Interesting walk around a township

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April 9th 2008
Published: June 17th 2017
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This morning was quite educational. My day started with a mild hangover and then we all got in a mini-bus for a day long tour. The first part of the day was a guided tour of Langa- a township in Cape Town.

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01 Carpark01 Carpark
01 Carpark

This is the carpark of the hostel we stayed at. We saw it and thought it was best to the leave the car out on the street.
02 Out the front02 Out the front
02 Out the front

Us girls out the front of our 1/4 star accommodation. We weren't sad to be checking out earlier than planned!
03 Bars03 Bars
03 Bars

Lots of bars on all the houses in the township.
04 Township04 Township
04 Township

A typical house in a township. This is the one we went into to try to local brewed beer.
05 Guide05 Guide
05 Guide

This is the guide that took us through the township.
06 Helen drinking06 Helen drinking
06 Helen drinking

Helen drinking the local beer.
07 Milkshake?07 Milkshake?
07 Milkshake?

To me this beer looked like a frothy milkshake.
08 Background08 Background
08 Background

In the background is the famous Table Mountain.
09 Playing09 Playing
09 Playing

Children playing in front of a line of toilets.
10 Children10 Children
10 Children

Children of the township.
11 Toilets11 Toilets
11 Toilets

A long line of toilets.
12 Medicine Man12 Medicine Man
12 Medicine Man

This is the local medicine man.
13 Dead things13 Dead things
13 Dead things

An assortment of dead things hanging from the medicine man's 'chemist'.
14 Herbal Chemist14 Herbal Chemist
14 Herbal Chemist

The sign outside.
15 More dead things15 More dead things
15 More dead things

Another assortment of dead things in the 'chemist'.
16 Homes16 Homes
16 Homes

Homes in the township.
17 Homes17 Homes
17 Homes

Some of the many shacks we saw as we drove through the township.
18 Homes18 Homes
18 Homes

More of the tiny shacks.
19 Homes19 Homes
19 Homes

The basic homes in which many families live in.
20 Large township20 Large township
20 Large township

At least they have a great view of Table Mountain.
21 Large township21 Large township
21 Large township

Roof tops are held down by rocks and bricks.
22 Church22 Church
22 Church

One of the many churches.
23 Homes23 Homes
23 Homes

A few small businesses in the main street of the township.

15th November 2010

RIP Makhaya we will miss you Brother i have learnt alot from you

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