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Bicycle Township Tour

Item No.: WC9012AT
Location:  Cape Town,  Western Cape
For:  1 Participant


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Product Description

Here is a new take on township tours – providing the visitor with many more opportunities to interact with the community, rather than from an air-conditioned bus!

Your tour starts at the BEN workshop in Masiphumelele. BEN is a non-profit organisation, which promotes the use of the bicycle in all of its forms to enhance low-cost, non-motorised transport. BEN bicycles are second-hand bicycles imported from Europe, fixed and repaired by BEN bike mechanics and then sold at affordable rate to people in the communities.

A local guide will take you around the township visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. You will visit a local crèche where the teachers work under very difficult circumstances. Part of the tour proceeds go towards the betterment of their facilities. A highlight of the tour is to visit a Sangoma (traditional healer), who performs interactive dancing and drumming. Enjoy lunch in the home of a local resident and taste authentic African cuisine.

What’s Included

  • A 3 to 4-hour guided bicycle tour of Masiphumelele Township.
  • Bicycle and helmet hire.
  • A visit to a local sangoma.
  • A donation to Masivelani Crèche.
  • An African lunch.

This experience voucher is valid for 6 months from date of purchase.


Meet at FoodZone on Kommetjie Road, Masiphumelele, Cape Town, Western Cape.
** Transport from and to your accommodation in Cape Town can be arranged (for a fee).


–  7 days per week.
–  Tour begins at 10am.

Session Length

3 to 4 hours.


You must be able to ride a bicycle (no special fitness required).


–  The price quoted is for 1 person.
–  Up to 10 people may join you on this tour.

Dress Code

–  Wear light weight & comfortable clothing, suitable for cycling.
–  Closed shoes for cycling.
–  Sunscreen, sunglasses & cap/hat.
–  Windbreaker.
–  Camera!


This experience is not suitable for spectators.


This experience is weather dependent.  Please check before leaving for the venue.

Other Info

Please note that the experience provider needs 7 days notice to reschedule, otherwise your voucher will be forfeited.  No booking is permissible on the day.



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