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The Cape Town Official City Pass

1. The Cape Town Official City Pass

Explore the best of what Cape Town has to offer. Choose either a 2, 3, or 5-day City Pass, giving you free entry to over 80 of Cape Town’s top attractions to experience. If you are serious about exploring the heart of Cape Town, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Save money with the Official Cape Town City Pass.  You'll find there's something for everyone.  Just some of the over 80 attractions and experiences include: • Free transport, for the duration of your pass, on the City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off bus which takes you to over 80% of the attractions. • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Closed from 24 July - 6 August 2023 for maintenance) • Sunset Champagne Cruises • V&A Waterfront Seal and Harbour Cruise • LaGuGu Township Tour • Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary African Art • Two Oceans Aquarium • World of Birds • Seal Island Cruises • Crocodile Farm • Hard Rock Café • Jolly Roger Pirate Boat • Groot Constantia Wine Estate • South African Museum • Slave Lodge • District Six Museum - Mariner's Wharf - Sky High Ride - Sunset Bus - SUP - Scootours - Acrobranch - Archery - Jay's Kitchen - Mojo Market - Cave Golf - Scratch Patch - Rush Trampoline Park - Walking Tours - Kayaking - Long March to Freedom - Afrikoa - Castle of Good Hope - Heart of Cape Town Museum - Jewish Museum - Newlands Brewery - Bicycle Rental • And much more If you select the Premium option, you can choose one of the following exclusive experiences:   • White Shark Projects Shark Cage Diving • Big 5 Safari • Cape Town Helicopters • Whale Watching • Jeep Tours - Sidecar Adventures - Cobra Car Hire - Mangwanani Spa Treatment • and many more

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? 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!

Cape Town: Premium Attractions City Pass with Bus Tour

3. Cape Town: Premium Attractions City Pass with Bus Tour

Explore the best of Cape Town with a 3 or 5-day Premium Attractions City Pass. Enjoy free entry to over 80 top attractions and experiences, including the Crocodile Farm, South African Museum, Table Mountain Cableway, V&A Waterfront Cruise, and a hop-on hop-off bus to get you from one point to another. Some of the 80 attractions and experiences include: • Free transport, for the duration of your pass, on the City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off bus • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Closed from 24 July - 6 August 2023 for maintenance) • Sunset Champagne Cruises • V&A Waterfront Seal and Harbor Cruise • LaGuGu Township Tour • Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary African Art • Two Oceans Aquarium • World of Birds • Seal Island Cruises • Crocodile Farm • Hard Rock Café • Jolly Roger Pirate Boat • Groot Constantia Wine Estate • South African Museum • Slave Lodge • District Six Museum • Sky-HI Ride • And many more With the Premium Pass, you can also choose one of the following exclusive experiences:   • Great white shark cage diving • Big 5 safari • Cape Town helicopters • Whale watching • Harley Davidson chauffeur • Tandem paragliding • Kayak, hike, and bike challenge • Mangwanani Spa Treatment

Cape Town: District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

4. Cape Town: District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Learn about the harrowing history of apartheid-era South Africa at the District Six Museum in Cape Town. Find out how this lively multi-racial hub for musicians and artists was dismantled by the apartheid regime through forced removals. Engage with photographs, recordings and testimonials, which offer further insight into the horrors of the apartheid system. Share in the stories of District Six with engaging and friendly staff members. Many were displaced residents themselves and have intimate and personal stories to tell.

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”.

Cape Town: Guided Tour With District Six Museum Entry Ticket

6. Cape Town: Guided Tour With District Six Museum Entry Ticket

We start off by visiting the Bo Kaap (upper Cape) a colourful community displaying some of the oldest example of Cape Dutch architectural designs. In the city this community also has a rich history of the origins of the Cape Malay Islam and spicy dishes of the Cape. We continue down Strand street the original shoreline of Cape Town making our way to the Castle of Goodhope and the grand parade. The Castle is the oldest building in the country. The original residence of the governor today is occupied by the SA defence force the Grand parade was where wagons were offloaded their fresh produce. Sadly trenches were once dug out and slaves were buried here. We continue to District six museum rich wish history of slavery at the cape forced removal of non whites in the city under group areas act of 1950. Today a vacant site undergoing development to accommodate ex residents of District six who have successfully submitted land claims today. Subsidy houses are built and keys are given to these people; a symbol of repatriation to the injustice of the past. We continue to spin street visiting the site of the slave tree where slaves were tied and auction to the biggest bidder Slave lodge today one of Iziko museums once residence of the slaves. We end up at the Company gardens established during the VOC era at the Cape. Places of interest are the houses of parliament, St Georges cathedral rich in history. We continue to Table Mnt for a birds eye view of the city below we just visited seven wonder of the world a world heritage site 1087 meters above sea level. Here you will be given an opportunity to explore on your own taking pictures on various lookout points. There are clear marked pathways with brass plates containing interesting information about the fauna and flora found at the Cape. A chance to get souvenirs a light snack at the Table Mnt Cafe (not included in the price) before we come down we will drop off at the V&A waterfront.

