As Cape Town’s oldest township, Langa is a truly unique place to explore by bike, with a rich cultural and historic heritage, steeped in Jazz tradition. At the heart of Langa lies the vibrant Langa Quarter – Langa’s cultural hub and home to a variety of community outreach projects and cultural institutions, art and craft studios, theaters, restaurants and shops.
Langa can be reached by train from Cape Town’s CBD but for the more adventurous cyclist we have curated a 15km cultural trail from the CBD that follows a mix of cycle lanes and streets shared with traffic. While flat and easy to pedal, sections of the route can have heavy traffic and are best cycled during off-peak hours. Langa regularly hosts Open Streets events, where the main roads are shut down to traffic as a result, this is one of the best times to explore the area, and there is usually a group of cyclists riding to the event from the city.