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Guests will be collected from their place of accommodation if located in the city centre of Cape Town and within a 10 kilometre radius.

Guests staying in outlying areas will be charged an additional collection fee.

Township Tour including visit to Robben Island | This intimate interactive tour will expose you to some of Cape Town's multi-cultural life. We take our visitors into the Townships, but preserve the integrity of this Cape Town day tour by also introducing them to the traditional Malay Quarter known as Bo-Kaap, as well as Athlone, Rylands and District 6. These areas were defined as Coloured areas with Rylands having being defined as an Indian area. 

On arrival, tourists often discover that they did not understand the extent to which previous race classification laws fragmented our society. Many people who the visitor originally assumed were defined as Black were in fact classified as Coloured or Indian and did not live in the townships, but in other designated areas. 

Including a Robben Island tours in and around the prison are guided by ex-inmates who are able to provide great insight into the day to day life of a Robben Island Prisoner. Having incarcerated Nelson Mandela for 19 of his 27 years in jail under apartheid, Robben Island has become a symbol of South Africa's remarkable transformation.

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. Apart from housing political prisoners, the island was also used as a lunatic asylum, leper colony and general dumping place for chronically ill patients.
  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we've classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn't do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 2 to 8 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Guests will be collected from their place of accommodation if located in the city centre of Cape Town and within a 10 kilometre radius.

    Guests staying in outlying areas will be charged an additional collection fee.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Guests will be dropped off at their place of accommodation if located in the city centre of Cape Town and within a 10 kilometre radius.

    Guests staying in outlying areas will be charged an additional fee.

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM - 9.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (4.30 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

We take our visitors into the Townships, but preserve the integrity of this Cape Town day tour by also introducing them to the traditional Malay Quarter known as Bo-Kaap, as well as District 6, Athlone, Rylands and Khayelitsha.

Following your visit to the townships you will depart for Robben Island by ferry where you will tour the infamous island. Having incarcerated Nelson Mandela for 19 of his 27 years in jail under apartheid, Robben Island (meaning seal Island in old Dutch) has become a symbol of South Africa's remarkable transformation.

Tours in and around the prison are guided by ex-inmates who are able to provide great insight into the day to day life of a Robben Island Prisoner.

HIGHLIGHTS
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  • District Six and Museum
  • Bo-Kaap
  • Manenberg
  • Cape Flats
  • Khayelitsha
  • Robben Island
On your return we will transfer you back to your Hotel.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to travel dates, 100% cancellation will be charged

Children policy

Children are welcome

Participant Guidelines

Please be respectful and mindful of other cultures. Ask before you take photographs of people or their homes.