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Cape Town Township Bike Tour

Price USD$119.00


Cape Town Township Bike Tour
This tour allows you to experience one of South Africa\'s largest townships from the back of a bike. You can see the valuable work being done by Velokhaya in providing a much-needed recreational facility for children and learn about the history and heritage of Khayelitsha and its diverse range of communities.

After a trip introduction and briefing make your way out to Khayelitsha Township on the outskirts of Cape Town. With an estimated 1.5 million inhabitants, Khayelitsha is one of South Africa\'s largest townships and means \'New Home\' in the Xhosa language. Begin your tour at the Velokhaya BMX Oval and Life Cycling Academy which gives children from this community a chance to be engaged after school hours.

After a quick introduction to the Velokhaya project and a chance to cycle the BMX track (if you dare), take to the roads with a local guide explaining the culture and customs of the community. Meander past local shebeens (pubs) and butcheries grilling meat alongside the street, with the opportunity to sample local delicacies such as sheep\'s head and home brewed beer.

Stop at Lookout Hill and climb to the top of this panoramic viewpoint. Then visit an informal settlement comprised of tin shack dwellings, getting the opportunity to meet members of this community and play with the children. Make your way past the train station, local shopping centre, spaza shops selling groceries, home styled hairdressers and many more exhilarating sights and sounds. Finally circle your way back towards the Velokhaya BMX Oval where you will enjoy a delicious platter and refreshments before returning to Cape Town.

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This tour allows you to experience one of South Africa\'s largest townships from the back of a bike. You can see the valuable work being done by Velokhaya in providing a much-needed recreational facility for children and learn about the history and heritage of Khayelitsha and its diverse range of communities.