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Cape Town History Tour

Cape Town, South Africa
$125 per guest

The Breakdown
Start Time
9:00 AM
7 hours
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Activity Level
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Why you should do this
The mother city has a complicated and intriguing history in South Africa. From being the home to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years to being the site of some of the most stunning landscapes and architecture in the world, it's history is one that will surprise you. This full day experience walks you through Cape Town from it's founding as South Africa's first city, to it's sordid entanglement with race and class, to it's status as a modern design city and much more.
Meet Your Curator

Michelle moved to Cape Town from Brazil and fell in love with the Mother City and the rest, as they say, is history.
Cape Town History Tour
Hosted By
Michelle Juni

A closer look at Cape Town History Tour

Here's What We'll Be Doing

  1. Explore the Company Gardens and learn about the role Dutch played in colonizing the Cape
  2. Take a visit to the Slave Lodge museum, which showcases a darker side of how the Cape was used as a trading post for slaves, predominantly from Java, Indonesia, Malaysia and the east. This is an important aspect of the history of the Cape that gives insight into the current makeup of the population of Cape Town. Discover the major influence these people have had on the local cuisine and culture.
  3. Head on over to the Bo-Kaap and explore the streets lined with the famous colourful houses and meet some of the animated locals going about their day. Discover spice shops and little local stores tucked away on the back streets before visiting the Bo-Kaap Museum.
  4. Take a step back in time with a cellar tour and chocolate and award winning wine pairing at one of the oldest wineries in South Africa, Groot Constantia.

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