Africa’s Apartheid (racial segregation) years non-white South Africans were forced to live outside of towns and cities which were officially demarcated as ‘whites only’ areas. The term township took on the meaning of black township. That is areas set aside for non-white South Africans to live. Townships were underdeveloped relative to the main economically viable cities and towns set aside for whites. The Apartheid era ‘Group Areas Act', which regulated racial segregation, was set aside shortly before 1994. However, due to socio-economic factors the vast majority of black South Africans still reside in the townships.

During Apartheid it was almost impossible to legally start an independently owned pub in a Township. Thus illegal pubs flourished - known as shebeens. Now legal, shebeens still maintain a unique Township vibe and is a great place to interact with locals.

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Township kids playing street soccer

Mandela Bay Township Tour

Price: R865 per person (±US$ 62 )

Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury Sedan, Minibus or Mini Coach, depending on group size.
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-6 max-12
Languages (guides): English
Other languages available on prior request on tours booked on a private tour basis.
Countries: South Africa
Notes: This is an afternoon-evening tour. Tour duration is ±4-hours. Part of the profit from this tour is channelled towards community upliftment projects.
Starting dates: Departs daily from Summerstrand hotels at ±16:00. Collection from other Port Elizabeth hotels is also possible.

Available starting dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017