Cape Townships and Robben Island Tour
- Spice up your Cape Town stay with a visit to the historic Robben Island
- Visit District Six Museum and learn about SA's struggles with the apartheid
- Walk through Langa suburbs for its famous healing traditions and local market
- Enjoy the fine taste of SA's traditional brews at the local shebeens
- Don't miss the opportunity of witnessing Nelson Mandela's cell at Robben Island
Take advantage of Cape Town's short proximity from beachfront suburbs and neighboring islets if you're looking for a quick refuge outside the city. You can find all you need on a breezy ferry ride to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site popularized by its service to Atlantic whales, leper community, and most notably, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year imprisonment before being elected president in the 1990s. Visit Cape Town's District Six Museum and be moved by the rich culture of what was once a lively multiracial community before the notorious apartheid in the 1960s and 1970s. Here, you will see fragments of demolished neighborhoods, home interiors, and old photographs and recordings. Drive to Langa Township next and witness the different side of Cape Town – from its local markets, an interesting mix of arts and crafts center, to their great tasting local beer served in shebeens (taverns). You will also meet a traditional healer and learn about the town's old medical techniques. Drive through Guguletu and Bonteheuwel townships before taking a ferry ride to Robben Island, another insightful destination that has a rich, multi-layered 500 years' history ranging from its well-documented leprosy casualties and the imprisonment of South Africa's freedom fighters, including former president Nelson Mandela. Afterwards, you'll head back to Cape Town and be dropped off at your hotel.
- Bring a hat, sunglasses and sun screen protection