This special tour is a combination of the diverse past and present stories about south africa and its rich heritage and culture. Apart from visiting Robben Island and the townships we could customise this tour to include the Slave Lodge, District Six and Bo-Kaap (Malaysian quarter). please let us know which attractions you would prefer to experience in your tour enquiry.

QUICK BOOKING
  • Ferry trip to Robben Island
  • Guided tour on Robben Island
  • Visiting the prison call of President Mandela
  • V&A Waterfront educational walk
  • Visit to Langa Township
  • True cultural experiences

Robben Island Tour

Robben Island symbolises honour, freedom, liberation and mostly achievement. This world famous heritage site and iconic landmark of Cape Town is certainly a very special place that you need to visit when you are in South Africa if you would like to understand the rich history of our country and the previous apartheid regime. Situated about 13 km from the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island is clearly visible from the mainland, and it leaves one wondering that something was so close, is yet so far to the prisoners who once occupied it.
After a short ferry ride departing from the V&A Waterfront, we will go on a guided bus tour of the island with an experienced guide who has himself spent time on Robben Island as a prisoner, and he will take us on a journey back to the time to when the ‘prisoners of hope’ once lived. A visit to the limestone quarry on the island is also included in the tour, and we will learn all the interesting facts of how late President Nelson Mandela and the other Freedom Fighters spent their days with hard labour, no matter what the weather conditions were, but yet still managed to continue their studies while imprisoned. We will visit the actual prison cell of President Nelson Mandela, where he spent 18 years of his 27year sentence. This tour is highly recommended.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

Pick up

Early morning collection from your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle

Arrive at V&A

Arrival at V&A Waterfront and Waterfront orientation

Board Ferry

Board the Ferry to Robben Island

Guided Tours

Join the guided bus tour on the Island

Experience a visit inside the prison walls and see Nelson Mandela’s cell

Depart

Depart back to mainland

Included



  • Ferry to Robben Island

  • Robben Island Tours

  • Refreshments


WHAT TO BRING ALONG



  • Sun Screen & Sun Hat

  • Comfortable Shoes


Excluded



  • Lunch


GALLERY

Townships Tours

Langa is Cape Town’s oldest township, established in 1923.
Similar to the nearby communities of Gugulethu and Khayelitsha, Langa is one of the many areas that were established prior to the apartheid era designated for Black Africans.
The name Langa means “sun” in the Xhosa language, but the name of the township is actually derived from the name Langalibalele – a famous chief who was imprisoned on Robben Island for rebelling against the government.

Also called ‘locations’, these township areas tell the interesting story of their peoples, and is highly recommended to visit as you will come to realise and understand the then, and now, of South-Africa. Local businesses, like informal car wash services and Spaza shops (general grocery), beer taverns and local produce vendors, line the streets. When strolling these streets, and mingling with the locals, one realises just how special the township and its people are. Kids play around your feet and there is a special buzz in the air as everyone goes about their normal day. The local township people here have simple rules which they live by, and one of these is to keep their spirits high and stay positive with common respect to each other.

We will have the opportunity to visit the homes of some locals, where we will be warmly welcomed, and we will be able to experience real township living. It is highly recommended to join this tour -our partners and their guides are highly experienced, as they were raised in the townships themselves and it certainly reflects in the passion of their stories.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY (COULD CHANGE ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUEST)

Arrive at Langa

Meet and greet the township crew

Guided tour

Join the Township guided tour

Depart

Depart back to Cape Town
Optional Sundowners

Included



  • Luxury Transportation

  • Township guide


WHAT TO BRING ALONG



  • Sun Screen & Sun Hat

  • Comfortable Shoes


Excluded



  • Lunch