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Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

1. Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

The Bicycle Township Tour departs from Masicorp Chasmay Road Campus, where we share a workshop with the SongezoYouth Cycling academy where you might see budding cyclists from the community in training. Songezo Jim is South Africa's first Black South African cyclist who is now inspiring other youth to take up the sport. As local guide will take you around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. We visit local library, entrepreneurs and small businesses. During school time ( ie closed on week-ends & school holidays) you will visit a local crèche where the teachers work under very difficult circumstances. Part of the tour proceeds go towards the betterment of their facilities. On Sundays we could include a visit to a local gospel church For lunch, you will either visit an African restaurant or a local lady's home who regularly hosts the tourist groups and makes an authentic African tea or lunch.

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Lutho and Shaun are a great tandem to guide this tour. They tell so much about life in Masiphumelele so that you get a real picture of what life is like in a township. They are also open to all questions and do not shy away from dialogue. I wish this could take longer. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to see what Apartheid has created and how people still make the best of it!

The tour is impressive and the contrasts are enormous. It often made us feel uncomfortable. The realization of how privileged we are but also a feeling of shame. There is also a lot of hope and strength from people to make things better for themselves and their children. We could ask the guide anything.

Very special. You get an impression of how people live there. Nice and enthusiastic guide. The only thing that was a bit unfortunate was that the lady who would make the African lunch was not there. We would have loved to experience that.

Our local guide Lutho enthusiastically told us a lot about life in the township. It was very interesting and we never felt unsafe.