Table Mountain & Cape Town City Half Day Guided Tour

7. Table Mountain & Cape Town City Half Day Guided Tour

Table Mountain is over a kilometer high above the sea and is the new addition to the 7 world wonders of nature. A cable car with a rotating floor runs horizontally from the lower cable station to the upper cable station where your guide will escort you on the circular Table Mountain trail pointing out and explaining all the important landmarks, fauna and the unique flora that only exist here. Bo-kaap is a historical residential area starting from Buitengracht street and creeping up the Signal hill. Stone cobbled streets runs steeply towards the mountains along rows of the famous colorful Cape Dutch style buildings while several mosques dominates the skyline in a fashion never seen anywhere else in the country. Your guide will give you a short walking tour telling about the people that lives here, their food and culture. From Bokaap, we will drive own Buitengragcht to get to Adderly street which has for many years, been and still is Cape town's most decorated street. A stroll into Adderly street has surely recieved more attention than any other street in Cape town city through masonry, landscaping and work of sculpture. Your guide will walk you down Adderley Street foot path unpacking all the fascinating facts and stories about this old avenue. The Castle of good hope is the oldest standing colonial building in South Africa and spans over 350 years of history. The castle has over the years, simultaneously served as the Dutch East India administration center at the Cape, the headquarters of the South African army in the Western cape and currently, a military museum. Your guide will walk with you answering all your questions and should you be interested in art, the governor's quarters has a selection of collections that are not to be missed. From the castle, your tour guide will walk you to District six museum via the Grand parade and church square where a great detail pertaining to the forced removals from district six are housed before moving on to the Company gardens for another walking tour with your tour guide. After covering the Company gardens, the tour will carry on to the bustling Saint Georges mall where attentively designed Art deco and Cape revival style buildings of the mid 1800s to the early 1900s gives this street a feel never seen anywhere in the inner city. Historical monuments such as the Bishop Robert Grey monument and a piece of the Bellin wall are also some of the things that draws passerby attention. At the end of your walk along the Saint Georges mall will be the boisterous Green market square, where drummers, buskers, and vendors trade in a variety of handmade local crafts. The stone cobbled square is surrounded by several fascinating Gothic and Baroque style buildings giving one a clear imagination of what the late 19th century Cape town city might have looked like. Your tour will end here and you may choose to either walk back to the vehicle with your guide or stay here for shopping at the Green market square.

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

8. 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.

Cape Town City Tour and Table Mountain plus tickets

9. Cape Town City Tour and Table Mountain plus tickets

Visit the Mother City of South Africa. Experience the rich culture and history that Cape Town has and enjoy the amazing view on top of the iconic Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. You are picked up from your hotel lobby at the beginning of the tour into the city. Starting at Bo Kaap (colorful houses) and you will learn about the origins of that area dating back to the pre-apartheid period. Followed by a tour of the different museums dotted in and around the city center which include Iziko Museum, the Slave Lodge Museum and District Six Museum. You will enjoy an interesting walk through the Company Gardens. There is so much to explore in terms of history inside the garden. Take a look at the statues of Queen Victoria and Jan Smuts. This is also the starting point for the 30 000 strong demonstration led by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in 1989. This is where he coined the phrase “rainbow people” to describe the diversity of South Africa’s population. The garden is full of numerous historical treasures that you’d easily miss if you weren’t looking. You will enjoy exploring the Castle of Good Hope, one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. This building is pregnant with history regarding the city. Finally, you will go via cable car to explore the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain was inaugurated as one of the new seven wonders of Nature on the 2nd of December 2012. And is the only one of the new seven wonders of nature in a city no wonder why over 1 161 206 visitors visited this iconic landscape (as per 2018/19 statistics). Experience the Cable Car ride and the breath-taking view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. If time permits, you will be given the opportunity to visit a Diamond Museum in the central business district of Cape Town. There you can marvel at the precious stones that this city has to offer and possibly buy a memorable piece of jewellery. You will be dropped off at the hotel after this fun filled and exciting adventure!!

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What people are saying about District Six Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 263 reviews

The staff is so kind , humble and welcoming. The (Miss) tour guider ......wooow she knows the story. Having sound human relations with the tourists. Excellent tour yo the uphill constitution street

An incredibly great tour that cleared up prejudices. One of the highlights of our South Africa vacation! Many thanks to the great guides!

Our informative guide explained Township life very well. It was interesting, thought provoking and fascinating all at the same time.

I was very pleased. Sceptical at first but we found the app, with vouchers etc worked extremely.well in Capetown

Great experience in the township, and friendly people and it feels safe to walk around. Would 100% recommend.