By joining a trip to the townships, visitors get the chance to look at South Africa from a different angle. A tour-guide takes you to apparently less attractive residential areas in which you experience circumstances of the inhabitant’s lives and culture.
Most tours head for certain districts in the Cape Flats where the majority of coloured and black people live. The term ‘Cape Flats’ stands as a synonym for poverty, unemployment, violence and hopelessness. According to popular opinion everyone who’s managing to get out of this district will go far whereas everybody else is supposed to having no future.