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Township Evolution

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 33 reviews.Cape Town, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Wandisile

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get close and personal with ganglife & its impact

We will meet at Lookout Hill for a quick welcoming. From there we will jump on a local bus and head toward the installation that we curated featuring stories and images of former gang members and inmates. You will experience what it's like to be in prison cell and after, we will go to ​eat our own local pizza.

What's included

  • Food
    Our locally made Magarita Pizza !!
From ₹1,558
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Wandisile

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Wandisile is a social entrepreneur who was born and raised in Khayelitsha. He seeks to create positive change in the community and is dedicated to community growth. The tours are meant to show the beauty and development in the community. Wandisile has been a registered tour guide for more than five years.
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About the organisation: 18 Gangster Museum



18 Gangster Museum is a museum with the single-minded purpose of turning children in poor communities away from gangs. 18GM is an installation that tells the story of the negative choices a person makes that lead them to gang life and prison. Inside the Museum is a cell where an ex-offender and gang member will volunteer to tell his story of his life in order to help others make different choices.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to 18 Gangster Museum.

Where you'll be

Start at Lookout Hill for an overview & history of Khayelitsha. We will pass by a coffee shop and Khayelitsha Mall. We then will get a local taxi to the museum while getting insights about the township culture. At the installation, you will learn about gang life and experience what it is like to be in prison. The last stop is our own local pizzeria.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Solange Pinheiro
January 2020
It was a very nice experience, that I could do it by myself. The knowledge shared made it quite special. I recommend it!
Nonjabulo
October 2019
Wandisile is such an amazing host! His experience was so incredible, I loved the stops we had at the various small businesses! Totally recommended!
Katarzyna
August 2019
Our tour was great! Wandisile does care abolutnie the future of his township. He is a friendly, smart host. We felt comfortable and safe with him. His plans for the future of the Museum are interesting - fingers crossed for that. We would recommend the trip. Definitely!
Our tour was great! Wandisile does care abolutnie the future of his township. He is a friendly, smart host. We felt comfortable and safe with him. His plans for the future of the M…
Emily
July 2019
This experience was incredible! Wandisile was kind, knowledgeable, funny and passionate! I learnt so much about Khayelitsha’s history and current situation while highlighting beautiful success stories. This experience was life-changing and completely altered my perception of South Africa. Thank you Wandisile for the thought-provoking conversations and for sharing a part of your community with me. What a privilege this experience was!
This experience was incredible! Wandisile was kind, knowledgeable, funny and passionate! I learnt so much about Khayelitsha’s history and current situation while highlighting beaut…
Lisa
June 2019
Our tour was absolutely amazing! The hosts were friendly, funny and informative and we got a great insight in township life and how the people that live here do everything to improve living conditions. Highly recommend taking this tour!
Andrea
April 2019
I am so glad I booked this tour with Wandisile! He is an amazing and funny host that made us feel comfortable and safe during all the experience. Wandisile explained the history of the township and the challenges that they are facing today but with a very positive and optimist approach! We also got to meet some entrepreneurs who shared the stories with us which was very inspiring. The Gangster museum was also very interesting and powerful as we were introduced to 2 former gangsters. A very complete experience to understand the vibrant Khayelitsha! I HIGHLY recommend to everybody visiting Cape Town!
I am so glad I booked this tour with Wandisile! He is an amazing and funny host that made us feel comfortable and safe during all the experience. Wandisile explained the history of…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

A hat is recommended
Comfortable shoes are recommended