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Visit sites from the Apartheid Era

This tour will take you back to when the Apartheid system started in South Africa (1948). Different groups of people were separated due to being of different races. We start our tour at an area called District 6, where people of all races used to live before they were forcibly removed by the government of that time to start an era of segregation and separation of all races.

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From Cape Town
Online Experience
45 min
Upto 12 people
  • Live-streamed driving tour through sights representative of the Apartheid Era in Cape Town
  • Interactive session with interesting insights by an expert guide

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 started our driving 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 inhabitant 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 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.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the session.
  • You can book this tour for $50 for a group of 3 screens or as a private session for $100 for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • There could be an intermittent weakness in the internet connection, or the streaming quality might drop on this driving tour.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host

I’m originally from Angola but I've lived in South Africa for 27 years now. I studied law through the University of South Africa but fell in love with the tourism industry and founded a tourism company called Viemma Tours to help people truly understand the rich history this country has and the diversity of culture it offers. With an accumulated experience of 20 years in the service industry, I’m absolutely confident that a tour with me will open your eyes to the reality of this beautiful country and its people.

Tour Reviews
  • kevin phun

    Tour was interesting but kind of short. I understand that its 30 mins but not sure it it was mentioned on the website.

From USD 50 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.