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Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

1. Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. During your time together, you will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear their personal stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life. The day either begins at 08.00 or at 13.00, returning approximately four-and-a-half hours later. You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came. After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here we move onto Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer! How can you turn down a beer with the locals? Finally we move to Khayelitsha - the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa today. Its local name is Xhosa, which means New Home. Here you will get to meet with some of the township entrepreneurs who are breathing new life in to these historic towns. If you're fortunate enough to be with us on a Sunday, we'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships! It's truly an experience not to be missed!

Cape Town: District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

2. Cape Town: District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Learn about the harrowing history of apartheid-era South Africa at the District Six Museum in Cape Town. Find out how this lively multi-racial hub for musicians and artists was dismantled by the apartheid regime through forced removals. Engage with photographs, recordings and testimonials, which offer further insight into the horrors of the apartheid system. Share in the stories of District Six with engaging and friendly staff members. Many were displaced residents themselves and have intimate and personal stories to tell.

Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

3. Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

Begin your journey of Cape Town with a hotel pick up, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to the ferry dock to catch your boat to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison during the Apartheid era. Visit the former prison on a guided tour, hearing stories of the famous island's past. Next, head back across the water to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, where your guide will take you on a historical tour of Cape Town. See a number of iconic monuments and sights, including the Parliament buildings, the Company's Garden, the Slave Auction Tree, the Apartheid Museum in District Six, the Slave Museum, the Castle — which is the oldest building in South Africa, built between 1666-1679. The last stop on your South African excursion is a visit to Table Mountain. Hop on the cable car and make your way to the top of Cape Town for unparalleled views of the sprawling city and the ocean.

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What people are saying about District Six Museum

very safe and well guided tour. very informative. the guide himself lives in township and so does the driver. it is definitely worth getting to know this side of capetown. we took ball books, pens and small packs of gummy bears with us instead of tips and distributed them in the city. you should have seen the children's eyes, so in our day and age you would give away a diamond watch. breathtaking and so beautiful

The visit to Langa is very striking and allows you to see the reality of the city of Cape Town and the consequences of Apartheid. Our guide in Langa was very nice and taught us a lot. However, it should be noted that Khayelitsha is not really visited, it is just a drive through. The car guide was not very talkative and didn't explain much to us.

Luv is a great guide! He knows and explains a lot, promotes mutual understanding, treats people with great respect and impartiality and made great contacts with the people in the townships possible. Absolutely to be recommended!

The tour was fantastic. The guides were friendly and the experience unforgettable. Being able to walk into the heart of the township with a local guide who grew up in the township was incredible. A must.

The tour of Langa was a special experience and helped me a lot to get a first insight into life in the township.