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April 08, 2009

Township tots – Flickr pic of the day

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This striking image of children playing in a Cape Town township was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Kyle Anstey aka kilowa.

Kyle says, “This photograph was taken on a day tour of the townships with Gap Tours CC in April 2008.

“Visiting the townships was a fantastic experience: the people were warm and welcoming and the vibrant colours and unique scenes presented a number of great photo opportunities,” he adds.

Visitors can experience authentic local culture on popular township tours. There are tours available in Langa, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Kayamandi, and Lwandle, with a variety of stops and routes to meet your needs. There are bus, bicycle and walking tour options, with tour guides who are qualified residents of the area and have unbeatable local knowledge.

The townships are colourful and dramatic places, where many people are overcoming the most tremendous obstacles in their lives. Visitors often feel emotional after a township tour, and buoyed up with a sense of hope. 

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Image © Kyle Anstey aka kilowa 2009

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