In our Franschhoek Township “Meet the locals”, you will have an authentic township experience, while enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of real African life.
Our local Coloured town of Groendal incorporating the informal settlements of Mooiwater and Langrug, is full of history and diverse cultures. This is a guided tour taking you into the informal settlement to meet the locals, experience daily life and sample the local refreshments.
Your local guide is from the area and knows the settlement intimately. You’ll even get to learn a few local phrases to take home with you. If you’re a culture vulture, this one’s for you.
We meet at and return to the Franschhoek Adventure Centre which is at Shop 5, upstairs @ 62 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek (right next to the Tourism Office) and go to the township from there.
On arrival at Batho's in Langrug, we share a bit of the history of the town and the informal settlement followed by the traditional welcome drink, Mkomboti. We visit a shabeen, a local store, and have a fun time at one of the local creches where the little ones delight in having visitors. Prepare for lots of hugs! We stop at a local Spaza shop and purchase some food items for the kids as a gift. You are encouraged to make a donation towards this.
We end the tour at Batho’s Place, a local restaurant for a sampling of traditional African food and drinks. Lunch at the restaurant can also be arranged at an additional cost. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to do so.
As we drive back into town, we will pass through the RDP development as well as the formal older section of Groendal.
Good to know
- Guests must be able to walk around for 1.5 to 2 hours
- Lunch is optional
- Transport to and from the township
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Bottle of water
- Traditional welcome drink
- Lunch is an optional extra
- Items of personal nature
- Camera, photos are allowed
- Donation towards some fruit for the creche
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Clothes suitable for the weather
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