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18 Gangster Museum has trained, certified and charismatic tour guides who can take either small or large groups on immersive, experiential tours.

If you’re pushed for time, take our hour-long guided tour of the museum; if you want a fuller experience, book a walking, cycling and taxi tour and you’ll also get to know some of the ins and outs of Khayelitsha, the vibrant home of 18 Gangster Museum’s founders and the second biggest township in South Africa.

Please note that bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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Tour fee: R60 p.p + water included (we accept card payments with Visa or Mastercard)

Tour duration:  45 – 60 minutes

Step inside the life of a gangster at 18 Gangster Museum and understand the terrible consequences of choosing this path with this interactive hour-long guided tour featuring an ex-offender and a replica prison cell.

This tour features:

  • Powerful imagery and portraits
  • The history of South African Gangs
  • Information about gang culture and the consequences of being part of a gang
  • Time spent inside the replica prison cell with ex-offenders telling their own story of gangsterism and prison
  • Memorabilia and archives
  • Local gang songs, chants, slang and handshakes
  • Help raise awareness to help fight gangs by having a one-day tattoo.
  • Audiovisuals displaying current situation in SA gangs
  • Keep R200 aside for 18 Gangster Museum merchandise (optional)
  • Q & A session

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Tour fee: R750 pp (We accept card payments with Visa or Mastercard)
Tour duration: Half day

Incorporate a guided tour of the innovative 18 Gangster Museum with a walking, cycling and taxi tour taking in some of Khayelitsha’s highlights and points of interest for a fuller picture of life in Cape Town’s largest and most vibrant township.

This tour features:

  • 10- 20 minutes walking tour around the community of Makhaya.
  • Bicycle trip through the 2nd biggest township in South Africa
  • A visit to a reformed gangsters’ house
  • Conversation with an ex-gangster
  • A visit to Khayelitsha Mall and Espinaca, an innovative local healthy food enterprise
  • Insight into the overall history of Khayelitsha
  • Beautiful panoramic view of the township from Lookout Hill.
  • A taxi ride to Site C informal settlement c
  • Lunch at a fashionable local barbecue joint called Rands
  • An immersive tour of 18 Gangster Museum

Need Transport to the museum ? Please let us know

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