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Explore The Stories Of Apartheid On This 4-Hour Private Walking Tour In Cape Town



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Museum

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Embark on a tour that takes you back to the beginnings of the apartheid era in South Africa, starting from District 6, where a racially mixed community used to reside before being forcibly removed. You will visit the District 6 Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, the location where Nelson Mandela gave his first democratic speech after his release from prison and the Apartheid Benches. 

  • Visit the District 6 Museum and the Castle of Good Hope
  • Go to the spot where Nelson Mandela gave his first democratic speech
  • Stroll through the colourful streets of Bo-Kaap
  • Visit Sites From The Apartheid Era expand_more
    • Step back in time to when the Apartheid system started in South Africa (1948), when different groups of people were separated based on their race. 
    • We start our tour in an area called District 6, where people of all races used to live before they were forcibly removed by the government of that time. Here, we will visit the District 6 Museum, where we will see the remaining debris of the area formally lived by this mixed-race community. 
    • From there, we will visit the Castle Of Good Hope, the oldest colonial building in South Africa, constructed by the Dutch settlers to protect themselves against the ships going to India and Europe, as well as from the primary inhabitants of this land, the Khoe-Khoe people.
    • Next, stop at the parade where Nelson Mandela gave his very first democratic speech after coming out of prison on 11 February 1990. Then, they moved on to the Slave Lodge, where slaves from Malaysia, India, China, and other places were accommodated so they could work on the farm and become soldiers and other hard labourers.
    • Our next stop will be at the Apartheid Benches. These benches show us how a black person could not sit on the same bench as a white person when waiting for the bus. They are located at the very same place where the Apartheid laws were passed at that time.
    • We will end our tour at a place called the Bo-Kaap. In 1834, when England declared the end of slavery in all of their colonies, some ex-slaves came to live in this area, which later transformed into a tourist hotspot with an array of beautiful colourful houses.
What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
What's Excluded
  • Tip to the guide
  • Entrance fee:
    • District Six Museum- R45
    • Castle- R50
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point

District Six Museum

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • A


    A Fascinating Tour of Apartheid Sites

    This private tour was a fascinating journey through the history of Apartheid in South Africa. Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging, and the sites we visited were both educational and moving.

  • M


    An Eye-Opening Experience

    We learned so much about the history of Apartheid on this tour. The District 6 Museum and the Apartheid Benches were both powerful reminders of the injustices that took place. Our guide was fantastic and made the experience truly eye-opening.

  • L


    A Must-Do Tour in Cape Town

    This private tour was a highlight of our trip to Cape Town. The history and stories shared by our guide were both informative and emotional, and we highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.

  • E


    A Moving and Educational Tour of Apartheid Sites

  • D


    A Humbling Experience

    This private tour was a humbling experience. We learned so much about the history of Apartheid in South Africa and the impact it had on people's lives. Our guide made the tour both informative and thought-provoking.

  • M


    An Emotional and Eye-Opening Tour

    This private tour of Apartheid sites was emotional and eye-opening. We learned so much about the history of Apartheid in South Africa and its impact on people's lives. The District 6 Museum was particularly moving, as we saw the remnants of a community that was forcibly removed during Apartheid. Our guide was excellent, sharing personal stories and experiences of people affected by Apartheid. We also visited the Castle Of Good Hope, the Slave Lodge, and the parade where Nelson Mandela gave his first democratic speech. Each site provided a different perspective on the impact of Apartheid on South Africa's history.

Starting From


USD 160 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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