Heritage Tour

Robben Island | Stellenbosch | Franschhoek | Paarl

Heritage Tour

Robben Island | Stellenbosch | Franschhoek | Paarl

Heritage Tour

Discover the rich history of the southern region of Africa. Learn about the culture and struggle of the original inhabitants straight from their descendants. Discover the roots of the South African culture, their language and the influence the European and Asian culture has in their daily lives.

What to expect:

There are two options for this tour:

Option A: Robben Island – Paarl – Stellenbosch – Franschhoek
Option B: !Khwa ttu Cultural Centre – Paarl – Stellenbosch – Franschhoek

Option A

  • Collection: 08:00 am from Cape Town based hotel.
  • We start the day with a visit to Robben Island (weather dependant), a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A ferry will take us across the bay to the infamous maximum-security prison that once housed various political prisoners including Nelson Mandela. From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today the site serves as a museum and a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and a guided tour of the prison by an ex-political prisoner.
  • Upon return to mainland we will continue to Stellenbosch, second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. Here you will visit the town museum and learn about the history of the town, from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Afterwards we will visit the Mother Church and do a tour of the town.
  • We continue our journey to Paarl. In this town you will find the roots of the South African language, Afrikaans. With a visit to the Afrikaanse Taal Monument and museum, you will learn all about the origins of the South African language.
  • Our next stop will be at Franschhoek, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. French Huguenot refugees began populating the valley in the 17th century, establishing farms and businesses, bringing with them their experience in agriculture. Here we will visit the Franschhoek museum and the Hugenot Monument and you will learn about the arrival of the French, discover some unique artifacts from those days and bonus visit to the very distinguish First South African Perfume Museum.

Option B

  • Collection 8 am for Cape Town based hotel.
  • Depart from the mother city and travel along the west coast to finally reach !Khwa ttu, the San culture and education center. This amazing place is filled with rich history of the first inhabitants of the Southern regions of Africa. Here you will be received by decedents of San people and be taken on a historical and educational journey to discover the history, struggle, learn about the language, see what a day on their lives looks like and learn about the reality of the San tribes that still live among us.
  • We continue our journey to the town of Paarl. Here you will find the roots of the South African language, Afrikaans. With a visit to the Afrikaanse Taal Monument and museum, you will learn all about the origins of the South African language.
  • Our next stop will be at Franschhoek, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. French Huguenot refugees began populating the valley in the 17th century, establishing farms and businesses, bringing with them their experience in agriculture. Here we will visit the Franschhoek museum and the Hugenot Monument and you will learn about the arrival of the French, discover some unique artifacts from those days and bonus visit to the very distinguish First South African Perfume Museum.
  • The last stop of the day will be Stellenbosch, second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. Here you will visit the town museum and learn about the history of the town, from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Afterwards we will visit the Mother Church and do a tour of the town.

Ready to plan your trip?

Route Map

From ZAR 1650 /pp

Duration:10 hours
Includes: Professional guide in Spanish, Robben island return tickets + museum fees + transfers to and from the hotel + beverages and snacks.
Excludes: Lunch
Tour Combinations: Robben Island + Stellenbosch – Paarl – Franschhoek!Khwa ttu + Stellenbosch – Paarl – Franschhoek

Other tours you might be interested in.

Sorry, no pages was found