Guga S’Thebe Arts & Cultural Centre
Tsoga Environmental Resource Centre
Prince Charles planted a tree in 1997 at this centre built on a patch of once-barren wasteland in the heart of Langa. It’s doing well,...
The young guides at the environmental resource centre offer walking tours of Langa including a visit to a sangoma and shebeen lasting...
Mowbray Golf Club
Established in 1910, Mowbray is considered by some to be the best in-town course for its rural setting and abundant birdlife. It...
Dizu Plaatjies and his award-winning group of Xhosa musicians and dancers perform at this cultural centre by arrangement. Drumming...
Sheila has been so successful with her delicious African-style buffets that she’s taken over the neighbour’s, extending the once-cosy...
cnr Washington & Church Sts, Langa · interesting places nearby
Guga S’Thebe Arts & Cultural Centre information
Brilliantly decorated with colourful ceramic murals, this is one of the most impressive buildings in the townships. A host of community classes are held here, including beadwork and the making of traditional garments and pottery. Performances by local groups are often staged in the outdoor amphitheatre. It’s a good place to shop for local crafts and you can meet artists such as Odon, who teaches sand-painting classes here and sells his own canvases.
There’s a Cape Town Tourism office here, too: enquire with them about whether the planned apartheid pass laws museum for the nearby old Native Affairs Office has opened.