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  Floral Kingdom Of the Cape Flats and the Peninsula  Tour – Code OT FP

Oemie’s Tours offers the highlights a Cape Town tour packed with the top attractions and views around the peninsula; you can explore the rich variety of flora and fauna, as well as meet and greet people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. The Cape Peninsula stretches from down town Cape Town, south to the Cape of Good Hope, which is the most south western point of Africa.

On this Cape Town tour Hajira Ganie covers all the highlights but concentrate on the heritage and culture of the area of Cape Town known as the Cape Flats, where many people of Cape Malay origin were relocated to during South Africa’s apartheid era.
Places of interest include:

    TOUR PRICE: R 1 800.00
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University of Cape Town
Bottom Road Sanctuary Nature Reserve
Rondevlei Nature Reserve
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Simon’s Town
Boulders Beach
Cape Point
• Ostrich View
Silver Mine
Rhodes Memorial
• 08h00 to 17h30
   
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Scenic drive from the Mother City to Cape Point – Code OT SP

You will experience some of the highlights that make Cape Town so popular along this scenic drive with Oemie’s Tours – along the 200kms that you travel you will come across the most beautiful beaches in the world and will experience the phenomenal natural attractions as well as the rich cosmopolitan culture on this unbeatable Cape Town tour.

    TOUR PRICE: R 1 800.00
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Clifton and Camps Bay
• The Twelve Apostles
Llandudno
Hout Bay–optional boat trip to Seal Island
Chapman’s Peak
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Penguin Colony
Simon’s Town
• 08h00 to 17h30
   
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Malay Heritage of the Cape Peninsula Tour – OT MP

Oemie’s Tours specialises in Cape Malay history and culture in Cape Town.
Experience the unique diversity of various cultures living together, interact with the locals, visit their homes, have a taste of a traditional home cooked mouth watering Malay meal of Tomato Bredie and Bobotie, Samoosas and Koeksisters.
Cape Malay history dates back to the days of Dutch colonialism. During their power struggle with the Portuguese, the Dutch armies invaded Bombay, Medan, India, Java and Ceylon, capturing all who resisted them. These prisoners were shackled up and shipped to the new outpost at the Southern tip of Africa, and were the first of many to fall victim to Cape Slavery.

Some of these slaves were men of great spiritual intellect, and were known as “Auwilah”. They received the highest respect from the communities.
They taught unity and peace amongst the different faiths and religious groups such as Hinduism, Christianity, Javanese and Indian.
They did not have much experience on the battle field but brought with them the Ideology of Islam as well as their building, cabinet making, candle making, welding and other skills.

These pioneers of the Muslim community in the Western Cape, also known as “Auwliah”, were laid to rest in tombs or “Mazaars” or more commonly known as “Kramats” around the Cape Peninsula.

For many years this history was passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, and now you can share in this fascinating, intriguing Cape Malay heritage with Hajira Ganie on this exclusive tour offered by Oemie’s Tours.

Places of interest in this Cape Town Tour are:

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District Six
Bo Kaap
Castle of Good Hope
Slave Lodge
Company Gardens
Au-wal Mosque
Table Mountain
Camps Bay
• Sheikh Nurul Mubeen Oudekraal
Llandudno
Chapman’s Peak
Noordhoek
Cape Point  
Boulder’s Beach  
Simon’s Town  
Tuan Dea Koasa  
Rhodes Memorial  
• 08h00 – 17h30  
   
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Orientation of the Mother City Tour – Code OT OC

Cape Town, or the Mother City, has one of the most diverse histories of heritage and culture in South Africa. This cosmopolitan city equals most cities in the world with its attractions, events, shopping and leisure activities. Cape Town is where people from all cultures come together from the corporate investor to the holiday and leisure tourist. With seven months of long hot summer day it is easy for all to enjoy, both young and old alike. The Cape Town tour of the Mother City is one of Oemie’s Tours most popular, and offers visitors the chance to see some of the most popular monuments, that also include some historical Cape Malay sites.

