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.

Packages
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.

Requirements
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

Includes:

  • 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

Excludes: 

  • 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
Masiphumelele
Cape Town
South Africa

Contact
Cape Point Route
Tel: +27 21 789 0093

Price
From R 850 pp without transport

Child Policy
No children under 14

Duration
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

Excludes: 
Transport