Camissa Travel & Marketing

Township Tour With The Sound Of Gospel

Prices from R275 for kids and
R580 for adults. Ask for special offers
for CapeTownMagazine.com readers.
 
+27 (0)21 555 2581
www.gocamissa.co.za
ops@gocamissa.co.za
Camissa1
Camissa Travel & Marketing
Camissa_Travel

Township Tour With The Sound Of Gospel

A soulful, song-filled look at township life in Cape Town

Hello, my name is Samantha Mtinini, but you can also call me Zoliswa, which means ‘humble’ in isiXhosa. I’d love for you to join me – or my partner Khonaye or one of our other tour guides – on any Sunday of your choice at a vibrant gospel church service in my township (Langa, near Cape Town), where you can enjoy an uplifting, uniquely South African spiritual experience amidst a young and dynamic congregation.



A few years ago locals may not have been used to seeing tourists in the townships, but now it has become quite normal for white people to visit the lively neighbourhoods of the Mother City’s townships to see the lifestyle and culture here.

But the Cape Town gospel township tour that Camissa, my company, organises is not just about seeing. It’s about feeling – feeling the warmth and welcoming nature of our people, particularly when we are at church singing gospel songs.



I enjoy showing my guests the place where the spirit and energy of the community can be experienced at its fullest, the place where the joy of being alive reaches a peak, the place where we celebrate each other and our faith.

That place is church. My church is the Langa Baptist Church, and every Sunday morning more than 350 people – everyone from the little babas (babies) to the wise gogos (old ladies) – congregate in fellowship and sing our South African songs of praise, like ‘Uyinkosi Yamakhosi’ (‘You are the Lord of Lords’).

After we have enjoyed the gospel songs and the praise and worship session, I take my guests to see where the residents of Langa live, and we visit both the old cramped hostels and the new better housing developments the government is now building. I introduce them to my friends and neighbours and we walk through the streets and share jokes and greetings with members of the community.



The majority of Langa dwellers are Christian, so you can imagine that Sundays in our township are special, lively days. Church is more than a ritual for us; it’s something we look forward to, something that gives us a sense of hope and support, something that renews us from the inside out.

From the moment we arrive at the church, where the congregation welcomes you with singing, dancing, the beating of drums and clapping of hands, to when we visit people in their shacks and houses afterwards, your eyes and ears will be opened to the true story of the spirit of the township.



My gospel township tour starts at around 8:30 or 9am, when you’ll be picked up from your base in the Cape Town CBD. After a stop at the historic site of District Six, where thousands of people were evicted during Apartheid, we go straight to Langa Baptist Church, enjoy between 30 and 45 minutes of the service before proceeding to a half-day township tour.

This tour includes walking through the suburb and passing many small businesses, like herbalists, traditional healers, meat markets, cell phone repair stores, barber shops and more. The tour ends with a visit to the Joe Slovo informal settlement and a drive through two nearby areas, Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu, that are very different to Langa and each other but equally dynamic and vibrant. All along the way, we experience the many sights, sounds and smells of Cape Town’s townships.

Note: Camissa’s gospel township tour runs every Sunday morning, providing there is a minimum of two people attending, and usually spans about four hours in total. Ask about discounts for CapeTownMagazine.com readers.

---

Not so keen about a visit to a gospel church? Read more about Camissa’s and eco township tour.

---

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle and check out our Pinterest boards for updates. Not to mention, subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with what's hip and happening in our pretty city.

Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Ash_EvansBecome A Video Star

Learn how to handle yourself on camera

blowfish_new_7R99 Calamari and Prawns Combo Every ...

And drink in the view of Table Mountain across the bay

cape_quarter_01Catch These Weekly Deals at Cape Quarter

From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

rotterdam_restaurantFarm Stay Special: Romantic Weekend Away

Idyllic Swellendam farm accommodation with a special game drive and picnic amongst the ...

Jedi Tedi 3Drink Rosé & Find Inner Peace

Yoga, meditation and rosé on tap at this Women’s Day brunch in Milnerton

sounding_the_voidDiscover the Art of Listening At A ...

A free audio exhibition exploring fantasy islands, suits that give you a different ...

durbanville_childrens_homeIt’s A Treasure Hunt At A R2 Book Sale

Find old gems, childhood classics, best sellers and out-of-print books.

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

teambuildingTeambuilding Activities You’ll ...

14 teambuilding activities and why they work

fpl_5Get Moving in Functional Training Class

Improve your fitness, strength and overall functionality with the Functional Performance ...

ac_marriott_musicHappy Hour and Live Music Every ...

Get a discount on drinks and tapas before local musicians step up to entertain you

aroundaboutnew1Get a Free Stay in Scarborough With ...

Just use the promo code when booking a 4X4 and camping equipment

sundoo2019_4South-Indian Tapas and Thalis For a ...

Vegan options, halaal-friendly, casual but beautifully decorated: Sundoo South Indian ...

the41_music3Romantic Beach Vibe and Live Music At ...

Live Thursdays: Come in your slops to this chic Camps Bay spot for great food and live ...

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 10% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

sgtpepper152-for-1 Burger or Pizza Deal At Sgt ...

A reason to eat out: Get a free pizza on Tuesdays and a free burger on Thursdays at this ...

cartelcafe6Lunch Sorted: A Midweek Buffet At The ...

Fill up your plate and tuck into a tasty lunch spread every Wednesday and Thursday: From ...

coco_safar_lunchOn The House: Try A Rooibos Cold Brew ...

Satisfy your cravings for South African flavours such as bobotie or hit the spot with ...

Barrs7Common Summer Ailments And Their ...

What most people ask about sunscreen, hay fever, runny tummy, malaria meds and ...

house of h2 For 1 New Corona Cocktails on the ...

All-new whiskey-Corona mixes, Corona mojitos for after-work drinks during two-hour ...

Coco Safar Dinner NEW 2Indulge In Dinner and Dessert At Coco ...

And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

Nasty Womxn - 4But What If Medusa Had Won?

A sketch art exhibition retelling stories of Greek mythology from a women’s perspective

Waterworld Strand Waterpark Cape TownFree Putt-Putt Special at Waterworld ...

False Bay’s finest family fun zone is offering a complimentary game of mini golf with ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.