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Rebuilding our Communities

Windward has partnered up with a locally established entrepreneur, who decided to “take back her community” by establishing a coffee shop in the heart of the colourful coloured township of Bonteheuwel, situated north of Cape Town. Bonteheuwel was created in the 1960s as a repository for the coloured community who had been forced to move out of Cape Town as a result of the Group Areas Act.

Windward aims to bring international guest to this area in the hopes of creating jobs and creating Cape Town’s next hotspot. 

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CAPE ETHNIC TOWNSHIP TOURS

Minimum 4 Pax
Rack Rate R1350.00 p/p
Daily Collected CBD Hotels (Between 08H00 & 08H45)

Vehicle & Certified English Speaking Guide included

INCLUDES

District 6 museum entrance fee
+ Lunch

Time of return 15h30-16h00 

Drinks for guests own acc.

ITINERARY

Pick up from your hotel in the CBD area and head towards the District 6 museum for a short visit. Then drive through the District 6 area where your guide will inform you of the once colourful community and how it was demolished because of the group areas act, during apartheid. Depart for the “Cape Flats” and head toward the Athlone magistrate courts and visit the memorial of Robert Waterwitch and Coline Williams. Still decades after their deaths, what happened that night in Athlone is still not clear as to how they died in July 1989. Your guide will then continue to Belgravia, Thornton Road to visit the Trojan Horse Memorial and inform you of the Trojan Horse Massacre that occurred on 15th October 1985.

Then a slow drive through to Gatesville and see the Radha Krishna Mandir hindu temple and The Gandhi Memorial School. You will also drive past South Africa’s oldest night club. This is where political rallies were held by such as activists such as Trevor Manuel and Dullah Omar to name a few.

Depart for Bonteheuwel where you will be welcomed by a local historian who will share the history on apartheid and personal experiences of living in Bonteheuwel.

Enjoy a 3 course meal which will consist of Cape Malay coloured cuisine. During lunch, be entertained by Cape Town’s famous “Kaapse Klopse” During the Apartheid years, the National government tried their best to kill the tradition, banning all minstrel performances and parades. Take a leisurely drive back to your hotel or a drop off at the waterfront.

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FD TOWNSHIP + LUNCH & WINELANDS TOUR

Minimum 2 Pax
Rack Rate R1850.00 p/p
Daily Collected CBD Hotels (Between 08H00 & 08H45)

Vehicle & Certified English Speaking Guide included

INCLUDES

3 course Lunch @ Local restaurant
+ 1 Wine tasting
+ Informal cellar tour
+ 1 bottle of water 

Drinks for guests own acc.

ITINERARY

We start the day with a morning tour to the townships of Langa, Bonteheuwel, and Gugulethu.

Drive through Gugulethu and see the memorials dedicated to anti-apartheid activists, the Gugulethu Seven and Amy Biehl. Arrive in Langa for a walking tour with a local guide who will tell you about the community’s cultural traditions, rituals. Meet a local in their home and hear their stories about their daily life in the township. 

Visit a community centre and learn about the programs in place. Stop at a former men’s hostel that has been renovated to accommodate families. Previously 6 to 8 families would share a room, thanks to the renovations only 2 families share a room now. See what life here was like previously, and how it has been improved today.

Then drive through Bontheheuwel to a local restaurant/coffee shop for a traditional Cape Malay lunch full of local favourites such as samoosas pastries with savoury fillings, traditional Cape Malay curry sugar beans or chicken curry, and koeksisters a sticky donut treat often flavoured with homemade sugar syrup and sprinkled with coconut.

Then proceed on to the tour of Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is less than an hour outside Cape Town set against the backdrop of spectacular mountains. You’ll enjoy a tour through the historic town where much of the original Cape-Dutch architecture has been beautifully preserved, and visit a world- renowned premier wine estate.

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MALAY COOKING TOUR With the...

Ultimate Malay Street Food Master

Minimum 4 Pax
Rack Rate R1775.00 p/p
Daily Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays Only
Collected from CBD Hotels (Between 08H00 & 08H45)

Vehicle & Certified English Speaking Guide included

INCLUDES

  • Chance to walk around an open market
  • Hands-on cooking session/demonstration
  • Ingredients for cooking session
  • Traditional non-alcoholic welcome drink
  • Full course Cape Malay meal
  • Small Thank you gift 

ITINERARY

Drive through the Bo-Kaap this morning, discover the rich heritage, culture of the Cape Malay people. 

You will then continue on the N2 towards Athlone, or commonly known as the “Cape Flats” existing on the“outskirts” of Cape Town.
As you enter Rylands/Gatesville which had a significant role in the entrenching of Indianness leading to energised culture and religious activities. Your guide will share the colourful history of the people, their traditions, the history of the “Trojan Horse memorial”.On meeting the street food master will who then accompany you on a stroll through the market while explaining the ingredients & spices used in their traditional cooking. A stop at the local spice shop, smell and touch your way through the exotic herbs and spices used in Cape Malay cooking.

You have a chance to walk around the open space market with colourful shops and experience the different types of cultures. 

You will be able to interact with the locals and foreign immigrants that has made Gatesville / Rylands their permanent home. 

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