There is nothing like putting yourself in another’s shoes but walking the paths of Langa, a local township, can be more explanatory and eye-opening than a two hour museum tour.

A late morning that started around 9 at Cape Town central station where we jumped on a Train bound to the informal settlement or ‘township’ ā€“ Langa. Named after an anti-apartheid leader, Langalibalele who served prison time on Robben Island beside Nelson Mandela. We continued on to see what the Township had to offer… From an inside look at locals homes & school children’s classes, an independent community eco-farm to a full African lunch prepared by a local Master Chef finalist, David. The trip was very informative as the owners and guides were all living in the Township at some stage and could explain the inter-workings of what was going on.

I think it is a must for any Ashanti Lodge guests to experience how many South Africans live on a day to day basis!

NOTE: THIS TOUR DOES A LOT MORE FOR THE SOUL THAN GIVING R2 EXTRA WITH YOUR NEXT FAST FOOD MEAL.