Walk To Freedom Tour Full Day (Cape Town)

This full day tour offsets Cape Town's spectacular beauty against a wealth of insight into South Africa’s history. Step in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, walk the lively streets of Bo Kaap, District 6 and Langa. Cruise to the infamous Robben Island.

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  • Duration: 10 Hours
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This is a full-day tour in which you will explore South Africa’s history & past injustices, the legacy of the struggle, and the promise of reconstruction & development initiatives underway at present. Based in Cape Town, this tour will educate you on the country's history and our magnificent leader, Nelson Mandela. 


After collection from your Cape Town-based hotel, continue to the colourful community of the Bo-Kaap. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, this picturesque corner of Cape Town well-known for its vast collection of colourful houses and cobblestone streets, became home to the Cape Muslim community and many freed slaves after the abolition of slavery in 1834. Take a walk to explore the rich cultural history and unique culture, lifestyle, and personality of the area before making your way to the infamous District Six

District Six

Arrive in the area of Zonnebloem, historically known as District Six, and visit the Living Museum (closed on Sundays). Established in 1994, it depicts memories of the community of District Six and the suffering they entailed during the Forced Removals Act implemented by the Apartheid Government. With the struggle for land now taking a different form, the museum supports the process of reinventing District Six for the present. Depart the City area and head towards the Cape Flats.

Langa Township

Stop at the Gugu SThebe Arts and Cultural Centre situated in Langa Township. Housed in a brightly coloured building, the center is dedicated to the empowerment of the people of Langa and aims to improve their socio-economic situation. Their focus is on alleviating unemployment by providing support services to entrepreneurs as well as the improvement of life in the township through Arts and Culture. Explore the local arts and crafts on display in the various studios, metal, and pottery workshops. Embark on a walking tour with a local registered guide providing the opportunity to be exposed to the community and lifestyle of Langa. Continue on to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for your trip to Robben Island.

Robben Island - this activity is weather dependent!

Take a ferry across the bay (included) to the infamous maximum-security prison that once housed various political prisoners including the late Nelson Mandela. Enjoy a guided coach tour of the Island and its facilities as you delve into the history of the island and the lifestyle of the prisoners who once called it home. 

The ferry will return you to the Waterfront where you will be collected for your transfer back to your hotel in the early evening. 


  • Bo-Kaap and District Six
  • Langa Township
  • The Gugu S'Thebe Arts and Culture Centre
  • Robben Island


NB: Book early to ensure a cruise to Robben Island

  • Collection in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with WiFi
  • Walk the street of colourful Bo-Kaap
  • Visit District Six
  • Take a walking tour through Langa
  • Visit Gugu SThebe Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Take a cruise to Robben Island [weather dependent]

Collection: from Cape Town Hotel

Time: 8h00

Return to your hotel in the early evening.

Important information

  • Daily group departures (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Tour duration approximately 10 hours
  • Includes: English tour guide, entrance fees applicable to the itinerary
  • Private tours (Foreign languages available on request)

Tour Provider: Ilios Travel Cape Town

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