Townships were created as living areas for “non-whites” under the old political system of apartheid. They are still home to much of Cape Town’s population, and a visit to these areas will reveal how most ordinary South Africans live. Activities vary, but are usually done on foot or on bicycles. You might visit a shebeen (pub), school, orphanage, community centre or traditional healer.
The easiest way to do a township tour from the Grand Daddy is to join City Sightseeing’s LaGuGu Tour, which will take you to Langa and Gugulethu, two of Cape Town’s main townships, in a 15-seater minibus with local guides. There are also tours done in Masiphumelele, Ocean View and elsewhere. Always ensure you go with a certified guide.