Cape Town: Cultural Cycling Tour

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This award-winning bicycle township tour in Masiphumelele provides guests with the opportunity to meet and interact with the local community from their bicycle seat.

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  • Join a local township guide on a bike tour
  • Dance with the Sangoma's (traditional healers)
  • Taste traditional African food in the home of a local or at a restaurant
  • Experience the authentic urban township culture in South Africa
  • Support the Songezo cycling academy and Masicorp non-profit organisation


The Bicycle Township Tour departs from Masicorp Chasmay Road Campus, where we share a workshop with the SongezoYouth Cycling academy where you might see budding cyclists from the community in training. Songezo Jim is South Africa's first Black South African cyclist who is now inspiring other youth to take up the sport. As local guide will take you around the township, visiting interesting places and explaining some local Xhosa customs. We visit local library, entrepreneurs and small businesses. During school time ( ie closed on week-ends & school holidays) 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. On Sundays we could include a visit to a local gospel church For lunch, you will either visit an African restaurant or a local lady's home who regularly hosts the tourist groups and makes an authentic African tea or lunch.


Local Xhosa guide Old fashioned Dutch bicycle African lunch Sangoma visit Donations to Masicorp Non profit organisation that supports education in the community

Important Information

  • 10% of all tour proceeds go directly to Masicorp - a non-profit organization
  • Please don't give any sweets or treats to the children as the local partner prefers to work with registered charities

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