    TOUR PRICE: R 900.00
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Castle of Good Hope
Grand Parade
Slave Lodge
• Traditional African Cuisine (Lunch opt)
Company Gardens
Table Mountain
Green Market Square
• 08h00 – 17h30
 
   
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Malay Heritage of the Bo Kaap Tour – Code OT MC

Oemie’s Tours Malay Heritage and Bo Kaap tour allows you to experience the influence of Cape slavery and apartheid and how it affected life in South Africa. Purchase some proudly prepared South African products and visit Robben Island where Former President Nelson Mandela was prisoner for 25 years on this Cape Town tour. (weather permitting)

    TOUR PRICE: R 900.00
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Bo Kaap
• Tuan Guru
Bo-Kaap Muslim Museum
• Au-wal Mosque
• Palm Tree Mosque
Company Gardens
• Flower Market
• 08h00 – 17h30
Cape Town Station
Signal Hill
Camps Bay
Sea Point
V & A Waterfront  
Robben Island (optional)  
• 08h00 -13h30  
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Winelands Cellar Tour – Code OT CW

Relax, unwind and experience some of the best produced wine in the world with Oemie’s Tours as Hajira Ganie takes you on a journey through the Cape Winelands. There is a cellar tour and all your questions about the various cultivars will be answered.
Some of the stops along the way include:

    TOUR PRICE: R 1 800.00
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• Paarl
• Cellar Tour
• Wine Tasting
• Franschoek
• Pniel
• Helshoogte Pass
• Stellenbosch
• Spier
• Cheetahs
• 08h00 – 17h30
   
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Winelands Fauna Tour – Code OT FW

Oemie’s Tours takes you on a journey of discovery of the historical town of Stellenbosch and its museums, visit Stellenbosch University and view the cheetahs and birds of prey. Travel up Sir Lowry’s Pass on a scenic drive where the views are spectacular. This Cape Town tour is for the nature lovers and bird watchers. On the other side of the mountain enter a valley of fruit orchards and vineyards. Stop of at beautiful beaches with white sand, where the sea water is much warmer than the Alantic Ocean.

    TOUR PRICE: R 2 200.00
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• Stellenbosch
• Sir Lowry’s Pass
• Grabouw
• Steenbras Dam
• Gordon’s Bay
• Chakma Baboon
• Strand
• Maccassa
 
 
   
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The Greater Boland and Winelands Tours – Code OT BW

Oemie’s Tours takes you to Du Toits Kloof Pass, which reaches the highest peak in the Western Cape(1995m) and giveS you an amazing view of the ocean. The Karoo National Botanical Gardens exhibit 10 hectares of indigenous plant species. Compliment this fantastic Cape Town tour with a safari game drive where you can view the Big 5: a good way of combining quality and adding value for money. You will also visit the Kramat of Tuan Masud – one of the Cape Malay spiritual leaders of the area.

    TOUR PRICE: R 2 200.00
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• Rawsonville
• Du Toits Kloof Pass
• Worcester
• Kleinplassie
• Nekkies Resort
• Karoo National Botanical Gardens
• Game Reserve (optional)
• Kramat Tuan Masud
• Huegenot Tunnel
• 06h30 - 17h30
   
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Wineland Heritage and Culinary Tour – Code OT HW

Oemie’s Tours take you through the Winelands where you will experience the heritage of the Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture.  There are also museums, art galleries and theatres to visit too.

    TOUR PRICE: R 1 800.00
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• Paarl
• Afrikaans Taal Monument
• Cloetesville
• Stellenbosch
• Stellenbosch University
• Pniel
• Helshoogte Pass
• Hillcrest Berry Farm
• Victor Verster Prison
• De Braak
• Spier
08h00 – 17h30  
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Hermanus Tour – Code OT HG

Visit the principle centre of the perlemoen fishing industry, hear the whale crier, and see the Southern Right and Humpback Whales with Oemie’s Tours as Hajira Ganie takes you to the world’s best on shore whale watching site, just over an hour from Cape Town.

