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This tour was amazing!
One of the highlights of our trip was our tour of the townships with Zandi his full Cosi name was too much for most westerns to pronounce. Zandi arrived on time with a warm greeting. He then took us to the District 6 museum. On the way he shared historical and personal information about the history of apartheid and the significance of Area Six. At the museum he also gave us an overview of the exhibits museum.
After our museum visit Zandi took us to a township and not only provided us with the usual tourist overview, he also gave us insights into the community and helped us practice the Cosi greetings. Once at the township we visited the community center and then took a walk through the township. I must say that with Zandi I felt less of voyeur and more of a welcomed guest. This tour is a must for anyone who wants to see how the history of apartheid still impacts the daily lives of people of South Africa. We look forward to our next visit and are hopeful we will be able to tour with Zandi again.
The day concluded with a trip to Robben Island. We were fortunate to have great weather and calm seas for the ferry trip and visit. Although it makes sense, it would have been nice to know that everyone must stay inside the ferry during the 20-30 ride to the island. All ofstaff one the island was amazing and I would highly recommend the trip. The history of the island is so much more than the prison that held Mandela and they do an incredible job of sharing the islands history.
Our guide arrived at our guest house about 10 mins before the stated arrival time. Coach was clean and our guide Anderlay and driver were both very friendly. Anderlay was very knowledgable and wanted to share his knowledge with us. There were 14 people on our tour and he made everyone feel welcome.
Not only do you get to see the prison, but the bus takes you around the whole island which is excellent! A great tour, and so interesting to hear the ex prisoner talk about daily life in prison. The ferry ride was great too, but will be cancelled if the weather is bad, so don't leave it until the last minute to do this tour.
Again picked up on time...tour started off at district 6 museum, tour guide was very knowledgeable and polite...the townships of Lagos was very sad, we went to a nursery and visited a families house, the living conditions were so sad...Robben Island in the afternoon was very good...and tour finished at 5...very good value for money
Highly recommended! Vuyo was a great guide, punctual to pick us up from hotel, friendly, informative, good driver! Good insight into townships of Cape Town, walked with local guide around Lago. District 6 museum an eyeopener to what happened during Apartheid when people relocated to separate areas dependant on race/colour and so many homes needlessly demolished. Visited a kindy wish I'd known this before hand so could buy some coloured pencils etc for children. Robben Island well organised with bus tour around island then a tour of prison with an ex - political prisoner of 7 years who gave us a personal insight into his time spent on Robben Island. Great tour to really appreciate social issues Cape Town is still struggling with.
Township tour was really good especially having such a well informed and engaging guide. Robben bIsland was a bit below par, expected something better but I don't know what. Maybe I expecting more after the township experience.
Bruno P United Kingdom
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