Ten cultural experiences in Cape Town & Western Cape

Chat to the locals and be inspired by our dynamic culture.

From the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope to the little Rastafarian community in Knysna, there is so much to learn and see when discovering the Western Cape! 

!Kwha ttu San Culture and Education Centre

Discover unique insights into the San Culture like making ostrich eggshell jewellery and their hunting methods. The tour allows you the opportunity to experience a tractor ride, visit a replica traditional San village and so much more.

www.khwattu.org 

Ma Betty’s Cultural Village

Ma Betty's authentic Xhosa Cultural Village is situated in the township of Bongulethu translating to 'our pride' in Xhosa. Ma Betty keeps Xhosa tradition pure by sharing traditional activities, culture, dance, food and storytelling with visits to her Oudtshoorn hut.

 www.mabettys.co.za 

Afrikaans Language Monument

The Taalmonument on Paarl Mountain has panoramic views and provides you with a fascinating step back into the past. This magnificent structure was built in 1975, and designed by architect Jan van Wijk.

 www.taalmuseum.co.za 

The Castle of Good Hope 

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa and was once a fort, but today showcases the Cape’s early days and is a popular museum. Built by Jan van Riebeeck and the Dutch East India Company. The castle gates open at 9am and close at 4pm.

Judah Square Tour 

Judah Square is a Rastafarian community situated in a small valley in Knysna. Meet the friendly people and learn the culture that shaped the lives of many. Stay at one of the B&Bs for a unique experience and look into the lives of the Rastafarians.

 www.judahsquare.co.za

Township Tours

Discover a number of townships in Cape Town & Western Cape, ranging from the oldest Langa, all rich in history. Walk on foot as you meet the locals all with inspiring stories to tell, ride a bicycle with a local tour guide or discover the township by donkey cart.

Bo Kaap

Discover the culture and heritage of the Cape Malay residents. Visit interesting shrines like the first mosque in Cape Town the Auwal Masjid and Cape Malay cuisine that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Company’s Garden

Company's Garden in Cape Town is a great place for visitors to spend a few hours unwinding and exploring the natural, historical and architectural attractions found within the garden.

Robben Island 

Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site accessed by ferry from the V&A Waterfront you can visit the former prison at Robben Island, this represents an important chapter in the country's path towards democracy. 

www.robben-island.org.za 

Authentic Tours

Discover unique local culture by going on tour with a difference such as a jazz safari, offered by various operators, where you discover Cape Town's unique jazz scene for a full day, some tours offering traditional meals at an artist’s home or stopping at a jazz club for dinner. 

 www.coffeebeansroutes.com 

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa and was once a fort, but today showcases the Cape’s early days and is a popular museum.

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