    TOUR PRICE: R 2 700.00
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• Gordon’s Bay
• Betty’s Bay
• Harold Porter Botanical Garden
• Hermanus
• Kleinmond
• Pniel
• Caledon
• Grabouw
• Sir Lowry’s Pass
• Somerset West
09h00 – 17h30
   
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3 Day Garden Route to Port Elizabeth Tour – Code OT PG

Routing: Cape Town – Oudtshoorn – George – Garden Route – Port Elizabeth
The Garden Route is a natural haven of scenic wonder – rich in unique flora and fauna. Oemie’s Tours take you on a scenic drive of mountain passes, beautiful valleys and world renowned beaches .

    TOUR PRICE: R 7 550.00
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DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

• Du Toits Kloof Mountains

• Cango caves

• Shopping in Knysna

• Breede Valley Winelands

• Outeniqua Mountains

• Plettenberg Bay

• Swellendam

• George

• Tsitsikamma National Park

• Mossel Bay

• Wilderness National Park

• Storms River

• Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm

• Overnight in Knysna

• Port Elizabeth

• Overnight in Oudtshoorn

 

 

Depart from Cape Town Hotels at 09h00
 
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4 Day Garden Route Return Tour – Code OT AG

Routing: Cape Town – Cape Agulhas – Swellendam – Mossel Bay – Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn – Robertson – Cape Town
Take the opportunity to stop at the most southern point of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet with Oemie’s Tours. Visit the Old Post Office Tree, take a ride on the Old Outeniqua Choo Choo Steam Train, view a replica of Bartholomew Diaz ship ‘Caravel’ – the ship he sailed in 1488, and experience one of the world’s natural wonders.

    TOUR PRICE: R 9 500.00
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DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

• Sir Lowry’s Pass

• Swellendam

• Knysna

• Oudtshoorn

• Caledon

• Riversdale

• Plettenberg Bay

• Ashton

• Bredasdorp

• Mossel Bay

• George

• Robertson

• Cape Agulhas

 

 

• Worcester

 

 

 

• Du Toits Kloof Pass

 

 

 

• Cape Town

 
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AUWAL MOSQUE ... South Africa's first mosque, the Auwal Mosque, was founded in nearby Dorp St and dates from 1794.

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BO KAAP ... The Bo-Kaap, which lies on the fringes of Cape Town’s city centre, is full of character and colourful houses (pink, orange, lime green and turquoise), many of which are national monuments and date back to the 1750s, with cobbled streets that rise up to meet the lower slopes of Signal Hill on which the suburb lies. A lively suburb, the Bo-Kaap’s inhabitants are a blend of cultures that descend from slaves imported by the Dutch in the 1700s. They came from Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Indonesian Archipelago. Not only were these people incorrectly branded as ‘Cape Malays’ but the Bo-Kaap became known, and remains so today, as the Malay Quarter. Cape Malay food has earned a reputation combining fruit, spices, vegetables and meat and can be sampled in a number of traditional restaurants in the area.
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BOTTOM ROAD SANCTUARY ... The Cape Flats Lowlands has the highest concentration of threatened plants per area of remaining vegetation in the world. Bottom Road borders the northern bank of Zeekoevlei. Sand plain fynbos wetland once thrived on the northern shore. However, urbanisation took its toll and for many years people used the area for dumping. Residents, nature conservation officials, the national Working for Wetlands programme and the Table Mountain Fund joined forces to create a conservation sanctuary out of residents’ gardens. Tons of rubble and alien kikuyu grass were removed and replaced with 10 000 indigenous fynbos plants. Bottom Road Sanctuary now boasts the world’s second wild population of Erica verticillata, the Cape Flats Erica, which was once thought extinct.

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BOULDERS BEACH ... Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is home to the African penguins  that arrived in the town with 2 breeding pairs in 1982. The colony is now Simon’s Town’s major attraction and the colony numbers around 4000 penguins.

