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Half Day Township Cultural Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Sunday

  • Duration

    3.5 HOURS

  • Start time

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    • Half Day Township Cultural Tour,
    W. Cape-Cape Town-Garden Route, South Africa,

Key Highlights

  • Discover the roots of Cape Town as you travel back in time
  • Learn just how this vibrant and bustling city became to be
  • Hear about the harrowing stories of the Apartheid

Overview

Departing from Cape Town city centre, the first stop is in the Bo Kaap. Here you will find out about the arrival of an expedition of Dutch sailors in 1652 that proved to be a monumental turning point in South African history. As you take a short walk along the romantic cobblestone streets between the brightly coloured homes, your tour guide will explain 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, the Apartheid South Africa. Once in District 6, 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 in the charisma and vibrancy of how religion is practiced in the townships. While is 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.

Languages
English

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Tourguide

Please note

Voucherless. You don’t need to bring any voucher (digital or printed)!

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