Township Homestays

Come and enjoy a fully integrated Township experience with Vamos! You will be welcomed by your host family, participate in community based projects and experience the authentic township vibe and urban Xhosa culture.

Option 1 – Weekend Package – Township Vibe

We will collect you from Cape Town area on Friday afternoon and introduce you to your host family. Thereafter you will be taken on an orientation township walking tour before enjoying dinner with your host family on Friday night.

Vamos Homestay - Dinner with host family

Dinner with host family

After breakfast on Saturday, you will be introduced to the Happy Feet Youth Project where you will participate in a variety of projects with the kids until lunchtime with your host family. Saturday afternoon is free time until dinner with your family again. In the evening you will have the option of joining Siviwe and his friends on an authentic night out in the townships, or you are free to spend the evening with your host family.

Happy Feet Youth Project  - Volunteer Weekend Programme

Happy Feet Youth Project

Free time - explore Langa

Free time – explore Langa

Time Out - Night out in Langa

Township Vibe

Sunday is free time, and we have some wonderful options for you. After breakfast you are could join one of the local church groups around Langa and experience some stirring Gospel singing. Thereafter you can join Siviwe and his friends at Mzoli’s in Guguletu for a traditional African barbecue at Cape Town’s liveliest restaurant (transport included, meat and drinks for own account).

Volunteer Lunch at Mzoli's

Volunteer Lunch at Mzoli’s

After lunch on Sunday, we will transfer you back to Cape Town after an absorbing immersion into Township Kulcha!

Included:

• 3 Day / 2 Night Homestay

• Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast

• Volunteer Project on Saturday morning

• Transfers

• Use of bicycle

Price:

• R1990 (including bicycle and transfers)

• R1550 (excluding bicycle and transfers)

 

Option 2 – Weekday Package – Community Project Focussed

We will collect you from Cape Town area on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon for a 3 day / 2 night weekday Township Homestay.

After meeting your host family and settling in, you will be taken on an orientation township walking tour to get the “lay of the land”. That evening you will get to know your host family better over dinner.

After breakfast the following morning, you will be introduced to your morning project (e.g. Garden Project, Crèche classroom support) and then enjoy lunch prepared by your host. In the afternoon, you will participate in activities involving the Happy Feet Project before returning to your host family for dinner.

Creche classroom support

Creche classroom support

That evening, you have the option of an evening outing.

The following morning after breakfast you will return to your project of the previous day (or change if you’d prefer the variety) followed by lunch and then ending your stay in Langa with another fun session with the Happy Feet kids. That afternoon we will transfer you back to Cape Town.

Included:

• 3 Weekday / 2 Night Homestay

• 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

• Volunteer Projects

• Transfers

• Use of bicycle

Price:

• R1990 (including bicycle and transfers)

• R1550 (excluding bicycle and transfers)

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