Cape Town Cultural Tours
An insight into the pre and post 1994 progress. Township tours last half a day or Full Day
Mother City Full Day Theatrical Tour – TICM
Travel back in time to the Cape of Storms infamous spice and trade routes. From Rhodes Memorial, Castle of Good Hope to Signal Hill, the V&A Waterfront and Cape Malay cuisine experience, discover the exploring, tenacious and courageous spirit of South Africans.
|Daily||(approx. 8.5 hours) Sea Point – Waterfront & City Hotels ±08h00|
|Min/max. participants:||2 – 14|
|Vehicle:||luxury sedan or minibus|
Cape Township “Cape Care route” – TICT
Meet the people feel the warmth. An insight into another side of Cape Town with focus on job creation and skills development via community based initiatives.
End the experience with a walking tour of the area with a local guide.
|Daily||(approx. 4 hours) Sea Point – Waterfront & City Hotels ±08h30|
|Min/max. participants:||2 – 12|
|Vehicle:||luxury sedan – minibus or mini coach|
Cape Minstrels Second New Year Street Parade
Sing and dance to the tune of Cape Town with minstrel groups from around the city
The Cape Minstrels (also known as the Kaapse Klopse) take over the streets of the Mother City each year for the annual and historic Second New Year Street Parade, a colourful procession also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar.
The road march (nagtroepe) will be marching on the evening of 30 December while the big event happens on 2 January
This yearly parade dates back to the mid-nineteenth century when the slaves in Cape Town were given one day off in the year (2 January). To celebrate, groups would dress up as minstrels, waving parasols, strumming banjos and making merry with music, dance and a parade from the District Six area through to the city centre. Many of the songs still sung today date back to the 1800s. Aside from honouring these classic tunes, repertoires are also laden with interpretations of modern pop songs to keep all ages entertained.