 

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CAMPS BAY ... Camps Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in the world today – nestled between the mountain range of Lions Head, Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles and overlooking the endless view of the cold Atlantic Ocean. Camps Bay's history begins with Mr. Fredrick Ernst Von Kamptz, an invalid sailor who, in 1778 landed in the Cape, stayed, and after recovering, climbed out of one of the hospital windows and came over the mountain to Camps Bay to promptly marry the widow on the farm – Ravensteyn. The area became known as the baai van Von Kamptz but was later changed to Camps Bay.
Camps Bay is one of the ‘hot spots’ in Cape Town to watch the sunset from the comfort of your table at one of the many restaurants.
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CAPE POINT ... Cape Point is where the historical voyagers Dias and da Gama rounded the Cape opening up the sea trade routes between East and West and revolutionizing global economics. The term “Cape of Storms” was coined due to the violent storms and dangerous rocks that left the coastline littered with shipwrecks. The old lighthouse was built in 1860. Visitors to Cape Point can catch a Funicular ride to the original light house and see the treacherous conditions under which it was built. The historic building was often obscured by mist. This resulted in the second lighthouse being built at the tip of Cape Point. The navigational Vasco Da Gama beacon is a memorial to the Portuguese seafarer. The Dias Cross was erected in 1988 honouring the memory of another Portuguese seafarer Bartholomeuw Dias. Antonie’s Gat – holy man Lalu Abdul Dea Koasa lived in a cave here.
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CAPE TOWN STATION ... Cape Town Station, opened in 1863 and rebuilt in 1961, is located along Adderley and Strand Street. It is the main railway station in the city of Cape Town. It has recently been renovated for the 2010 Soccer World Cup held in South Africa.

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CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE ... The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. It was built by the Dutch East India Company between 1666 and 1679. On his arrival in 1652, Jan van Riebeeck built an older fort called the Fort de Goede Hoop, which was made out of clay and timber. The Castle replaced this older fort.
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CHAPMAN'S PEAK DRIVE ... Chapman’s Peak Drive between Noordhoek and Hout Bay was completed in 1922 and is one of the most spectacular marine drives in Cape Town, if not the world. Sir Frederic de Waal (first administrator of the Cape) conceived the idea and work began on the road in 1915, blasting granite and sandstone to achieve a remarkable feat of road construction. “Chappies” was officially opened in 1922, and has had a long history of astounding its visitors with its beauty and technology. Chapman’s Peak Drive was closed from January 2000 until December 2003 for a major reconstruction and the upgrade has been hailed as one of the top engineering projects in South Africa.
Chapman’s Peak Drive forms a part of both the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon and the Pick ‘n Pay Cape Argus Cycle tour – 2 major events on the Cape Town sporting calendar.
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CLIFTON ... Clifton is home to Millionaire's Row and is known as Cape Town’s St Tropez. Yachts floating on a turquoise ocean, white sandy beaches and beautiful bodies make up Clifton’s reputation as the French Riviera of South Africa.
The beautiful sea-facing apartments of Clifton are said to be some of the most sought-after real estate in the world. This small suburb offers spectacular ocean views and is close to not one, but four swimming beaches. All the beaches are safe for swimming, although the Atlantic waters are chilly! Clifton is accessed by steep walkways leading down to the various beaches. Granite outcrops divide the beaches into four quite distinct areas, namely First Beach, Second Beach, Third Beach and Fourth Beach.
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COMPANY GARDENS ... The Company Garden was formally established in 1652 by Dutch settlers who sought to establish a victualling station to service and re-provision spice-trading sailing ships on the long sea route to the east. It was proclaimed for public use in 1848. There are numerous important landmarks, including the lodge house for the slaves who built large parts of the historic city, the Houses of Parliament, the Iziko SA Museum and Planetarium, St George's Cathedral, the National Library of SA, the SA National Gallery, the Great Synagogue and Holocaust Centre and Tuynhuys, which is used by the President on State occasions. Other attractions include the oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa (circa 1652), a rose garden designed and built in 1929, a well stocked fish pond and aviary.
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DISTRICT SIX ... District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalisation had begun. The first to be 'resettled' were black South Africans, forcibly displaced from the District in 1901. In 1966, it was declared a white area under the Group areas Act of 1950, and by 1982, the life of the community was over. 60 000 people were forcibly removed to barren outlying areas aptly known as the Cape Flats, and their houses in District Six were flattened by bulldozers.
The District Six Museum, established in December 1994, works with the memories of these experiences and with the history of forced removals.
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GRAND PARADE ... The Grand Parade is the main public square in Cape Town. It is surrounded by the Cape Town City Hall, Castle of Good Hope, and the Cape Town railway station. The City Hall, built in 1905 is one of the landmarks of the city centre. The building houses the town library and Cape Town's main concert hall.
The square is generally used as a market place and parking area but has also been the venue of major political rallies. It was the first place where Nelson Mandela addressed South Africans following his release from prison in 1990 and also following his election as president on 9 May 1994.
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GREENMARKET SQUARE ... Greenmarket Square, nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles. This area has served as a slave market, a fruit and vegetable market (hence the name Greenmarket Square) and in the late 50's as a popular parking lot.

