Langa Township Home Gallery Tour (Cape Town)

4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

$25.00$142.86

A guided tour into South Africa’s oldest township, Langa Township includes:

  • Entrance fees into Gallery Homes: Experience exciting Gallery Homes which offer vibrancy, creativity and warmth including a delicious traditional meal with a local artist inside their Gallery Home.
  • A visit to the Langa Heritage Musuem giving its memorable history of the struggle against apartheid.
  • A journey to the beautifully decorated mosaic pillars and pieces each explaining a story of Langa Township.
  • A site visit to Xolilie Mosi’s monument who passed away in the 1976 student uprising outside the old Langa passcourt
  • A walk through a colorfully created Graffiti Route.
  • An option of a Full Day package is everything listed above including an interactive arts and music workshop that is great for the individual or family or group. These workshops range from drumming workshops and working closely with a local visual artist to create artwork. This is a 2 Hour experience.

Transport Details for Cape Town

Pick up points when booking our tour with Maboneng’s transport:

  • Option 1: Right outside Cape Town Tourism office
  • Option 2: The Watershed at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

Pick up points when booking our tour with your own transport:

  • Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre, Washington Drive (on GPS) the street has been renamed as Langalibalele Drive

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Description

Visiting South Africa has not become this good. The Townships have become the new city of marvel and the arts have made it this way. So, long gone are the days of township safaris from busses with binoculars. These are the days of working together, the days of talking and walking the same road together.

Let us start with our first Township, KwaLanga, the oldest Township in South Africa. Named after a great revolutionary man Chief Langalibalele who opposed the colonialist from strength to strength. His capture did not end his legacy but canonized him so that we can celebrate him through this township for many more years to come.

When you visit our township you meet our friendly creative arts guide who will take you on your first unforgettable journey of one of South Africa’s township gems. You will experience a scenic walk in the neighborhood, while seeing extra-ordinary street art done by artists from around the world. These artists, like our organisation, believe in re-creating the township from once a place known of poverty, to a place known for its happiness, heroes and families.

Our creative arts guide will lead you away to another piece of amazing architecture built by the City of Cape Town as a central space for the community of kwaLanga. This space is a home to a plethora of artists coming to create, explore and flourish.

Our creative arts guide now leads you on a historical journey, where you will be part of the history, so that you understand, as you walk the streets of KwaLanga, how and why it all came to be. See and read the mosaic book carved into stones by the sidewalks. Enter the local museum; let the images tell the story for themselves. Wonder no more of where the people come from.

Now our creative arts guide leads you on to the climax of our journey, to the inside of our gallery homes which this whole tour is about: The creation of new spaces in the township.  The founder, Siphiwe Ngwenya, when he realized the situation of a lack of spaces to exhibit artists in a suitable and respectable way, decided that enough was enough. He spoke and started educating home owners about the importance of turning their own homes into art galleries.

You can purchase any of the artworks that you see from each of the gallery homes. There is a card machine to ease the trouble of carrying cash with you.

A full day experience includes interactive arts and music workshops, which are great for the family or groups. These workshops range from drumming workshops and working closely with a local visual artist to create artwork. This is a 2 Hour experience.

You are now part of this community and this community a part of you. You have now joined our journey of turning Townships into Towns.

Additional information

Tour Duration

1 Hour, Half-day (3 Hours), Full-day (5 Hours)

Transport Option

Exclude transport, Include transport

12 reviews for Langa Township Home Gallery Tour (Cape Town)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Everyone visiting Cape Town should spend a few hours in Langa.
    This tour is a thrilling experience. We did it on a Saturday morning, which was a good choice as it enabled us to share some leisure time with the people living there.
    Mostly, we have appreciated the outstanding murals and paintings, the time we’ve spent with some musicians playing beautifully in their porch, and the traditional meal that we’ve shared in their home.
    Thanks to our guide, Bongani , we have learnt a lot about the history of this township and we now perceive it as a most lively and creative area.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Awesome experience visiting the Langa Township and a great host in Bongani showing us street art and introducing us to local artist. I do recommend this to anyone interested in tapping into to the local community.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I like what you guys are doing with the kasi homes. Keep growing in your good work.

  4. A superbly guided experience by Bongani! We had several days in CT and this was a welcome cultural experience and it was particularly nice to meet residents and discuss their art. The practical side of the visit including an art class and the drumming lessons was really fun. Thank you for such a rich experience.

  5. The Maboneng experience is truly amazing and so different from everything I experienced before. Meeting artists and homeowners is really amazing as you can see the impact the program brings about. I would highly recommend this tour.

  6. 5 out of 5

    This was a very inspiring tour for me, as a south Africa it made me feel extremely motivated. I believe that everyone should do this tour. It is something out of the norm and getting to go and experience artists in the comfort of their own homes it sensational. They are truly talented and I feel honoured to have been apart of it. I

  7. 5 out of 5

    What an incredible experience ! The tour is so inspiring. It is not only interesting but also led by incredibly passionated people, who really take the time to take you through everything you need to know about art in the townships. Definitely the highlight of my stay in Cape Town.

    • Emmanuel this means alot!! We enjoyed having you on our tour. Regards, Maboneng team.

  8. 5 out of 5

    The tour was amazing. The museum, the street art outside, on the walls, and the artworks inside the galleries/homes of Langa, everything was interesting and inspiring. The people we met, the city and the art we discovered are already unforgettable. We’ll come back, for sure!

    • Thank you, thank you, Gabin, for the inspiring words…we are glad you enjoyed yourself. Regards, Maboneng team!

  9. We had an amazing time with our guide Bongani who was very professional. Only 20 minutes from Cape Town, the Maboneng township tour in Langa is an awesome experience!

    • Hello, Juliette. Thank you for those amazing words, we appreciate the support and would love to have you back some time in the near future. Best, Maboneng team.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Beautiful art experience walking through Langa in most beautiful company – Thank you for what you do here.. you can’t measure your accomplishments of having people leave Langa with such positivity in their hearts .. bravo! Awesome initiative – cheers to the success of #townshipsintotowns

    • Hello Q.

      We glad you enjoyed the experience. Thank you so much for joining the movement of turning townships into towns through the arts.

      Maboneng team.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Great experience. Especially enjoyed the graffiti ’roundabout’. Incredible people doing incredible things! Hope to be back very soon.

    • Hello, Daniel. It was great meeting you too. Hopefully, you will be back soon with your family/friends.

      Maboneng team.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fabulous way to visit a township. You don’t have to be a gawker; you can be an honest participant in the community by visiting the community art center and interacting with artists and those learning the craft of art as a means of employment; by visiting homes converted into art galleries and meeting local artists there; and by joining a family for lunch and conversation. In addition, and super great, is that Langa Township has transformed the walls of its buildings to art canvases. Grafitti of high order abounds. It is really good and so interesting politically and socially. Walking around the community to view this wall art gives you a first-hand (not bus stop) view of Langa township. Finally, our guide, and the inspiration for the Maboneng Art Experience, Bogani, was fabulous. His mission to empower local residents and to see the community thrive, his knowledge of the local community and his ability to connect with visitors makes for a wonderful experience. Do not miss this! Thank you, Bogani

    • Thank you, Gail, and Steve, it has been a pleasure to host you. We are pleased you could you make it & that you enjoyed our tour. Thanks so much for seeing the value in what we are trying to achieve through our work that is turning Townships into Towns, one home at a time!!! Best, Maboneng.

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