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Cape Town: History and Culture

Destination(s): Cape Town

If youre looking for a trip that touches on a bit of Cape Town and South Africa's "Rainbow" heritage, then this is a good one for you. Cape Town's main population groups include Xhosa, Cape Coloureds, Cape Malay, and white (Afrikaaners, British, and good old African). read more about Cape Town: History and Culture

Robben Island

Robben Island

  • Robben Island
  • (leave from the V and A Waterfront)
  • tel:+27 21 413 4200
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001

Temporary "home" to many of South Africa's most famous anti-apartheid activists including Nelson Mandela, Robben Island served as prison, place of learning, and international symbol of apartheid governance. Today, the island is an UN World Heritage Site and has taken on the role of museum with tours led by former prisoners. Access is available by ferry from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V and A Waterfront. Book ahead to ensure availability and allocate half a day to the full trip. read more about Robben Island

Slave Lodge

Slave Lodge

  • Corner of Wale and Adderly Streets
  • Wale Street
  • tel:+27 21 461 8280
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001

Home to a large collection of cultural artifacts, the Slave Lodge in Cape Town's city bowl is a small museum dedicated to slavery in the Cape. The Slave Lodge was built in 1679 by the Dutch East India Company. Including housing nearly a thousand slaves, the building was the Cape's main brothel. After the British takeover, the building became the Supreme Court, a post office, government offices, and eventually a museum. read more about Slave Lodge

Baxter (The)

Baxter (The)

  • Main Road
  • Corner of Main Road
  • tel:27 21 685 7880
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7701
Vergelegen

Vergelegen

  • Lourensford Road
  • Somerset West
  • tel:+27 21 847 1334
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7129
Quay Four

Quay Four

  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
  • tel:27 21 419 2008
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8000
St. George's Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral

  • 5 Wale Street
  • tel:+27 (0)21 424 7360
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8000

A landmark site for its role in South African history and a meeting place for modern day protests, St Georges Cathedral in the heart of Cape Town represents a time of change in South Africa. In 1986, Desmond Tutu was enthroned as the first black archbishop of South Africa. From the doors of Ste Georges Cathedral, he led numerous marches and campaigns for the formal end of apartheid. read more about St. George's Cathedral

Artscape

Artscape

  • DF Malan Street
  • Foreshore
  • tel:27 21 410 9800
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001
La Provence

La Provence

  • Off R45
  • Franschhoek
  • tel:+27 21 876 2163
  • Cape Town, 7690
The Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope

  • Buitenkant Street
  • Corner of Darling Street
  • tel:+27 21 787 1249/+27 21 787 1260
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001
District Six Museum

District Six Museum

  • Albertus and Buitenkant Streets
  • District Six
  • tel:+27 21 466 7200
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7800

Before the bulldozers of the apartheid government came in the 1960s and 70s, District Six was a 55,000 strong close knit lively community known for its jazz and anti apartheid sentiments. The District Six Museum is a small but creatively powerful museum that captures the history and culture of the neighborhood. Across town, the Bo Kaap offers a taste of a Cape Malay neighborhood that survived the apartheid years in Cape Town. read more about District Six Museum

Rhebokskloof Estate

Rhebokskloof Estate

  • Off R44
  • Paarl
  • tel:+27 21 863 8386
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7623
Mama Africa

Mama Africa

  • 178 Long Street
  • tel:27 21 424 8634
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001

Mama Africa's serves up fantastic food from across the African continent in a funky, boisterous atmosphere.  Warm, friendly waiters provide information on the range of dishes brought to the table to be shared 'family style.'  A great place for a relaxed group gathering, a cultural experience, and fun cultural eating. 
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Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap

One of the oldest residential areas of Cape Town, the Bo Kaap is a unique neighborhood with a strong cultural and social history. Home of a "Cape Malay" community, the neighborhood is a collection of brightly painted houses and mosques. Strolling through the streets (daytime and larger streets only) of the Bo Kaap provides a taste of a distinctly Cape Tonian community and lifestyle. If you find yourself in the area for dinner, try out Biesmielleh restaurant on Wale Street that serves delicious Cape Malay fare. A visit to the District Six Museum will offer some more insight into the history of the Cape Malay community of Cape Town. read more about Bo Kaap

Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Heritage Hotel

  • 92 Bree Street
  • tel:27 21 424 4646
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001
Biesmiellah

Biesmiellah

  • 2 Upper Wale St
  • Bo-Kaap
  • tel:021/423-0850
  • Cape Town, 8001