Discover the ethnic and cultural diversity of South Africa. Visit the South African National Heritage site, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 years in prison before the fall of Apartheid and learn about the vigorous cosmopolitan community that thrived at the foot of Table Mountain in District Six.
Price per person422 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
You are welcomed at the airport and transported to the 5 star Saltycrax Backpackers in Blouberg. The hostel is within walking distance from all bars, restaurants, the beach, shops and transport terminals. Blouberg is famous for kitesurfing, water sports and its amazing views of Table Mountain. For the rest of your day you can go down to the famous Kite Beach to capture some great views of Table Mountain, sip a cocktail, get lunch or take a stroll on the beach. At night a traditional South African meal is cooked on the fire. This is a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world. You will spend the night at Saltycrax.
After helping yourself to breakfast your friendly Saltycrax Staff member will give you a brief lesson on using Cape Town’s public transport and will accompany you by bus to the Cape Town city centre. They will provide you with a bus card and enough credit for your whole journey. You one of two options - a walking tour or a hop on hop off bus tour.
Have breakfast at Saltycrax then explore the wealth of culture, the historical development of our townships and the traditional history in the everyday life of our township residents. Meet the locals, visit a crèche and drink home brewed beer. This is a must for anyone who wants an authentic view of South African life. After spending the morning in the local townships, take the ferry from the Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island. Former inmates guide the tours and recount their experiences and hardships while imprisoned on the island.
In the evening take a cab down to Richards Bistro and enjoy a 3 course buffet dinner while being entertained by a an exciting new musical show directed by the award winning director Basil Appollis, and produced by Richard Loring of internationally acclaimed “African Footprint”. Gain an uplifting insight into a community that can only be described “as the original Rainbow Nation”. In the Kaapse stories, Grandpa Joe, known to everyone as ‘Pa Joe’ takes us on a journey of extraordinary events along with his family, legally adopted or otherwise, brother Bernie, uncle Charlie and precocious granddaughter Genevieve, along with a host of other surprise characters.
Today you get to know aspects of the cultural diversity that Cape Town has to offer on a interactive guided walk through the historical heart of the Bo-Kaap with a mini shopping safari. Our focus today lies on the Cape Muslim people with their South East Asian heritage, their culture, their community their food and links between these. The mini shopping safari offers opportunities to interact with locals and to discover typical ingredients. The shopkeeper will take you behind the counter to taste, smell and touch your way through typical ingredients. This is a true sensory delight! The highlight is to visit a local family’s home and participate in a hands-on fun-filled cooking session and demonstration before savouring a full traditional lunch. After all of this excitement you have what is left of the day to explore Cape Town on your own and see and do any last thing that you might have wanted to do or make your way back to Saltycrax and enjoy some well deserved relaxation time in the jacuzzi or palm shade hammock.
Check-out from accommodation.
- Welcome BBQ
- Walking Tour or Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
- Myciti Bus Pass
- Township and Robben Island Tour
- Dinner and a show
- Cape Malay cooking Class
Backpacker style accommodation with shared facilities - dorm, single room or double room
Airport pick-up included.
All local tour transfers included except to/from Richard's Bistro (Day 4).
Welcome BBQ, 5 breakfasts