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Roots Africa Tours Day Tours

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Address: Welgemoed 7385, South Africa
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+27 21 913 9553

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Two Incredible Trips with Owen !

We booked two tours with Roots Africa Tours (Peninsula and Township tours), in both cases we were guided by Owen, who was professional, most gracious, friendly, and knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Got picked up at our hotel, taken to Bo Kaap to see the brightly coloured houses before collecting rest of party. Were then taken through District Six out to two townships Langa and Khayelitsha. Oh what poverty!. You cannot imagine the living conditions in some areas, just a few sheets of corrugated iron is home to many. However great advances... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We booked two tours with Roots Africa Tours (Peninsula and Township tours), in both cases we were guided by Owen, who was professional, most gracious, friendly, and knowledgable. Owen was very attentive to what we were looking for, and went over and above to make sure that we had a great tour and good time. We Highly recommend Roots Africa... More 

Thank Jnopol
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184 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Roots of Africa helped us to make a half day tour in the townships and to visit some handi craft centers where inhabitants work their art and craft to sell them lagter on to shops downtown. We also were very well explained how apartheid worked and what it ment for this population. Our guide took time to drive us to... More 

Thank Dommeldange
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had the most amazing time in Cape Town thanks to Eddy and Owen from Roots Africa. I can't begin to explain how fantastic they were. They went out of their way to make our stay memorable. I was travelling with my daughter and felt completely at ease. They suggested the most outstanding places for us to visit.

Thank anne p
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We would highly recommend our tour guide Owen J. He was top-notch. My wife and I booked the Cape Peninsula tour via Viator. When Owen J arrived we let him know that this was the last day of our stay in Capetown. We let him know that we had seen that there were township tours and that we were wondering... More 

Thank Christie M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our group traveled to Cape Town for the first time in December 2016, and had the most marvelous trip! This was due in large part because of Reza Toyer of Roots Africa Tours. He picked us up on time every day with a huge smile, was extremely friendly, professional, reliable and added a personal touch to everything. It was wonderful... More 

Thank Karina C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Tour guide Owen was a first class guide, he explained very everything well from when the apartheid law was first brought in to how it was enforced and how it affected people's lives. We visited district six then Langa where we visited a small museum (with toilets) and a hand made souvenir stall, we then went on to Khayelitsha shantytown... More 

Thank brucesue2016
Rockanje, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Impressive experience; history of CapeTown from perspective of original inhabitants; focusing on the role of Nelson Mandela; how only forgiveness could overcome apartheid and form basis for a healthy future for black, colored and whites together... seeing Capetown and SA through fresh pair of eyes... value far outweighed the price!

Thank Richard O
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was with an amazing tour company (smartours) and they set up a cultural tour through Cape Town with Roots Africa. Our driver was so knowledgeable and let us know about everything in the area. We drove thru the city and stopped at many places. My highlight was visiting the school and hearing the young kids sing. Even in the... More 

Thank Aaren T
Plainfield, Illinois
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153 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

An informative all day tour that shows you the results of the past decades of struggles in South Africa. You visit a few townships and get a through history of the struggle of the three "classes"...black, colored and white. You are presented this history by a black man who was brought up in one of the "shacks". You will see... More 

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