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This story is rich with elements of human drama: pain & heartache, bravery & courage, secrecy and intrigue.  Amongst the players is a president, a chief of prison, a spy and a prisoner.  The setting is Cape Town.

When most people think about Mandela and Cape Town they don’t see beyond Robben Island, but Cape Town has a captivating Mandela story to tell as it provided the setting for the unfolding of a series of significant and secretive meetings that led to the surprise release of Mandela and the unbanning of the ANC in February 1990.

Join us for a 2 ½ hour walk, which covers approximately 2km of the historic and cultural heart of Cape Town and brings to life the journey Mandela took from his conviction in 1964 at the Rivonia Trial, his time as a prisoner on Robben Island until his current status as a global icon of bravery and freedom

Price: R2700 (1-4 guests), R574 per each additional person (valid end-Sept 2024)
*For peak season bookings (15 Dec-15 Jan (incl.)) please add 25% to above rates

TOUR Private – Mandela in Cape Town: From Prisoner to President Cultural & Historical
Description A private, guided walking tour bringing to life a series of significant events in Mandela’s time in Cape Town both as a prisoner on Robben Island and eventually as our first democratically-elected president
Meet On steps of  Robert Gray Memorial, top of St George’s Mall, between Taj Hotel and Mandela Rhodes Place
When 09h00 or 14.00 (start time) Duration: 2½ hours
Bookings Essential Mobile or Email 083 309 5378 /083 452 1112

Includes Footsteps Guide Excludes Refreshments
  • The Mandela Rhodes Building – setting the context and continuing the legacy of the great man
  • Greenmarket Square & the Methodist Church – understanding the role played by religious groupings in “the apartheid struggle”
  • City Hall and the iconic event that took place on 11th Feb 1990
  • Rhodes and Smuts – understanding the role of imperialism and the SA Nationalist party
  • Parliament – where the laws of apartheid were legalized and where Mandela sat as the first democratically-elected President
  • Tuynhuis – the setting for secret, behind the scenes meetings and negotiations
  • Queen Victoria St – with its ‘apartheid benches’ and high court buildings


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