COLLECT at the CTICC
This tour caters for a Max of 30 guests per tour. Bookings are essential and based on a ‘first come first serve’ policy.
Depart: 09:30 | Return: 14:30
This tour offers a window into the past, providing an insightful narrative of our history, the resilience of our people and the continued perseverance towards a better tomorrow. Travel with us and experience what our Rainbow Nation is all about, in a land that speaks of hopes, dreams and possibilities.
We start off by visiting the District Six Museum. The former residential area of District Six is one of the most famous Apartheid areas – once a thriving neighbourhood, the area was abandoned when the Apartheid government conducted forced removals of up to 60,000 people in the 1970s. The District Six Museum offers a colourful history into the area as it once was, as well as the Apartheid years and its consequent demise.
Next we’ll visit Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town. As you embark on a walking tour with a local township Guide, you’ll get to; engage with the residence, visit a crèche, explore the inside of a shebeen and chat to some of the township entrepreneurs. You’ll also stop by the Gugusthebe Arts & Cultural Centre to witness the unique skill, giftedness and ingenuity of many craftsmen’s, artisans and artists. Despite the tragic and often disconcerting challenges associated with townships and informal settlements, these areas still retain a strong sense of culture, with a vibrant community atmosphere and plenty of good food, entertainment and enterprise.
After an eye-opening and educational walk about the streets, we indulge in some local cuisine at a township restaurant that is impacting the community in the most inspiring way. Mzansi Restaurant is operated and owned by Nomonde Siyaka. She has a powerful story which she openly shares as guests are welcomed into her home, is served a traditional meal affectionately made in her kitchen and are treated to all the love and inspiration she has in her heart. Not only does her establishment provide employment for the locals, but she also serves as a mentor to the younger generations by encouraging entrepreneurship, education and a strong work ethic.
By eating at her restaurant you are directly supporting many local families and making a ‘life changing’ investment into the future of many. But don’t just take our word for it, come see and hear for yourselves!
Following a hearty meal, good conversation and a sense of true humanity, we head back to the city with an experience of the Township forever in our hearts and minds.
DROP-OFF at the CTICC