The “Burb” tour – a reversal of the classic township tour

7 May

Cape Town: My pictures of the beautiful "Mother City" of South Africa

You are chilling with your friends and the next thing boom; tourists are taking a picture of you without your permission.

Sabelo Mkhabela

Very often tourists are seen walking in the townships wanting to have a clear picture of how people live their daily lives. Are the townships a true reflection of South Africa? What about the big 5 in the Kruger National Park and the night life in Johannesburg?

Sabelo Mkhabela wrote an article on ‘reverse township tours’. In the article Sabelo argues that township tours are invasion of privacy.

I loathe to witness tourists being dropped off in busloads “to see how people live”. It’s treating the township like a zoo and it’s plain disrespectful

The ‘reverse township tour’ video that went viral

Sabelo and his friends wanted to do a little experiment. they took to the streets in Camps Bay – Cape Town, where they started…

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