On this tour you will visit different townships and the prison Mandela was incarcerated, giving you an overview of Mandela´s struggle against Apartheid and its effects. It will also disclose how those affected continue to struggle for a better life today.
What to Expect
Your tour will start 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 we will move on to Langa, the oldest township in Cape Town.
Next we travel to Bonteheuwel, a township developed from the forcibly removed District Six residents classified as colored. Learn about the rules in these township and how they affected everyday life.
We with the township chapter of our tour with a visit to Gugulethu, home to more than 300,000 residents. Here your guide will explain how this township has developed after the fall of Apartheid.
We break for lunch at the V&A Waterfront, one of the top tourist destinations in Cape Town with breathtaking views of Table Mountain.
Next we take 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 security 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.
- Vehicle and driver guide
- Return Ferry tickets to Robben Island
- Guided tour of Robben Island
- A visit to Nelson Mandela's cell
- Passenger liability insurance cover
What's Not Included
- Return transfer to hotel at the end of the tour
Pick up is offered from hotels in City Centre, V & A Waterfront or Atlantic Seaboard. Please provide the name of the accommodation at the moment of the booking. if the hotel is outside the pick-up range or the name of the accommodation is not provided, customer will be picked up at the V & A hotel Waterfront.
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Know Before You Go
Please note some venues may not be available over weekends.
Robben Island tickets are subject to availability.
We advise clients to bring small change for donations to people if they take pictures of them and for purchasing small arts and crafts in support of small businesses operating in township communities. On Sundays you might want to leave a donation at church.
Tickets for the ferry to Robben Island are subject to weather conditions and availability. Especially in high season (December - February) be aware that the ferry may not necessarily run at the end of the Township tour. In this case, you will be asked to make your way to the harbor.