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  • Address: Khayelitsha, South Africa

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Khayelitsha Township Tours

Khayelitsha is thought to be not only the largest township in South Africa but also the fastest-growing. It was established in 1985 as part of a 1950 law assigning difference racial groups to different residential areas, when black residents were forcibly moved to the new township, sometimes violently.

Today, Khayelitsha has a population of more than 390,000 people. Living conditions in the township have improved a great deal since the fall of apartheid, but even as recently as 2001 most of the residents still lived in shacks and did not have easy access to fresh water. Tourism to Khayelitsha is increasing, with visits to the craft market and township tours on offer.

Practical Info

Khayelitsha is about 15.5 miles southeast of Cape Town. As with any township, it's best to visit with an official guided tour, as navigating townships can be extremely confusing if you aren't familiar with the layout.

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Township Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, null

Township Tour in Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals chaneg the lives of many people, to informal ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.18
Cape Town Township Bike Tour, Cape Town, Half-day Tours

Cape Town Township Bike Tour

Discover Khayelitsha Township through the eyes of our local trip leaders. A tremendously positive half-day experience, hosted by a local community having ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

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