Cape Town is a spectacular city featuring tremendous scenic beauty, a buzzing night-life and in places incredible wealth. As is the case in many other world cities though - especially those located in developing countries - there is also a section of its population caught up in poverty. First time visitors to the city are often surprised at the shack dwellers occupying no-man's land just beyond the airport highway fences as they transfer onwards to middle- and high-end suburbs. It’s a reality of the city, as much as the ever-present and impressive Table Mountain.
This morning tour will allow you to enter the townships to meet and appreciate the people who live there. ‘Township’ or ‘Black Townships’ are legacy terms from South Africa’s Apartheid past of racial segregation. Non-white South Africans were not allowed to live within the main “whites-only” city boundaries and were forced to reside in underserved and poverty-ridden ‘Townships’.
You’ll visit projects that fall within the ‘Cape Care Route’. The Route is a local tourism initiative that expose tourists to projects that are involved in ‘social rehabilitation’ (or empowerment) and in environmental conservation. The latter is important because ‘people live there’. Cape Care provides you an opportunity to meet the people behind the poverty curtain, appreciate their struggles and will to improve their circumstances. A guided walking tour is included and if you’re so inclined you may opt to become a supporter for one of the projects - though there’s no obligation to do so.
R585 per person
Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury Sedan, Minibus or Mini Coach.
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-6 max-22
Languages (guides): English
Other languages on request on a private tour basis.
Countries: South Africa
Starting dates: Tour members will be collected from Sea Point, City and Waterfront hotels at ±08:30. Collection times may vary subject to collection route and will be reconfirmed with you the day before, via your hotel.
Available starting dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017