Cape Town Historical

Cape Town, Cultural & Historic

  • Historical buildings of Cape Town
  • The Castle of Good Hope
  • District Six museum
  • Jewish museum
  • Iziko museum
  • Groote Kerk
  • Slave Lodge
  • Underground tunnels
  • Company’s Gardens
  • St George’s Cathedral
  • Lutheran church
  • Green Market Square
  • Old Townhouse
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • 2 Oceans Aquarium
  • Robben Island
  • Signal Hill & Noon day gun
  • Colorful Cape Malay Bo-Kaap
  • Kramats, Malay food and Mosques
  • Cable car
  • Rhodes memorial
  • Muizenberg/Kalk Bay walk
  • Township Tour, Xhosa people & Mzoli
  • Langa museum

 

Towns around Cape Town

  • Simonstown
  • Hermanus
  • !Khwa ttu
  • West Coast Fossil Park
  • Stellensbosch
  • Franschoek
  • Darling
  • Paternoster
  • Paarl
  • Kleinmond

Robben Island is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Robben island, located in Table Bay, Cape Town, is roughly 3.3km long and 1.9m wide. Clearly visible from the shores of Cape Town, it is a short boat ride from Cape Town harbour. 

Robben Island is most famous for its Prison, (mostly political prisoners) where the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned for 18 years, before the fall of apartheid. Besides President Mandela -  Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma, both imprisoned at Robben Island in the past, served as Presidents of South Africa. 

 

Full day tour to explore and re-trace the steps of NELSON MANDELA including Robben Island

The Statue of Nelson Mandela in front of the Drakenstein Correctional Centre (formerly the Victor Verster Prison), which is between Stellenbosch and Franschoek. Holding his fist - chanting Amandla (Power to the people)

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Langa Township, Cape Town. A traditional healer (sangoma) discusses herbal medication (muti) with two tourists who visited him while they were on an organised group tour of the black townships surrounding Cape Town.  Photo © Eric Miller

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Cape Town An aerial view of a densely populated housing settlement. shacks informal housing  Photo © Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com

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