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Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Township Combo Tour

1. Robben Island Ferry Ticket and Township Combo Tour

Explore District Six, where 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed during the 1970s by the apartheid regime. Drive to Langa and learn the history of the oldest township at sites like the Old Pass Office and the monument to Robert Sobukwe. Learn about life during apartheid on a walking tour of the hostels and shacks. Visit a shebeen (pub) and try some homemade beer. See a traditional healer in action, and then drive through the Bonteheuwel township, reserved for the "colored" community during the days of apartheid. Hear about the division of people and its impact within communities today. See the Gugulethu 7 Memorial to the members of an anti-apartheid group killed by the South African Police in 1986, and the memorial to the American student Amy Biehl, murdered by PAC supporters in 1993. Afterwards, get dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to take your ferry to Robben Island.

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Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

2. Cape Town: Half-Day Guided Township Tour

Traveling is only as deep as the people you interact with, and on this half-day tour, you will get to discover Cape Town in an up-close and personal way through the eyes of the locals. During your time together, you will have a chance to dig deeper into the multicultural side of Cape Town, and hear their personal stories of forceful removals from District Six to the rich cultural landscape of township life. The day either begins at 08.00 or at 13.00, returning approximately four-and-a-half hours later. You will begin in District Six with the Museum (closed Sundays). Here you can educate yourself on the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants in the 1970s by the apartheid regime. This once lively community of former slaves, artisans and merchants was once home to almost 1/10 of the city of Cape Town's population before the brutality that came. After your education, you will move to Langa, the oldest formal township in South Africa. This suburb was established in 1927, and was established specifically for Black Africans before the apartheid era. There is a history of violent uprisings here, and your visit will be benefited with the local's stories and perspectives. From here we move onto Shebeen (township pub) with the option to taste some traditional beer! How can you turn down a beer with the locals? Finally we move to Khayelitsha - the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa today. Its local name is Xhosa, which means New Home. Here you will get to meet with some of the township entrepreneurs who are breathing new life in to these historic towns. If you're fortunate enough to be with us on a Sunday, we'll even have the chance to visit a charismatic church service in the townships! It's truly an experience not to be missed!

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Township and Robben Island Combination Tour

3. Township and Robben Island Combination Tour

Discover some of the most notable townships of Cape Town, learning about the struggle against Apartheid. Then visit the infamous Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for much of his 27-year incarceration. Start the tour at the historical site of District Six, where inhabitants were forcibly removed according to the Group Areas Act of 1950 during the Apartheid era. From there move on to Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town. Travel to Bonteheuwel, a township developed from the forcibly removed District Six residents classified as colored. Learn about the rules in these townships and how they affected everyday life. Make your way to Gugulethu, home to more than 300,000 residents. Here your guide will explain how this township has developed after the fall of Apartheid. Break for lunch at the V&A Waterfront, one of the top tourist destinations in Cape Town with breathtaking views of Table Mountain. After lunch, hop on the ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 prison years. Here you take a guided tour of the infamous maximum-s.ecurity prison and see Nelson Mandela's cell. After exploring the island you will be taken back to the V&A Waterfront by ferry, where the tour ends

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Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

4. Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

Begin your journey of Cape Town with a hotel pick up, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to the ferry dock to catch your boat to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison during the Apartheid era. Visit the former prison on a guided tour, hearing stories of the famous island's past. Next, head back across the water to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, where your guide will take you on a historical tour of Cape Town. See a number of iconic monuments and sights, including the Parliament buildings, the Company's Garden, the Slave Auction Tree, the Apartheid Museum in District Six, the Slave Museum, the Castle — which is the oldest building in South Africa, built between 1666-1679. The last stop on your South African excursion is a visit to Table Mountain. Hop on the cable car and make your way to the top of Cape Town for unparalleled views of the sprawling city and the ocean.

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Cape Town: E-scooter History Experience with Coffee

5. Cape Town: E-scooter History Experience with Coffee

Visit neighborhoods like District Six, Salt River, Woodstock, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town CBD on a half-day tour and leave with a deeper understanding of Cape Town. This experience is highly recommended for first-time travelers who are keen to learn about the past and current state of South Africa. Start in the Cape Town Business District with a welcome coffee at Yours Truly. Get briefed on the experience and get the context of Cape Town’s history. The experience is divided into 3 main parts: Part 1: History The city of Cape Town is one of our three capitals. Get a breakdown of how this agreement was formed between the British & the Dutch after the Anglo-Boer War. Part 2: Coffee The coffee scene in Cape Town has been growing and has now become the symbol of the city's melting pot of different cultures. Through the different coffee shops on the way, get to understand the city's migration story and how most people ended up in Cape Town. Part 3: Culture & Art The city is divided into many different suburbs, each with its unique story. While Cape Town has been voted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world countless times, there is a deep dark secret to this beauty that most don’t talk about—inequality. Take a deep dive into some of the city's surrounding suburbs to unpack the different cultures and people from those places. Immerse in the space to get a deeper understanding of the colorful city known as the “Mother City”.

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What people are saying about Zonnebloem

This trip was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable, the transport was on time and well organised. The trip followed Covid guidelines. Our ferry crossing had to be rescheduled due to bad weather but the company dealt with this quickly and efficiently to ensure we were able to transfer our tickets to a different day. I would highly recommend this trip.

Luv is a great guide! He knows and explains a lot, promotes mutual understanding, treats people with great respect and impartiality and made great contacts with the people in the townships possible. Absolutely to be recommended!

The tour guide Armand was excellent in the way the tour was carried out, I must say he was he kept us in tune through out the the tour very informative and knowledgeable. A pleasant gentleman and a great persona.

It was the most educational and interesting activity so far. Kona my guide is very professional, he know very well his topic. I learn a lot about South African culture. I highly recommand this experience.

To see where our political fighter were staying and learn about their history and all difficulties they lived in. I salute them.