Cape Town History & Heritage Tours

As the beating, multi-ethnic heart of the Rainbow Nation, Cape Town does culture, history and heritage like no other South African city.

We offer a range of guided tours to showcase this. On our Townships walking tour, for instance, we visit longstanding corners of Cape Town like the Slavery precinct, the notorious former District Six and the Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter) with its colourful houses and quaint cobbled streets.

Alternatively, there’s Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. It’s a sad, but most important and pertinent place. Talking of Mabiba, our ‘Footsteps to Freedom’ walking tour covers those same townships, as well as telling the troubled story of Dutch and British rule.

On top of this, various Cape Town hotels – like the One&Only Cape Town, and Ellerman House – have superb modern-art collections with originals by important contemporary South African artists, giving a voice to the narrative and values of this modern, post-Apartheid country.

The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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Truly was the holiday of a lifetime

I just wanted to drop you an e mail to say a very big thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for Matthew and I. It truly was the holiday of a lifetime, and I do not say that in a causal way.

What a stunning country you have. Everything surpassed my expectations. I could have happily stayed in Franshhoek ...


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