District Six Places of Interest

District Six is situated in the City Bowl, in Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN District Six

Al-Azhar Masjied

The Al Azhar Mosque is an Islamic mosque in District Six, Cape Town. It holds the same name as a rather resplendent more-famous mosque in Cairo, Egypt but what it lacks in minarets, it makes up for with ...

Attractions AROUND District Six

Cape Town's East City

Cape Town's East City is known, interchangeably, as the East City, the East City Precinct, and the fringe. Others, still, know it as lower Gardens. But this part of the Mother City's central city is in the ...

Castle of Good Hope

A unique combination of history, fine wine, traditional food, military ceremonies and craftsmanship awaits you at this pentagonal fortification. Built between 1666 and 1679, the Cape Town Castle is the oldest ...

District Six Museum

When the apartheid government swooped on District Six, Cape Town in 1965, forcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a 'whites-only' zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community ...

... and little further afield

Auwal Masjid

The mosque that stands at the top end of Dorp Street, in amongst the brightly painted houses of the Bo-Kaap (almost diagonally behind the Bo-Kaap Museum), is South Africa’s oldest mosque - established in 1794, ...

Cissie Gool Memorial

Zainunnisa 'Cissie' Gool was the only woman to serve on Cape Town's City Council at a time when she did not have the right to vote, representing District Six between 1938 and 1951. She was said to be a woman ...

Groote Kerk

What strikes you, as you look at the oldest church in the country, is how modern it seems, given its three hundred and thirty odd years. Which is as it should be, considering that all that remains of the ...

Lion's Head

Lion’s Head is flanked by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and was so named by the first Dutch explorers, who arrived in the 1600’s and were of the opinion that the mountain and Signal Hill together resembled a ...

Mandela Rhodes Building

Find the Mandela Rhodes Building on the corner of St George's Mall and Wale Street in Cape Town. Designed by Sir Herbert Baker, it was originally built for De Beers by Cecil John Rhodes in 1902. The historical ...

South African National Gallery

Lying in the Company Gardens, opposite the South African Museum on Government Avenue, the South African National Gallery houses some of the most beautiful collections of South African, African, British, ...

St Georges Mall

Once a congested city street, St George’s Mall is now a pedestrian area in the middle of Cape Town’s city, bustling with activity that ranges from live entertainment - provided by buskers, dancers, drummers, ...

St Martini Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established by German immigrants in 1861, St Martini is the first German Lutheran Synod in South Africa. It was built when the Lutheran Church split and a new church, called St Martini the Evangelical Lutheran ...

Table Mountain National Park

At the south-western tip of South Africa, the Table Mountain National Park encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south, a ...

We are Still Here

We are still here is a monument outside the Central Library on Longmarket pedestrian mall. It is both disturbing and moving. Almost hidden along the leafy byway, the mosaic framed art piece displays copies of ...

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