Langa - About the Neighbourhood
Langa is a neighbourhood located in Cape Town that is home to a vibrant community with a rich culture and history. Travellers and visitors to Langa can experience the friendly atmosphere and learn more about the local culture.
In the late 1940s, Langa was one of the first townships to be established for black South Africans. The Apartheid government attempted to control the township by limiting its growth and restricting residents’ movement. However, Langa residents fought back against these restrictions and made the township a center of resistance to Apartheid.
There are many popular attractions in Langa, such as the Langa Quarter, which is a lively market where you can find traditional African crafts and foods. The township is also home to a number of museums and monuments, which offer insight into the culture and history of the area.
Key Attractions inLanga
Langa, meaning sun, was established in 1927 in terms of the 1923 Urban Area Act and is one of the oldest townships in South Africa. It was a focal area for much of the resistance against the apartheid government and as such has a rich – if often turbulent – history.
Popular Attractions in Langa
Langa is well known for its cultural offerings, its warmth and sense of community and wide array of offerings available to visitors.
Places to Stay in Langa
Stay in Langa and experience true South African community. The cultural courage and ambitions of this proud community run rich in its streets.
Places to Eat & Drink in Langa
Langa is home to some great traditional African restaurants and bars. Here are just a few of our favorite places to eat and drink.
Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to Langa? Here are some ideas to get you started: