District Six and Bo-Kaap Tour

On this in-depth, thought-provoking walk/drive tour, you will discover how the Apartheid policies of the previous white regime destroyed their homes and displaced 60 000 people in District Six, a vibrant, multi-racial community of over 100 years. Where are these people now? What does the future hold? Why was District Six left empty and neglected since its destruction all those years ago?

  • Drive through what is left of the District Six area and witness the partial reconstruction in progress.
  • Visit the award-winning District Six Museum


We then proceed to the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter, a national heritage site and one of the country’s oldest established communities – dating back to their forced arrival to these shores as captives in the 1600’s. As their lands in the East were being occupied by European Colonists dissenters were loaded onto sailing ships and banished to other colonies around the world – the Cape of Good Hope being one.

The so-called Cape Malays – this race classification being an Apartheid construct – were talented and productive people and were deployed in building the Cape Colony. Amongst them were builders, architects, carpenters, tailors, traders, fishermen and gardeners. We visit this community who was confined to an area on the slopes of Signal Hill called the Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay area.

  • Begin with a walking tour of the Historic, Heritage Protected area of cobbled streets, colourful Cape Georgian and Cape Dutch homes, community corner stores, and several mosques dating from 1795 to 1958.
  • Visit the Bo-Kaap Cultural Hub where you will be given a bird’s eye view of the cultural heritage of Cape Muslims
  • Enjoy a sample of typical Cape Malay fare – melktert, koesisters and tea – at a local café

Half Day: 09h00-13h30 or 13h30-17h30


R1100.00 (Adults) R700.00 (child 6-11y)