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Port Elizabeth City Tour: Discover Urban Life in South Africa

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  • Listen to the stories of Port Elizabeth locals and support efforts to preserve the Xhosa culture..Drive through colonial British architecture, modern city centers and the diverse townships..Visit a township school for tea or a local shebeen for a drink.
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant past and exciting present of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. Port Elizabeth, also known as “The Windy City” or “The Friendly City,” is situated at the end of the Garden Route, a stretch of South Africa's south-eastern coast, named for its lush vegetation and temperate beaches. A guide from Calabash Trust picks you up at 10:00 am from your hotel, bed and Breakfast, or backpacker and drives you through the South African metropolis, pointing out Port Elizabeth's modern developments and its rich history. Your tour guide then drives you off the beaten path and through the surrounding townships. Townships, like those surrounding Port Elizabeth, are the heart of urban African life. They're a repository of history, culture, and life stories. They're vibrant, heart-breaking, heart-warming, resilient, cohesive, and dynamic. Witness the low-income communities full of warmth and tradition or the middle-class townships, featuring new housing developments and thriving businesses. Engage in the rich history of the Xhosa culture as you listen to the intimate, personal stories of the Calabash tour guides. After learning about the history of the urban sprawl and surrounding townships, visit a school and enjoy a tea or visit the once illegal shebeens for a drink.
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