Day Trip - Township and Robben Island Tour
Today we will visit the Townships – a tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness every day life in a harsh environment which tells of... [continued]
At a Glance
Today we will visit the Townships – a tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness every day life in a harsh environment which tells of the struggles, hopes and achievements. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections).
We start with a tour of District Six. See the oldest mosque in S.A. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures. We visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, and see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and we visit a traditional healer. Experience the warm hospitality of a local B&B. We visit a crèche offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children. We also visit Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial.
Complete your cultural experience by extending the morning Township Visit Tour to include a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon. Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years.
Your return to your hotel is included.
Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable.
Subject to weather, ferry schedule and seat availability.