Cape Town Historical City Tour, Half-day

Highlights

Kabelo L.

Cape Town
English, Sesotho (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 11 people

Today, we are going to embark on the journey to unpack some of the most incredible stories of the Khoi-Khoi people and the Bushmen “San”. A visit to the first garden that was created by the VOC “Dutch East India Company”, Slave Lodge(Were the slaves were kept), and District Six

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Ikhaya Lodge in Gardens (08 Wandel street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001)

08:50

Meet at Ikhaya Lodge in Gardens

Introduction by the guide

09:00

Depart for Company Gardens

A walk to the garden

09:10

Company Garden

The Dutch East India Company established the garden in Cape Town for the purpose of providing fresh vegetables to the settlement as well as passing ships. Master gardener and free burgher Hendrik Boom prepared the first ground for the sowing of seed on 29 April 1652. The settlers sowed different kinds of seeds and kept records thereof each day. Through trial and error, they managed to compile a calendar which they used for the sowing and harvesting throughout the year. At first, they grew salad herbs, peas, large beans, radish, beet, spinach, wheat, cabbage, asparagus, and turnips among others.

09:40

Slave Lodge

The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The building has answered to many names in the last three centuries, namely; Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum. All these names reflect the long and rich history of the building.

In 1998 this museum was renamed the Slave Lodge. Under the umbrella theme, ‘From human wrongs to human rights”. Exhibitions on the lower level of this museum explore the long history of slavery in South Africa. Through our changing, temporary exhibitions we address issues around and we raise human rights awareness.

The upper level galleries as well as other spaces in the museum will be renewed in the coming years.

The museum also offers an audio-guided tour, which can be rented at a nominal fee. This guide takes you on a historical journey through the Slave Lodge and provides insight into the dismal living conditions during slavery in South Africa.

11:00

District Six Museum

The Hands Off District Six Conference of 1988 led to the formation of the District Six Museum Foundation in 1989. The Foundation worked towards the establishment of the Museum which was launched on 10 December 1994 with its inaugural exhibition called Streets: Retracing District Six.

Leading up to this, the Museum existed as a peripatetic movement between 1989 and 1994, building support for the work of memory through creating collecting points and storytelling opportunities in different parts of the city.

12:10

Cape Town City Hall (Nelson Mandela Statue)

On 24 July 2018, a statue of Nelson Mandela on the balcony overlooking the Grand Parade was unveiled. It was on the same spot where he made a speech when he was released from prison on 11 February 1990.[3] A 3D computer model of the Nelson Mandela Statue was also created.[4] The 3D model is based on terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry.

13:00

End of the tour

We can walk back to Ikhaya Lodge if the guests came with their own car/s or the guests can take Uber back to their accommodation from Cape Town City Hall

Ending Point

At the starting point or at our last destination

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Entrance fees

Mineral Water

Snack

What‘s not included

Gratuity

Transportation fee

Lunch

Important Information

- I don't work on Christmas and New year public holidays. - If you want a personal tour to Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, and Pretoria, I ask you to cover my flight and accommodation. Thank you in advance.

Please bring the following:

- Comfortable walking shoes

- Sun hat and sun lotions in the summer season

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$50/ per person

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