This city tour gives a great perspective on the development of cities in South Africa, and explores the history of all of the people. It covers the city centre, with its English heritage, and proceeds to the townships where 75% of residents live. Expect to be surprised by the diversity of the townships. Yes, you will see some shack dwellings (for now) but more importantly you will see new housing development and middle-class areas too. We will dispel the myths about townships being shack-lands of poverty and hopelessness. The guides are locals, love to share their life experiences and their Xhosa culture. Townships are the heart of urban African life. They’re a repository of history, culture and life stories. They’re vibrant, heart-breaking, heart-warming, resilient, cohesive, and dynamic.