Townhip cycle Tour:

Our partner's Community-based Bicycle Tours in Cape Town – a responsible take on township tours – providing the tourist with many more opportunities to interact with the community than they would have from an air-conditioned bus. BEN facilitates the importation of discarded second hand bicycles to South Africa where they have helped to set up and provide ongoing support to locally owned bicycle workshops, training and employing members of the local community to renovate the bikes for the Community Bicycle Tours. As a result of this work, they have also been able to assist a local lady to set up a restaurant providing further income for the community”

In 2002 our partner initiated a bicycle tourism programme in the Masiphumelele community of Cape Town in conjunction with the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), a non-profit organisation.  BEN promotes the use of the bicycle in all of its forms to enhance low-cost, non-motorised, transport and health and access to opportunity, employment, skills and education. The community tourism project in Masiphumelele has generated significant, sustainable benefits and has proven to provide real, lasting benefits for the local people. All our tours are PRIVATE to ensure that you get the best experience, and also to limit the impact on the host community. To participate on a Bicycle Township Tour, the price varies on sliding scale depending on the number of persons booked. Please note ** Prices valid from the 1st Nov 2014 to 31st Oct 2015:

  • Half-day Township tour is from R750 per person, min two, excluding transport
  • Half-day tour including transport is R1450 per person, min two

(For a single person, an additional supplement is charged and the price is discounted for 3 or more travelling together)

  • Transport to and from accommodation
  • Guided experience with township guide
  • Sangoma (traditional healer) dancing and drumming
  • Donation and Visit to Masivelani crèche (only available during the week)
  • Gospel Church visit (on Sundays only)
  • Visit crafters and local artists in community
  • Lunch at Nongoloza’s or Nonni’s Restaurant or tea in an African home
  • Hire of Old fashioned Dutch Bicycles

Please note that some attractions like the library and pre-school are CLOSED during the week-end and on school & public holidays.

All tours are on a PRIVATE basis and we guarantee departure even with one guest.