It wasn't until the early 80's that Bob Hayward had the vision to transform the Square into a viable trading venue for the informal sector. These humble beginnings saw only a handful of traders brave the elements twice a week on a small section of the Square, but it was not long before it grew to become an extremely popular flea market for crafters to reap the rewards for all their efforts.

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HOUT BAY ... The name "Hout Bay" (Wood Bay) was given by Jan van Riebeeck, who, after his landing in Table Bay in the year 1652, found dense forests providing the timber needed for the construction of ships and of the Castle.  Hout Bay has a long history of farming and fishing and visits to the museums in Hout Bay provide interesting insight to the history of this charming town
Hout Bay’s West and East end forts are historic national monuments on Chapman's Peak and the restored canons are fired on special occasions.
Kronendal was the first farm in Hout Bay and was established in the 1670’s, however the Cape Dutch Homestead of Kronendal, was only built in 1800. Kronendal is the only surviving example of an H-plan house in the Peninsula.
The South African sea fisheries museum at the harbour has model displays and a computerized marine encyclopedia.

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KIRSTENBOSCH ... Kirstenbosch is South Africa’s world-famous national botanical garden, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, and home to over 22000 indigenous plants. Kirstenbosch is part of the Cape Floral Kindom which was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2004. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to protect the immense floral wealth of the Cape region.
An enormous baobab tree, plants from different South African habitats, the Gondwanaland Garden display of plant types present on Pangea, the Cycad Garden displays plants that dates back 200-million years and the Fynbos Walk with vegetation unique to the Western Cape.

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LLANDUDNO ... Llandudno, named after the Welsh town of the same name, lies in the shadow of mountains. Only 18 km from Cape Town CBD and approached by one of the most scenic drives. It llies nestled in a private and peaceful cove with one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches in the city. Llandudno is an upmarket suburb with properties fetching millions, but its residents regard it as a coastal town and the suburb has no street lights or shops of any kind. The beautiful beach, renowned for its white sands, crisp blue waters and giant boulders is arguably one of the most photogenic in Cape Town and a favourite for beach sports like volleyball, beach rugby, surfing; a great deal of sun-worshipping and a preferred picnic spot for families. he beach remains unspoiled and the countryside fynbos stretches off in both directions, largely untouched.

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NOORDHOEK ... Noordhoek can be accessed via the spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive or the scenic Oukaapse Weg and has undoubtedly one of the longest, widest and most beautiful stretches of beach in the Cape. The "Long Beach" extends over 8 kilometres to Kommetjie. It is too vast to ever be crowded and is ideally suited for long walks. In Winter, when the waves are higher, a lagoon forms in front of the dunes. Huge boulders, rounded by wind and water, frame a little sandy bay called "The Hook". This is a place for surfers. The mountain slopes are very green, densely overgrown with coastal fynbos.

