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history walk

Explore district 6 and its history

history walk

Explore district 6 and its history

104 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Explore district 6 and its history

history walk

Explore district 6 and its history

104 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We meet at the castle where a brief history of how the Cape was founded. The experience starts from Darling Street through the desolation of District 6, depicting how 'Apartheid' affected an entire community through forced removals. Passing Trafalgar High School, a forerunner in the anti-apartheid protest, a brief visit to Stroompies an informal settlement, where a number of the descendants reside. At Streetscapes, meet some of the homeless earning a basic livelihood through urban gardening, and an open discussion on the South African political history. The Service Dining Rooms which still feeds the destitute since 1945. Buitenkant Street was the border for territorial separation between the Colonialists and the residents of District Six.

Your host

Richard
2017
Joined Airbnb
737
Guests hosted
2
Experiences hosted

Richard

Born and raised in District 6, I have first-hand experience of the negative impact the forced removals had on the community. I am passionate about the rich and vibrant cultures of the district, which still finds expression in the townships on the Cape Flats. The power of the Apartheid regime with all its brutality and oppression, is diminished through the extraordinary capacity of forgiveness.

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Where you'll be

District 6 was a community of freed slaves, labourers, tradesmen and businessmen. The impact through the forced removals affected the economic livelihood and the social structure of an entire community.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Mon, Oct 21    From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
$46 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your own camera, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses and water.
Richard
history walk
Explore district 6 and its history
104 reviews
From $46/person
104 reviews
From $46/person