Cape Town History Private Tour

8 hr

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Day Trip

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Group Tour

This full day, privately guided history tour of Cape Town gives you an incredible overview of the heritage of the Cape.Your private, professional guide will collect you in your private vehicle to begin your day. You will walk through the Company Gardens and learn about the role the Dutch played in colonising the Cape before visiting the Slave Lodge which explains the impact the slave trade had on life in Cape Town. Your private guide...
This full day, privately guided history tour of Cape Town gives you an incredible overview of the heritage of the Cape.Your private, professional guide will collect you in your private vehicle to begin your day. You will walk through the Company Gardens and learn about the role the Dutch played in colonising the Cape before visiting the Slave Lodge which explains the impact the slave trade had on life in Cape Town. Your private guide will take you through the District Six Museum in the heart of the city where you will learn about the forced removals of people of colour during the Apartheid era. A visit to the colorful houses of the Bo-Kaap region in the city is an absolute must when visiting Cape Town and will allow you to discover the heritage of the vibrant Malay people. Finally, enjoy a cellar tour and chocolate and wine pairing at the famous Groot Constantia wine estate before being driven home via Hout Bay and Camps Bay beach.

 

 
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Itinerary Details

Begin the day with a stroll through the Company Gardens, where you’ll learn about the role the Dutch East India Company played in developing Cape Town and how their influence lives on today.

Cape Town was established by the Dutch in the 1600’s to refuel the passing ships on the trade route from Europe to the East, more commonly know as the Spice Route.

Take a visit to the Slave Lodge museum, which showcases a darker side of how the Cape was used as a trading post for slaves, predominantly from Java, Indonesia, Malaysia and the east. This is an important aspect of the history of the Cape that gives insight into the current makeup of the population of Cape Town. Discover what a big influence these people had on the local cuisine and culture.

Your next stop is the District Six Museum which takes us back to a time...
Begin the day with a stroll through the Company Gardens, where you’ll learn about the role the Dutch East India Company played in developing Cape Town and how their influence lives on today.

Cape Town was established by the Dutch in the 1600’s to refuel the passing ships on the trade route from Europe to the East, more commonly know as the Spice Route.

Take a visit to the Slave Lodge museum, which showcases a darker side of how the Cape was used as a trading post for slaves, predominantly from Java, Indonesia, Malaysia and the east. This is an important aspect of the history of the Cape that gives insight into the current makeup of the population of Cape Town. Discover what a big influence these people had on the local cuisine and culture.

Your next stop is the District Six Museum which takes us back to a time when there was a thriving community in the centre of Cape Town. The District 6 community was forcibly removed by the Apartheid government and relocated to designated areas outside the city.

Next, head on over to the Bo-Kaap and explore the streets lined with the famous colourful houses and meet some of the animated locals going about their day. Discover spice shops and little local stores tucked away on the back streets before visiting the Bo-Kaap Museum.

On your way to Groot Constantia Wine Estate in the Constantia wine valley, your guide will tell you the story of the Quagga. This extinct half zebra half horse has been revived using DNA from a Quagga in a museum. 

Once you arrive at historic Groot Constantia, you will taste the delicious wines that make the region famous worldwide. Learn about the importance of the wine industry to the South African economy and its role in the heritage of the Cape. Wine was first made in the Cape in 1659 as part of the “refuelling” station for the thirsty sailors. This historical time frame makes Cape Town the oldest of the New World wine regions.

Finally, make your way all the way around the base of Table Mountain on the way home via Hout Bay and Camps Bay. Stop for a picture perfect moment as you watch the sun set over the ocean from the winding coastal road, perhaps even stopping for a sunset cocktail at one of the many swanky bars on the Camps Bay strip.

Important Details

Included
  • 1 wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - District Six Museum
  • Private driver guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town
  • Entry/Admission - Groot Constantia
  • Entry/Admission - Iziko Slave Lodge
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Centrally located Cape Town accommodation
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.