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PALM TREE MOSQUE ... The Palm Tree Mosque is the second oldest Mosque in Cape Town and was established in 1820. The Mosque’s location is in Long Street and appears to be a house that was converted into a Mosque.

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ROBBEN ISLAND ... Robben Island has been used mainly as a prison since the Dutch settle in the Cape in the mid 1600's. Muslim leaders from the East, African leaders, Dutch, British soldiers and civilians and women were all imprisoned on the island. Most well known are the anti aprtheid activists, including Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe were also imprisoned here.

Robben Island was also a training and defense station in World War II and a hospital for leprosy, mentall and chronically ill patients. It has been a museum and heritage site since 1977.

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RHODES MEMORIAL ... Rhodes Memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, was built in 1912 to honour the former Cape Colony Prime Minister and mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes. It sits at the foot of Devil's Peak in the Table Mountain National Park and offers incredible views towards the Hottentots Holland mountains. The site was chosen as it was Rhodes’ favourite viewsite.
The memorial was built in recognition of Rhodes’ contribution to Cape Town and the colony. Built from Cape granite quarried on Table Mountain, the memorial consists of 49 steps – one for each year of Rhodes’ life. The Doric columns were inspired by Rhodes’ appreciation of classical architecture and the eight lions were modelled on those at the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London.
A bronze bust of Rhodes rests on a pedestal with a poem written by his close friend Rudyard Kipling. 

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RONDEVLEI NATURE RESERVE ... Rondevlei Nature Reserve offers a unique eco-experience in Cape Town. The park is home to almost 230 types of bird, as well as many reptiles and mammals, including a small hippopotamus population. The park is the only reserve in Cape Town home to hippo’s.
Rondevlei Nature Reserve is a protected area, covering over 2km2 of wetland and lake. Just a short drive from the city centre and Muizenberg, this spot is popular with bird-watchers and walkers. Beside the fauna, the flora in the park is well worth having a closer look at – it includes types of threatened fynbos found only in the Western Cape.

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SEA POINT ... Sea Point offers a variety of pubs, music clubs, coffee shops and restaurants. It is characterized by luxury, high rise apartments. The Sea Point Promenade runs along the beach front from Mouille Point to Bantry Bay. Benches are positioned along the beach front to rest while admiring the views. Sea Point Pavillion offers two children’s pools, a diving pool as well as an Olympic sized swimming pool. Mouille Point lighthouse is the oldest active lighthouse in South Africa and has been in operation since 1824.

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SHEIKH NOORUL MUBEEN ... Of the three prominent Auliyah buried on the hill facing the Atlantic seaboard, the one nearest to Oudekraal, appears to be the better know. The man buried there is Sheikh Noorul Mubeen. His grave is reached by ascending the 99 steps leading to it from Victoria Road up the mountain slope. Sheikh Noorul Mubeen was banished to the Cape in 1716 and incarcerated on Robben Island. According to a popular legend he escaped from Robben Island by unknown means and came to make his home in this desolate spot. Soon he made contact with the slaves on the estates in the area, teaching them mainly at night, the religion of Islam When he died, he was buried on the site where he had most frequently read his prayers.

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SIGNAL HILL ... Signal Hill is a distinct landmark where the noon day gun is fired. It forms the ‘lion’s body’ to the adjacent Lions Head mountain and offers spectacular views across the Cape Town harbour, city and Atlantic Ocean. It’s original use was for flying signal flags  to communicate to ships, and later the firing of the noon day gun. There are in fact two cannons on the hill, brought to the city by the British in 1795. They were initially housed in the Castle of Good Hope and were transported by ox wagon to Signal H9ill in 1902.
You can go to watch the daily firing of the gun from a demarcated area every day except on Sundays and public holidays.

