Heritage Day 2019 In The Mother City
Famous for being one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world, the Mother City has a wide selection of exceptional activities to offer. The world-renowned and popular city is rich with culture and heritage, becoming the perfect place to celebrate South Africa’s diversity. Delve into Cape Town’s heritage sites and cultural attractions with our must-see destination guide:
The Bo-Kaap remains a remarkable destination and a great part of Cape Town’s heritage.
Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, the Bo-Kaap is notorious for its rainbow of colourful houses that brighten up the lower area of Signal Hill. The area dates back to the 1760s when a series of “huurhuisjes” (houses to rent) were created and rented to slaves. Today, the Bo-Kaap remains a remarkable destination and a great part of Cape Town’s heritage. The Bo-Kaap is also famous for its energy and sound – you can hear the sounds of the historic mosque and witness minstrels practicing for the well-known parade called the Kaapse Klopse. During this extraordinary parade hundreds of musicians and dancers march down the street during New Years, all dressed up in colourful attire. It’s truly an extraordinary sight to see and a must-see destination for any visitor to Cape Town.
District Six Museum
The District Six Museum pays homage to the travesty of the apartheid area and segregation laws that took place in the country.
Experience the history of South Africa with an unforgettable tour to the District Six Museum. The historical location pays homage to the travesty of the apartheid area and segregation laws that took place in the country. The museum was created to honour all the residents who were forced to relocate to the Group Areas Act – discover a series of memorabilia and photographs that take you back to the history of the area.
The Cape Town Diamond Museum
Experience the fascinating history of the diamond rush at the Cape Town Diamond Museum
Discover the diamond world like you haven’t seen it before. The Cape Town Diamond Museum is truly a hidden gem in the heart of the Mother City. Experience the fascinating history of the diamond rush and the impact it had on the diamond industry. Get dressed in mining gear, and view some of the world’s most famous diamond replicas along with historical artifacts. The personally guided tour is an extraordinary tour, not to be missed. Book your tour here today.
Table Mountain is one of the very first mountains to welcome seafarers as they entered the Table Bay harbour.
There’s nothing quite like the remarkable sight of Table Mountain. View the magnificent mountain and the reason why it one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Table Mountain is one of the very first mountains to welcome seafarers as they entered the Table Bay harbour and is without a doubt one of the city’s most recognisable features. Over the years, the famous mountain has become part of the South African heritage.
The Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope was named a historical monument in1936.
Did you know the Castle of Good Hope is one of the oldest colonial buildings in South Africa? The historical building was built by the Dutch East India Company between 1666 and 1679 replacing a previous fort built by Jan van Riebeeck when he arrived in 1652. The Castle of Good Hope was dubbed a historical monument in1936 and with restorations, in the 1980s the building is the best-preserved fort from the company.
The Company’s Garden
Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the park while in the middle of Cape Town.
In 1652, The Company’s Garden was used as a veggie patch for Jan Van Riebeeck. Today, the historical landmark is filled with imposing statues, trees and adorable little squirrels. Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the park while in the middle of the bustling city of Cape Town. The Company Garden is the oasis for locals and international visitors alike.
With an estimated 11 official languages and cultures, South Africa is truly one of the most fascinating places in the world. Explore the historical heritage of the captivating country while visiting the popular Mother City.