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Cape Township Half-Day Tour

by Ilios Travel Duration 4h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £42
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On this guided tour you gain a greater understanding of South Africa during a brief introduction to Cape Town, one of the most varied cities in the world. Learn how freedom has not come easily as you hear about past struggles, injustices, and reconstruction and development initiatives.

Get a sense of South Africa’s complex history during a half-day tour that’s ideal for those short on time. Visit the Bo-Kaap, a picturesque area formerly called the Malay Quarter, home to a cultural museum and the oldest mosque in the southern hemisphere. Get a sense of the unique culture and lifestyle of the city’s Muslim community as well as its contribution to South Africa’s development.

Next, head to District Six, a once vibrant area where 60,000 local inhabitants were forcibly removed between 1966 and 1982 as a result of the Group Areas Act. As you examine the desolate area of Zonnebloem, formerly District Six, visit the museum representing District Six as a tapestry of communal life torn apart – but not forgotten.

Visit Cape Flats, home to an apartheid-era township, and learn how apartheid policies disrupted non-white groups and distorted development, resulting in overcrowding. Sprawling camps of shanties sprung up, providing little more than a roof. As you see, squatter settlements are seeking their own solutions as an economic necessity.

On this guided tour you gain a greater understanding of South Africa during a brief introduction to Cape Town, one of the most varied cities in the world. Learn how freedom has not come easily as you hear about past struggles, injustices, and reconstruction and development initiatives.

Get a sense of South Africa’s complex history during a half-day tour that’s ideal for those short on time. Visit the Bo-Kaap, a picturesque area formerly called the Malay Quarter, home to a cultural museum and the oldest mosque in the southern hemisphere. Get a sense of the unique culture and lifestyle of the city’s Muslim community as well as its contribution to South Africa’s development.

Next, head to District Six, a once vibrant area where 60,000 local inhabitants were forcibly removed between 1966 and 1982 as a result of the Group Areas Act. As you examine the desolate area of Zonnebloem, formerly District Six, visit the museum representing District Six as a tapestry of communal life torn apart – but not forgotten.

Visit Cape Flats, home to an apartheid-era township, and learn how apartheid policies disrupted non-white groups and distorted development, resulting in overcrowding. Sprawling camps of shanties sprung up, providing little more than a roof. As you see, squatter settlements are seeking their own solutions as an economic necessity.

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£41.40

Total price is £41.40, taxes included

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Cape Township Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Cape Town

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cape Town City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Cape Town


Highlights

  • Snapshot of Cape Town's troubled history in key districts

  • Distinctive community & culture of the vibrant Bo-Kaap

  • Visit to museum in District Six, critical in apartheid era

  • Fascinating insight into the prevalent township settlements

  • Ideal overview of Cape Town for those who are short on time


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Cape Town and townships

  • Admission to District Six Museum (closed on Sundays)

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Cape Town hotel

  • Live commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pick-up is available for most centrally located Cape Town hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.