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Liziwe's Guest House & Tours

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

As part of a family trip to Cape Town I was keen to visit a township, for my own benefit but also for my children. This fulfilled my desire for the kids to see another side of the world but gave us all so much more. Having looked at a few options I really didn't want a tour that was...

Thank Readie71
Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Having visited Langa Township last year and felt I'd seen something authentic, I wanted to take it to another level this year with a visit to a township even less likely to be playing up to tourists. I found out about tours from Liziwe's guest house with Andrew and harangued him for several months before we got to South Africa....

Thank RichCotswoldChap
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Liziwe's was very very helpful in accommodating all of our needs, setting the pick-up time from the airport, transport to the city and the township tour. I was very grateful for how helpful and flexible they were! Andrew took care of us from the beginning to the end, and we felt safe throughout our stay. Interestingly, he said that Donald...

Thank zalthenu
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Liziwes for a night during our travels in South Africa based on a recommendation in the lonely planet, and what an incredible experience! We have to admit, being British and driving through the townships and shanty towns to get to the guesthouse made us more than a little apprehensive! But we received a wonderful welcome from Liziwe...

1Thank Sophie W
Liziwes, Manager at Liziwe's Guest House & Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sophie Thank you so much for the great review we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. This review will definitely help us to market our business. Running a tourism business in the township is always a challenge as the area is portrayed as a no go area. This is why it is so...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 7 February 2016

If I had one place to recommend to travelers looking for a bit of the true South Africa experience, the Liziwe Guesthouse would be it. After being picked up by Andrew, one of the Guesthouse employees, at the Cape Town airport, he gave me a brief history of the township and the work the guesthouse does for travelers and the...

Thank Morgan S
township, Manager at Liziwe's Guest House & Tours, responded to this review

Dear Morgan Wonderful to hear that you have arrived home safely after such a long and tiring flight. We all at Liziwe's thank you for your great review it was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are all so happy that you enjoyed our hospitality. Kindest regards Liziwe,Donald and Andrew

Cumberland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Booked a township tour right where Liziwe's is located and received excellent service by our guide and great hospitality by the owner of Liziwe's. We did not stay at the hotel, however were given a tour of this wonderful establishment where the money spent goes right back into the township! If you want an authentic township living experience stay at...

Thank Jurambura
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I didn't stay at the guesthouse but had the good fortune of having Andrew take me on a walking tour of the Gugulethu and Langa townships. Andrew was prompt in responding to all my queries over e-mail and was more than willing to incorporate certain things I was interested in into the walking tour. He is an incredibly informative and...

Thank pp163234
Butterworth, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2014

as much as i still have queries about the place, i reall had a great stay there. i loved every second of my stay... as for the lady cleaning she really is the laziest person ever worked in a guest house i've seen.. The owner's are the sweetest people ever.... Sinethemba

3Thank Sne8704
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We wanted to end our two week trip to South Africa with a township tour, and we had the great fortune to find Andrew to take us! He made the whole thing very easy, from the initial prompt response to our inquiry (and it was a very last minute thing!), to the great instructions he gave us for driving ourselves...

2Thank Lewisyun112
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2014

My wife and I were met at the airport by Andrew from Liziwe’s, spent one night in Room 3 of the guesthouse, and then given a private tour of Gugulethu and the Cape Peninsula before being dropped off at our longer-term accommodations in the Bo Kaap. We had arranged everything ahead of time by email, and it was clear from...

3Thank dougherucci

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Liziwe's Guest House warmly welcomes all guests. Since opening it's doors in 2005, this township accommodation has managed to develop a great reputation among both international and domestic travellers. We have 3 bedrooms with bath ensuite and 4 bedrooms with shower ensuite . We also have a two bedroomed family loft apartment. This family unit shares a shower en suite and sleeps a family of four comfortably in two bedrooms. We also offer township walking tours which is a favorite amongst our guests. We are also very close to Mzoli's place a barbecue hot spot so if you have never been to Guguletu visit us for a tour of our neighborhood and something to eat at Mzoli's butchery. After something to eat take a stroll down the road to Liziwe's Guesthouse where you can spend the night for an unforgettable African experience of a Lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Liziwe's Guest House & Tours

Address: Ny 121 | Guguletu Cape Town, Guguletu 7750, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Guguletu
Price Range: $40 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 1 and 2 both have a balcony, looking out across the Township with Table Mountain in the background. The sunset there was stunning.”
morgans490, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a good view of the township and Cape Town's mountains, but you can always ask for a front room, as those are guaranteed to have the most amazing view :)”
15gabriellaa, 3 May 2014 | Read review
“rooms 1-3 has a view to the" backside" of table mountain”
  • reading in the sun and watching the life on the street
JensenRy_Denmark, 8 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Room 2 had a fabulous view.”
RachelH350, 27 Sep 2011 | Read review
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