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Discover South Africa’s complicated history on this guided, full-day ‘Walk to Freedom’ tour in Cape Town. A legacy of struggle brought the promise of reconstruction and development to this capital city. Learn about past injustices while visiting various neighborhoods and points of interest throughout the town.

Highlights

  • Tour the city of Cape Town South Africa
  • Visit various neighborhoods and points of interest throughout the city
  • Entry fees and transportation included
  • Small group ensures personal attention

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Walk to Freedom Tour in Cape Town Including Robben Island

Vibrant Bo-Kaap

To truly understand today’s South Africa, one must gain an understanding of the region’s past and its injustices. On this full-day bus tour, learn about past injustices and travel to various neighborhoods throughout the city.

Some of the points of interest include the colorful neighborhood of Bo-Kaap, a living cultural museum and site of the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere; District Six, a former inner-city neighborhood where more than 60,000 residents were forced to leave during the 1970s by the apartheid regime; and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 18 years — it now serves as a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

A Cape Town hotel pickup and drop-off, plus any necessary entry fees and all transportation is included.

Customer Reviews

Fergus R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Guides were very important to understanding this tour. Our morning guide tookus through the apartheid connection and the township visit. As a township resident his experience was very important to our understanding. The afternoon visit to Robben Island was outstanding and the guide to the prison was a former inmate so we had a better undertstanding of conditions. ALL IN ALL AN EXCEPTIONAL DAY OUT.

Julie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Amazing day. Inspiring and sad too. Met a lovely gentleman named Lionel who actually served time in the prison with Nelson Mandela! No amount of money could buy the chat we had. Tour guides excellent

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I thought I had already submitted this while we were still in south Africa, but it may have not gone through. The tour was wonderful. Our guide Phillip, was superb, as was the guide through the township. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Joan Wright

eunice s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had an amazing tour guide Colin who gave us a very informative tour. Thank you for a great trip!!

Marina K

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Really great full day - I was lucky enough to be collected directly from the apartment I was staying which was very helpful. Great full day visiting Bo Kaap, District Six and the District Six museum, then to the township of Langa. We were then taken to the V and A waterfront to board the ferry to head over to Robben Island - unfortunately I had to hand around and wait for 2 hours as my ferry was booked for 2 hours later than the rest of the group. I was on the 6pm ferry back from Robben Island so arrived back quite late at 7pm then had to find my own way back to my accommodation even though the tour said it would return back to patrons accom'. All in all, was a great day with informative guide.

Davi H

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

The walking part in the Township and museum was excellent. The guide gave a very honest yet around overview of life in the Township. Walking through the streets, meeting the artists and going into one of the homes really brought it all together. The Robben island part was just okay, due to not fault of Viator. The ferry did not leave on time and the staff at Robben island was disorganized. If you are going in the afternoon, do not schedule an early evening dinner or event. One could not count on when you'll get back. it was convenient viator packaged all of this for you. Guide on the bus was excellent and supportive to everyone throughout.

Peter C

4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

Great day, highlights were District 6 museum and Robben Island, so much history and feeling, a must do when in Cape Town

Tamara B

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

Best part of the tour was Robben Island. Our bus guide and prison guide were phenomenal! The Langa tour guide was great as well. The District 6 was that great mainly because the guide only gave a 5 minute overview of the museum and 20 minutes for us to tour alone. Not enough time at all to experience it.

Karen T

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

This was a very interesting must do trip
The guide Adil was excellent - picked us up from our hotel exactly when he said he would.
Took us to all the interesting places to see in Cape town - very knowledgeable. The township tour was quite distressing to see people living like that, but a must for anyone visiting south africa I think, Robbin Island was good but the guide there spoke for too long. Adil waited for us to meet us from the boat back from Robbin Island and drove us back to the hotel. A really great day out - thank you

öykü a

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

The tour itself was great. Robben Island was great. Langa might be a very different experience for the ones who want to see a different Cape Town, but although our tour includes drop off option for our hotel, local tour left us at the waterfront area. I think there are communication problems by and between local tours and Viator.

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