Township Bicycle Tour
Towniship Cycling Tour, Masiphumele, Cape Town

This international award winning, socially responsible Bicycle Tour in Masiphumelele, Kommetjie is a new take on township tours, providing guests the opportunity to meet and interact with the local community from a bicycle seat.

Experience it
A local qualified guide will escort guests around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining Xhosa customs. A highlight of the tour is traditional dancing by the Sangoma (African traditional healer) and a visit to the local preschool (weekdays only). Enjoy tea or lunch in an African home.

A local guide will take us round the township visiting interesting places and explaining some local customs. A highlight of the tour is to visit a pre-school where enthusiastic teacher's work under very difficult circumstances. Be sure to keep any problems for the Sangoma, the traditional healer to solve.
Nomawethu, a local lady who hosts the tourist groups for authentic African tea or lunch (Half Day)

Responsible Community Based Tourism: 
This Bicycle tourism programme facilitates the importation of discarded second-hand bicycles to South Africa, where they have helped set up and provide ongoing support to locally owned bicycle workshops, training & employing members of the local community to renovate bikes for the Bicycle Tours. As a result of the work, a local lady has been assisted in setting up her own restaurant providing further income for the community.

Hat, sunscreen, rain jacket (just in case), closed shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling; bring your camera but please don’t bring sweets or treats for the kids.

Rates:  Valid until 31 October 2019 

 No of People  1-5 Pax  6+ Pax
 Scheduled Per Person  R950  R850
 Private Per Person - Min 2  R1 155  

Private Transfer for 1-9 Pax @ R2 750


  • Guided experience with township guide
  • Sangoma (traditional healer) dancing and drumming
  • Donation and Visit to Peacock crèche (only available during the week)
  • Visit crafters and local artists in community
  • Lunch at Nongolozi’s Restaurant or tea in an African home
  • Hire of Old fashioned Dutch Bicycles


  • Transport

Images courtesy of Matt Long: See his review here

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PLEASE NOTE:  No email or telephone bookings will be accepted after 16h30 for tours departing the next day.

Terms and Conditions

Bicycle Township Tour
Cape Town
South Africa

Cape Point Route
Tel: +27 21 789 0093

From R 850 pp without transport

Child Policy
No children under 14

Half day

Max 20 persons

Package Includes
Township Guide
Sangoma - dancing & drumming 
Creche visit (weekdays only)
Lunch at Restaurant or tea in African home
Bicycle Hire