Cape Flats

The Cape Flats, the low-lying area just to the north of Cape Town, is one of the city’s most edgy, colourful and creative places.

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    August 21 2017

    The Cape Flats, the low-lying area just to the north of Cape Town, is one of the city’s most edgy, colourful and creative places. As living jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim proclaimed in his 1974 anthem Manenberg, this “is where it’s happening”. This large area is primarily residential, and rich in political history as most of the families involved in forced…

    August 21 2017

    So you find yourself staying in a specific region in Cape Town or planning an adventure in another, but don’t really know what to do there or where to start? No sweat. We’ve got you covered! Here’s a comprehensive guide to the top 10 must-do, bucket-list, absolutely iconic, ridiculously ultimate things to do in each of the seven regions of…

    August 21 2017

    Langa was established in 1927 in terms of the 1923 Urban Area Act and is one of the oldest townships in South Africa. It was a focal area for much of the resistance against the apartheid government and as such has a rich – if often turbulent – history. It is well known for its cultural offerings, its warmth and…

    If you’re new to Cape Town, a walking tour with Cape Walk and Talk is exactly what you need. The tour has been curated to orientate its audience geographically, culturally and historically within the Mother City, so come and get your bearings and you’ll be blending in with the locals in no time.

    The Edith Stephens Wetland Park is an interesting and insightful natural biodiversity area that sits on the Cape Flats. The park provides shelter and protection to rare plant species, wild birds and water birds.

    Taste traditional South African cuisine, visit an authentic African market and get some insight into life in the townships on a guided walking township tour with Khayelitsha Travel. These thrilling tours are a favourite between both tourists and locals keen to explore a unique side of the country and learn a bit about its history along the way.

    Found about 20 minutes out from the city centre, this affordable Cape Town B&B is an ideal location for getting around to all the major tourist attractions. Look out onto Table Mountain, framed brilliantly in an incredible vista of the Mother City.

    No respected township tour through Khayelitsha is complete without a stop at Lookout Hill, where handmade crafts are abundant, the views spectacular and the African meals authentic. Lookout Hill Tourism Centre consists of a restaurant, gift shop and information kiosk, set on the highest dune in the Cape Flats area. From here, visitors are blown away with 360° views of the ...

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