Township Experience

  • Port

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD89 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    4.0 Hours

  • Meals included


This tour combines a look at the city’s apartheid past with a chance to discover the everyday life of its indigenous Xhosa-speaking community. Your excursion begins with a drive around the city’s notable sights, including the Feather Market Centre, the Old Post Office and Donkin Reserve Pyramid and Lighthouse. You’ll also pause at the ‘Native Strangers location’, before touring a number of deprived and undeveloped townships, as well as some middle class areas – all home to the city’s diverse population. 

Visit Aya’s Ceramic Art Studio, situated in the heart of New Brighton Township. Aya draws her inspiration from the African Landscape, animals, birds and even her dreams to create some of the most interesting ceramic art you will find in South Africa.

En route to your next stop, you’ll see Emlotheni Memorial Park - dedicated to the memory of six anti-apartheid activists and a poignant reminder of the city’s turbulent past. You’re assured of a warm welcome during  a visit to a local school or day care centre; an opportunity to understand more about the community and enjoy a soft drink refreshment.

On your way back to the quayside you’ll drive by the historic Red Location, striking because of its unique architecture and its strong connection to the history of the ANC (African National Congress).