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

Cape Town City Hall

On Cape Town's Grand Parade stands an imposing Italian Renaissance-style Edwardian building constructed from honey limestone. Cape Town's City Hall took five years to complete, after the laying of its ...

Erf 81 Tamboerskloof Farm

Erf 81, or Tamboerskloof Farm, lies between the gentrified suburb of Tamboerskloof and the Cape Malay suburb of the Bo-Kaap, a ramshackle collection of buildings and grounds that are home to geese, chickens, ...

Greenmarket Square

You cannot visit Cape Town and not visit one of its oldest markets, set on a cobbled square between Short and long Market Streets. This is where Capetonians have been buying their clothing, jewellery, sandals, ...

Houses of Parliament

The city of Cape Town, despite not being the capital of South Africa, is home to South Africa’s Parliament - Cape Town is the legislative capital, whilst the seat of government is in Pretoria, the ...

Mannenberg Memorial

One of the art works of the Sunday Times Heritage Project is a commemoration of the place where the famous song, Mannenberg, was recorded. The work is by Mark O'Donovan, an electrical engineer, and Francois ...

Open House

Open House is a public art piece. It is a 10.5 metre high bright red 'house' without a back. Its narrow three-storey facáde, complete with stairs and wrought iron balconies, is the creation of artist Jacques ...

Pier Place

Pier Place is an unassuming public square on Heerengracht Street on Cape Town's Foreshore. The square is probably best known for its position in front of Vodacom, the company occupying the bulk of the Pier ...

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, ...

The Hurling Pump

The Hurling Pump is one of the only remaining historical water pumps in Cape Town. You'll find it on the corner of Prince and Sir George Grey Streets, a little piece of surviving history from the the late 19th ...

Wally's Cave

Instagram has made Wally’s Cave famous. The jagged circular cave mouth is one of the most prolific photographs of Cape Town to make its way onto social media, so even if you think you don’t know it, you ...

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