POST LOCKDOWN MEET THE LOCALS
In our Franschhoek Township “Meet the locals” Walk, you will have an authentic township experience, while enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of real African life.
@ 62 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek
R350/R700 Children/Adult incl traditional lunch
Minimum 2 guests per booking till 31 Aug 2020
Tours start at 10am
2 - 2.5 hours
Departs Daily at 10am
From the Franschhoek Adventure Centre. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request.
Details & Itinerary
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.
If you’re a culture vulture, this one’s for you.
We meet at the Franschhoek Adventure Centre and go to the township from there. For groups of more than 4, if you do not have your own transport, we can arrange that for you with a local operator (additional costs apply).
We visit a shabeen, a local store/spaza shop 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.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: You are able to enjoy a traditional lunch at Batho’s Place, a township restaurant, at an extra cost of R100 for meal and beverages. (Please choose this option on booking).
We end with a drive through the RDP section of the township and the older part of the area before heading back to the village.
What You Should Bring
- Your biggest smile!
- Cellphone Camera for special memories and Social Media Sharing
- A donation towards fruit for the creche we visit (R100 recommended)
- Good walking shoes (please bear in mind the streets are less than clean)
- Comfortable clothing
- Light wind or rain jacket for winter.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Transport to the township and back into town.
- A qualified, knowledgeable Guide
- Items of a personal nature
This is a very easy 2 hour walk around a township with uneven ground and less than clean surfaces. Please also note there are dogs running around but who are completely harmless.
Guests must be able to walk for the duration in these conditions.
Duration & Cost
Duration: 2 Hours
Price: Minimum of 2 pax per booking
R 1 200.00 per couple
R 600.oo per extra adult
R 300.00 per child (2 – 12)