Educational township tour & wine tasting
A delightful way of making a contribution!
Behind The Scene is a township tour developed to educate and spread awareness. Our aim as a Non Profit Organisation is to show you a different side of the township life in Cape Town. We want to shatter stereotypes of danger and crime by giving you a more holistic understanding of those areas and the lives of the people that inhabit them. Therefore, our concept is called 'Behind the Scene' and the fee you pay for our township tour is a donation towards community development.
The Tour Guide
The tour is led by our local tour-guide Mapanya Sogoni, who is born and raised in Guguletu. After spending 17 years of his life in prison, he chose to dedicate his time into social change and give back to his community, in a way where young individuals can be prevented from walking his previous path as a former gangster. Mapanya will make you feel like a local rather than a tourist and he will definitely give you a better understanding of townships; you can watch his TEDx Talk here.
The Wine Tasting
In the end of the township tour, the big finale remains - a home visit at a local entrepreneur with a heart for the local community, equality and her own produced wine, Ses'fikile. During the home visit, a lunch, consisting of varied traditional local dishes, is served and the host will give you a wine tasting experience of her on brand, Ses'fikile.
Visit her website for more information —> www.sesifikile.co.za
The genuine way to explore
Behind the Scene will give you experience of the true township culture and you will be brought closer to understanding of the complex history of South Africa and the situation of today.
Meet up, introduction and visit at CTO’s Headquarter in Guguletu
Three main townships; Guguletu, Nyanga and Manenberg
Local Memorials such as Amy Bhiel and Guguletu Seven
Delicious lunch and wine tasting in the home of a local winemaker
Anyone can do a guided tour, but not like this – not behind the scene!
Price for the tour is R500 p/p
Enkosi! (Thank you!)