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SILVERMINE ... Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and encapsulates part of the Cape Peninsula mountain range, from Kalk Bay through to Constantiaberg. Silvermine takes its name from the Silvermine River, which starts in the reserve and runs to Clovelly. Just 20 minutes away from the city centre, the reserve is an important conservation area for indigenous fynbos plants. Apart from walking and hiking, it’s also a popular spot for bird-watching, picnicking, and mountain biking, Silvermine Nature Reserve also has a number of sandstone cave systems and rock climbing routes to Muizenberg. One of the easier walks circles around a large reservoir. The reservoi, which is greate for swimming, dates back to 1898 and was built to supply water to the growing city of Cape Town.

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SIMON'S TOWN ... Simon’s Town, 40km (25mi) from Cape Town is named after the Governor of the Dutch settlement, Simon Van Der Stel, who arrived in the Cape in 1679. Simon’s Town is South Africa’s third-oldest settlement. The Old Residency was built for the Governor of the Dutch East India Company and in its heyday included a brothel and slave quarters. The most popular exhibit at the Simon’s Town Museum is a statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance, a beer-drinking great dane which was adopted by the Royal Navy in World War II. The South African Naval Museum has displays of the inside of a submarine and a ship’s bridge that moves with a simulated rocking motion. Boats depart regularly for trips to Seal Island and False Bay. Boulders is Simon’s Town’s most famous beach, with its colony of 3000 penguins.

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SLAVE LODGE ... The Slave Lodge was built in 1679 as the slave lodge of the Dutch East India Company. It is believed that up to 9000 slaves, convicts and the mentally ill lived in the building between 1679 and 1811. In 1810 the building was modified to serve as government offices. Various governmental offices were housed in the building during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The building was restored in 1960 for use as a cultural history museum.

The Slave Lodge, then known as the SA Cultural History Museum, opened its door as a museum on 6 April 1966. In 1998 the building was renamed the Slave Lodge.

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TABLE MOUNTAIN ... Table Mountain is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to about 2000 species of plants (more than the number found throughout the entire British Isles), most of them fynbos, which forms one of the world’s six plant kingdoms all on its own. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway takes visitors to the summit of Table Mountain in about five minutes. The cable car’s rotating floor and huge windows ensure that all passengers get a 360-degree aerial view as they head up the mountain.

The cableway was first launched in 1929.

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Orientation of the Mother City Tour
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TUAN DEA KOASA ... Although the precise identity of Tuan Ismail Dea Malela and his son Tuan Dea Koasa could never be verified, oral reports have unanimously declared that they are buried in Simonstown. It was only earlier this century that a translation of a kitaab, passed from generation to generation, revealed with any define certainty the identity of the Auliyah buried here. Written in ancient Sumbawanese, the kitaab identifies these Auliyah as Iman Abdul Karrien bin Imam Jalil bin Imam Islam of Sumbawa in Indonesia. (aka-Tuan Ismail Dea Malela and Tuan Dea Koasa).

Malay Heritage of the Cape Peninsula Tour
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TWELVE APOSTLES ... The Twelve Apostles is a range of mountains that extend from table mountain in the direction of Hout Bay. They’re called such because the mountain range has twelve peaks which are easily distinguishable.

 

Scenic Drive - Monther City to Cape Point Tour
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UCT ... University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. Amongst its more than 100 000 alumni are the late Professor Christiaan Barnard, the world-renowned heart surgeon, and three Nobel laureates, Sir Aaron Klug, the late Professor Alan MacLeod Cormack and JM Coetzee.

Floral Kingdom of the Cape Flats and Peninsula Tour
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V & A WATERFRONT ... The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is situated between Table Mountain and Robben Island and offers a variety of shopping and entertainment options for visitors. It is at the centre of Cape Town's working harbour and is the most visited destination for foreing visitors. It houses hotels such as the Breakwater Lodge which was once a 19th century prison, Nelson Mandela Gateway which offers boat ferries to Robben Island, as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Malay Heritage of the Bo Kaap Tour
 
 
 
 
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