Township Bicycle Tours
Venue: Bike and Saddle
Dates: PERMANENT EVENT
Times: All events have different times
Booking Website: http://www.bikeandsaddle.com
Velokhaya and Bike and Saddle have collaborated to bring you a tour of the townships that will open your eyes!
This is what you will experience when you ride with Velokhaya……
After a trip introduction and briefing we shuttle out to Khayelitsha Township on the outskirts of Cape Town. With an estimated 1.5 million inhabitants, Khayelitsha is South Africa’s single largest township and means ‘New Home’ in the Xhosa language. We begin our tour at the Velokhaya BMX Oval and Life Cycling Academy which gives children from this community a chance to be engaged after school hours. After a quick introduction to the Velokhaya project and a chance to cycle the BMX track (if you dare!), we take to the roads with a local guide explaining the culture and customs of the community. We meander past local shebeens (pubs) and butcheries grilling meat alongside the street, with the opportunity to sample local delicacies such as sheep’s head and home brewed beer. We stop at Lookout Hill and climb to the top of this panoramic viewpoint. We visit an informal settlement comprised of tin shack dwellings, meeting members of this community and playing with the children. We make our way past the train station, local shopping centre, spaza shops selling groceries, home styled hairdressers and many more exhilirating sights and sounds. We circle our way back towards the Velokhaya BMX Oval where we enjoy a tasting platter and refreshments before returning to Cape Town.
Note: This tour can be expanded to include a visit to the world-famous Spier Wine Estate, where guests can enjoy a wine tasting and guided cycle.
Pricing & Booking Information
Prices vary full and half day tours
Venue Details & Map
Bike and SaddlePhysical Address: Khayelitsha
Telephone: +27(0)21 813 6433 Website: http://www.bikeandsaddle.com Latitude: -34.04140993918289 Longitude: 18.67560300102923