Please note that this is a scheduled (shared) small group tour. We ask that guests be patient during the pick up and drop off processes.
• 7:30 - 8:30am: Pick up at accommodation in and around Cape Town and transfer to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, Clocktower Precinct, V&A Waterfront. (Guests are required to start boarding the the ferry boat from 8:30am.)
• 9:00am: Set sail to Robben Island museum. The entire tour takes up to 3.5 hours including ferry journey times. Upon reaching the island, disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour and take a brief walk to the bus that will transport you around the island. Please note that Kabura Travel & Tours' tour guide/driver will not be accompanying guests on the boat or at the island as there will be a local site guide conducting the tour. The tour includes a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.
• 12:30pm: Arrive back at the V&A Waterfront jetty. Your tour guide/driver will be waiting for you inside the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island building. We travel to the oldest township in Cape Town - Langa.
• 13:00pm: Meet your resident township tour guide who will accompany you on a short walking tour (0.5 miles or less than a kilometer), affording opportunities to interact with locals of Langa township. The township is named after a very respected chief Langalibalele, who was a renowned rainmaker that spent time in jail on Robben Island in 1873 for rebelling against the Natal government. The walking portion will start at Gugasthebe, a tourist information center, where various non-profit organizations teach skills to the local youth. Then, you will visit what used to be a detention center during apartheid, before proceeding to the local shebeen or tavern, where you will learn how the local beer, Umqombothi, is brewed, and enjoy a beer tasting with locals. This will be followed by a visit to the municipal beer hall built in 1945. Afterwards, you'll visit the township's entrepreneurial business women who prepare barbecue (braai) meat on the streets of Langa, In Langa market, you will spend a few minutes with a traditional doctor, or Sangoma (optional). The walking township tour will end at the public library. Then, you'll board the vehicle to explore other places of interest around the township before heading to a second township called Gugulethu, known to the locals as 'Gugs'. Gugulethu comes from Xhosa name ‘igugu lethu’ meaning 'our pride'. It was established in 1960 because Langa was overcrowded.
• 17:00 - 18:00pm: Drop off at accommodation in and around Cape Town.