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Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

Take a fascinating trip through South Africa’s difficult past with a tour of Cape Town and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Visit the District Six Museum to get an in-depth look at the troubling history of apartheid in South Africa, and see how that system still impacts modern life in townships like Langa and Gugulethu. See how residents of these townships work to improve their lives and communities. Take a ferry to UNESCO-listed Robben Island for a tour of the former prison for political prisoners.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$85.08 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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The Road Trip (Cape Point and Penguins)

Go on the ultimate Cape Town road trip to some of the most scenic sites outside of the city. After a morning pickup, you’ll travel with ease in a comfortable vehicle. Enjoy the freedom of allowing someone else to navigate while you enjoy the spectacular views. Conveniently, all entrance fees are included, making it the ultimate stress-free day. See African Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Point National Park, Chapmans Peak Drive, and much more.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$78.58 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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The Cape Town Essentials Food Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant food and beverage scene in Cape Town on this half-day walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of the South African city to stop at city landmarks and hidden gems you might not find on your own. Indulge in five food tastings and four alcohol tastings (wine, beer, port) to taste the flavor of the city firsthand. Along the way, listen to insightful commentary on the city's history and culinary culture from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$78.51 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$78.51 USD

Arts and Culture Private Day Tour of Cape Town including Kalk Bay

Soak up the creative and cultural scenes of the Cape Region during this 8-hour, art-themed, private tour in Cape Town, Muizenberg and Kalk Bay. Experience Cape Town’s Company Gardens and the South African National Gallery before heading to Casa Labia in Muizenberg and then to Kalk Bay Gallery. Transport by air-conditioned minivan is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$176.02 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Cape Peninsula Tour - Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope sightseeing

This is a full day private Cape Point tour dedicated to you and your party of guests.Embark on an awe-inspiring tour of the Cape Point surrounded by remarkable ocean currents, blue flag beaches and rocky mountain terrains. The Cape Point tour covers the Cape Peninsula starting from Cape Town city reaching alongside the Atlantic Ocean towards Cape of Good Hope Table Mountain national park and winding down at the penguin's colony. We cover 3 main attractions which includes Cape Point, Cape of Goodhope and Boulders Penguin colony.We round the Cape all the way to the south most westerly point and end the tour in the False Bay heading back towards the city.This is one trip that every tourist must experience when visiting Cape Town.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$142.87 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Shakaland Zulu Village & Dlinza Forrest

The tour leaves from Durban and stops at the Shaka Zulu Memorial Museum. Then we move onto the main attraction, Shakaland. Shakaland is a living museum originally built for the TV Series "Shaka Zulu" in the 1980s. It is a replica of Shaka's Royal Isibaya (kraal) that offers a glimpse into the life of the Zulu people at the time of Shaka Zulu in the 1820's. The guided tour provides the unique opportunity to learn about Zulu culture in a fun and entertaining way. The Shakaland experience offers a vibrant and energetic Zulu Dancing show.We conclude the tour with a walk along the elevated boardwalks of Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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$157.16 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Hluhluwe Imfolozi Safari & St Lucia Boat Safari

Surf and turf safari tour anyone? Experience Africa's great diversity of wildlife by boat and by truck during this full day round trip tour from Durban. Travel up South Africa's Wild Coast to St. Lucia to spot crocs and hippos then head inland to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve to search for Africa's Big 5 by off-road vehicle. Finish with a relaxing dinner overlooking Africa’s oldest park before returning home.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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$164.31 USD
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  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Read articles, watch video clips, look at artifacts & listen sound clips of detailed summary showcasing the Apartheid Era timeline in the well documented Apartheid Museum. Drive & stop past iconic landmarks in Soweto through the township houses including the Orlando Towers, Klip Town Square Freedom Charter, Nelson Mandela House Museum, Desmond Tutu House & the Hector Pieterson Memorial. The Vilakazi street craft market has a variety of vendors with different gifts to choose from.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$75.00 USD

Public Art and Newtown Private Tour in Johannesburg

Experience the beauty and the politics of public art in Johannesburg on this tour of the inner city that highlights its colorful murals and shared spaces. Your expert local guide will share stories about the culture and traditions as you wander the streets in search of incredible local art. Enjoy a typical South African lunch as part of this tour and even pay a visit to an artists' studio in Newtown as part of this memorable day in the city. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$197.17 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$197.17 USD

Half-Day Township Tour from Cape Town

Get off the beaten path and gain an understanding of township-based life in Cape Town on this half-day tour. The history of townships and settlements, including the famous District Six, is complicated; but touring with a guide ensures you'll get in-depth information and insight on their role in South Africa. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cape Town means you get door-to-door service, too.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$44.29 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto is one of the most famous townships in Johannesburg and the site of many significant events during the apartheid era. On this tour, discover the township’s troubled history and rich cultural heritage as you stroll down Vilikazi Street, learn about the Youth Uprising in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson Museum, and visit the Nelson Mandela House Museum. Then, find out more about South Africa’s harrowing history at the Apartheid Museum.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$64.29 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Walk to Freedom Private Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island

Take a walk through history in South Africa’s political capital on this full-day private tour of Cape Town. Discover the city’s multi-cultural heritage with a visit to Bo-Kaap, learn more about the apartheid regime at the District Six Museum, and take a tour of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$227.46 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Cultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap

