One of the things I love most about traveling is the ability to see a place I love through new eyes. When I founds out we would be going to Cape Town, I knew I wanted to take a township tour. Townships are home to a huge percentage of the South African population and were built during Apartheid times. I was a little nervous about visiting a Township because I didn't want to go on an invasive tour where I gawked at people who are less fortunate. Luckily we found Uthando Tours and they provided us with an incredible, unique experience of visiting a township. Xolani, our tour guide, took us to the Khayelitsha township, which is the largest township in Cape Town. We visited three amazing non-profits within the township: a school, an old folks home and a women's empowerment program. I was so inspired by the work of these non-profits, which are supported heavily by Uthando. In fact, it was great to see that the money we paid for our tour went to help so many amazing programs. Also, the people...just incredible.
I highly recommend using Uthando for a Township Tour in Cape Town. Don't be afraid about the idea of visiting a Township. It's so worth it.