Day 14: June 13: District 6 Museum
Table Mountain – Bo-Kaap – Slave Lodge

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Satyagraha Tour South Africa 2017 | 0 comments

FWPODistrict 6 Museum 

In the morning visit the District 6 Museum – District 6 was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, laborers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant center with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the process of removals and marginalization had begun.

table mountain cable car

 

Continue to Table Mountain take a trip up the cable car for a Geographical overview of the city.  Have lunch at Bo-Kaap Kombuis, Bo Kaap. This so-called colored community has its origins in slavery and roughly 1/3 slaves originally came from India.

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 We embark on a walking tour of Company’s Garden, providing historical context of the Dutch/British periods slavery and apartheid.

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Visit the Slave Lodge – The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum – reflect the long and rich history of the building.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

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