Visit some of Cape Town’s most important and oldest settlements during this cultural tour of the Mother City. Tour Bo-Kaap, the colorful Malay Quarter and the oldest township in the city Langa. Stop at a shebeen (tavern) for a drink (own expense) and to meet some of the locals.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$47.86 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Walking Tour of Maboneng Arts and Crafts Markets from Sandton

Leave the affluence of Sandton behind for the revitalized Maboneng Precinct, located on the eastern side of the Johannesburg CBD. This 5-hour tour takes you on a leisurely walk around the area with a visit to the Carlton Centre to browse the arts and craft shops. Meet urban artists and learn about the art galleries and studio spaces in this thriving creative hub.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$112.87 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town

Immerse yourself in Cape Town's apartheid-era history on this half-day tour that includes visits to District Six, a local preschool, a local shebeen (pub), and meet a traditional healer. Learn about apartheid and its legacy in South Africa through a guide's enlightening commentary. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere that comes with traveling in a small group of 15 people fewer. Upgrade your tour with an additional excursion to Robben Island.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$43.22 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Day Tour from Durban

The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal. There we will stop by Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. There we will visit the Gandhi statue also before we head towards the Drakensberg mountains. Kamberg Cave Art is a 90 minute walk and hike from the base camp. This tour is for the physically fit. • Pietermaritzberg City Hall • Drakensberg Kamberg Nature Reserve. • 90 minutes scenic walk to the sandstone cave paintings. • Guided tour of the Sandstone cave paintings of the San people. • Howick Falls. • Nelson Mandela’s Capture Site and Museum.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$157.16 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

Spend a day at Shakaland to learn about Zulu life from the Zulu people who live there. Visit a traditional Zulu kraal (village), eat a typical lunch and watch a performance of Zulu dancers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$132.52 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Pretoria Sightseeing and History Tour from Johannesburg

Tour the administrative capital of South Africa with this memorable day trip from Johannesburg. Explore the streets with an expert local guide and learn about the history, culture and traditions that make this a unique destination. This tour makes stops at The Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House Museum, the Union Building and more. It's the perfect way to make the most of your time in South Africa.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$116.09 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Johannesburg Tour: Cycle Soweto with a Local Guide

Explore the highlights of Johannesburg with a two-part tour, seeing the main attractions of the city in the morning followed by a bike tour of Soweto in the afternoon.Please note: the cycling portion of this tour will be about two hours. The full duration time of the tour is to cover pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as pre-cycle preparation time.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$83.63 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Lesedi cultural village experience

Lesedi Cultural Village is a tourist village which celebrate the cultural traditions of several different peoples of southern Africa this tour will give you opportunity to meet zulu warrior of Lesedi Cultural Village and he will take you 2hour journey through the all the villages that make south Africa know as a Rainbow nation.our pick up time from your hotel will be 10am and it will take us 1hr:30mins drive in an air conditioned vehicle through the suburbs of  johannesburg towards the North West .Our cost is included entrance fees tour guide and transportation but excluding meals,also this tour will give you experience  of south Africa buffet and have taste of our local food.Tour start 11:30am at Lesedi Cultural Village and is a group tour,we'll visit 5 Villages 2hours and have dancing show for 30minites .
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$96.44 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cape Town Township Half Day Tour

Get a first-hand experience of the township tour from local and qualified tour guides who resides within the townships. The township tour provides you the chance to connect, mingle and share cultural principles with the local community. With warm hearts they will welcome you, with pride they will share their stories and with music they will dance for you. The people you meet on the township tour will leave you with a new appreciation of the South African philosophy of “Ubuntu” as they share a bit of insight into the daily life of the townships of Cape Town. Township Tour Highlights: Visit District Six Museum/ Sundays visit a church in townshipDrive to Langa townshipVisit arts and crafts centreVisit a local marketVisit a traditional healerVisit a shebeenDrive through two additional townships
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$39.29 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind including Sterkfontein Caves

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle of Humankind is one of the world’s most impressive paleoanthropological sites. On this tour from Johannesburg, take in two of the most popular attractions—the Maropeng Visitor Center and the Sterkfontein Caves. During the visit, see the site where the Homo Neledi Fossils were discovered and explore the Maropeng exhibitions, including a thrilling indoor boat ride.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$97.15 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$97.15 USD

Soweto Township Experience Tour from Johannesburg

A visit to Soweto is an essential part of any Johannesburg experience. This memorable tour delves deep into South Africa's Apartheid roots and grants travelers an insider's look at the history, culture and people in this iconic destination. Journey 15 km outside the center of the city into Deepkloof Extension, where you'll see the Soweto Towers, Kliptown Charter, Matchbox, Elephant Houses and shanty towns. Your expert guide will show you the street where Nelson Mandela and Hector Pieterson lived and you'll learn about the 1976 uprising that helped pave the way for freedom. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$52.86 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full day Combo, Cape Point and Winelands Tour

Save both time and money by combining two best-selling Cape Town tours into one great-value package. In the morning, drive out to the southernmost point of Africa along the Chapman's Peak Drive and enjoy spectacular views from Cape Point. After lunch (own expense), take a scenic road trip through the Cape Winelands and enjoy up to two guided wine tastings, accompanied by a selection of regional cheeses.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$107.16 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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