Half-Day Township & Cultural Tour
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This day offers a fascinating look at the different cultures of the Cape.
- Drive through District Six
- The District Six Museum – If open*
- Bo Kaap
- Experience a local community church on Sunday (optional)*
The Bo Kaap
Join us for a unique experience travelling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Departing from Cape Town city centre, the first stop is in the Bo Kaap. Here we discuss the arrival of an expedition of Dutch sailors in 1652 that proved to be a monumental turning point in the South African history.
Taking a short walk along the romantic cobble stone streets between the brightly coloured homes, your tour guide explains how the framework for racial segregation was established. Passing some of Cape Town’s landmarks, a short drive brings us to District 6 where we elaborate on the next tier in the South African story i.e. Apartheid South Africa.
District 6 and Langa
Once in District 6, we drive through the now decaying ruins of what once was a flourishing mixed-race community where 60 000 people lived and worked but was demolished only to be reserved exclusively for white people. The tour continues to Langa, the oldest Black African Township in Cape Town. Along the way we elaborate on the restrictive legislation introduced by the Apartheid regime to enforce racial segregation. On arrival in Langa, we have a photo stop at the site that commemorates the student uprising of 1976; discuss the Pass Laws and the barracks built for African migrant workers.
If conducted on a Sunday morning, the tour includes a short visit to one of the local churches. Here guests are immersed into the charisma and vibrancy of how religion is practiced in the townships. While in Langa, we also share the miracle of our country when Nelson Mandela convinced us to forgive so that we can free ourselves. We also offer our groups a greater understanding of Shanty Town that exploded with the massive migration of mothers and children into the cities restoring black dignity at the end of Apartheid.
Morning or Afternoon Tour Entrance fees to District Six Museum included [ Closed on a Sunday ]
ZAR 630 per person : Valid till 31 October 2020
The Sunday morning tour includes a visit to a church service in Langa.
Departs Mon-Fri at approx. 09h00 and returns at approx. 12h30 or
Departs Mon-Fri at approx. 13h30 and returns at approx. 17h00
SAT/SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS at approx. 09h00 and returns at approx. 12h30
District Six Museum is CLOSED on Sunday.
NOTE – This tour is available on a private basis, please contact us for rates
This tour runs daily subject to a minimum of two passengers
This tour may not run on certain Public Holidays
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