Other listings in Langa Township
Other Nearby Listings (Within km)
*All distances listed are as the crow flies, and not actual travel distances.
Nearby Attractions & Landmarks
Table Mountain, Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Two Oceans Marathon, Noon Gun, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Koopmans-de Wet House, Two Oceans Aquarium, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Newlands Brewery, South African Museum and Planetarium, Rhodes Memorial, Greenmarket Square, Holocaust Centre, The Company's Garden, Newlands Stadium, South African National Gallery , Blue Train, Long Street Baths, Mzoli's, Signal Hill, Whisky Live Festival, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town International Airport, V&A Waterfront
Langa Township Reviews
More info about Langa Township
The township of Langa is 12km outside of Cape Town and was established in the 1920s to settle black migrant workers. First to be moved into the area was a Xhosa chief Langalibalele after his release from Robben Island and the area became known as Kwa-Langa, the place of Mr Langa.
During the apartheid years, alcohol was banned in the townships and illegal bars known as shebeens would operate from people’s homes to provide entertainment to the residents. It was in these establishments that well known music artists began their careers, the most notable Langa resident being the late Brenda Fassie. Shebeens are still around today and a few can be visited on a tour of Langa.
The official unemployment rate in Langa currently stands at around 60%, however, many are employed in the informal job sector in roles such as street vendors and taxi assistants.
The best way to experience Langa is to employ... Show more
About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.