Township Tours, South Africa
Although South African society is no longer segregated as it was in the apartheid era and many neighbourhoods are becoming integrated, it takes a long time for things to change.
So the 'townships', as the mostly black residential areas on the outskirts of cities were called, have not changed much. And, of course, many have a fascinating history. The most well known and most visited is, of course, Soweto, where so many significant events in the history of our nation took place.
Visiting one of the many townships on South African holidays is an experience that will open your eyes to the lifestyle of the biggest portion of country's population. Despite the sometimes poor living conditions, you will experience a vibrancy that is present in most townships.
Township tours on South African holidays usually include a visit to a township bar called a 'shebeen'. This is a vibrant, informal drinking place where traditional drinks and food are sometimes served.