Theatrical Day Tours

Go back in time and discover the trials and tribulations of Mzansi’s rich and dynamic past. From the streets of Jozi to the heart of Pretoria, witness South Africa’s first stand for liberation, and the price we paid in the fight for freedom.Through the eyes of our country’s great leaders, relive the moments that changed the course of our country and be the first this season to experience history, as you’ve never seen it before.
Take a riveting journey to freedom guided by a former leader of the ANC, Walter Sisulu, and anti-Apartheid activist, such as Nelson Mandela and Ruth First. Travel through the streets of Jozi and Soweto, from Liliesleaf and Freedom Square to Constitutional Hill, and discover the secrets of our past where the riveting tales of the true freedom struggle are revealed. Travel back in time through the Jacaranda strewn streets of Pretoria and follow in the footsteps of great leaders as you trek from the Voortrekker Monument to Church Square and Union Buildings. Travel back in time to the Cape of Storms infamous spice and trade routes. From 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.
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Follow in the heroic footsteps of anti-apartheid activists as they take you on a journey of a life-time! Enjoy your experience while being guided by Walter Sisulu, (1912 – 2003) or Ruth First (1925 – 1982) or even Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). Join the freedom walk and be transported to a volatile Johannesburg filled with intrigue and drama, whilst experiencing some flagship structures of their time, namely:

  • Liliesleaf Farm
  • Regina Mundi Church
  • Vilakazi Street, Soweto
  • Walter Sisulu Square, better known as Freedom Square
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Constitution Hill Prison and Court
  • Carlton Centre

Embark on this journey filled with trials and tribulations which ultimately led a nation to its freedom while embracing its diversity!

Be led by one of South Africa’s historical icons - Paul Kruger or Dingaan and get a first-hand account of South Africa’s earliest liberation struggles as we trek through the city of Pretoria. Paul Kruger (1825 – 1904), more affectionately known as Oom Paul, was the face of Boer resistance during the Second Boer War. Alternatively, meet the legendary Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu, or Dingaan (1795 – 1840), who is known throughout history as the king responsible for the fall of the Zulu Kingdom. Lacking his brother, Shaka Zulu’s, military and leadership skills, he led his kingdom on a downward spiral from the moment he assassinated Shaka to assume the throne. Whether pioneering the treks in Pretoria or stampeding through the battles of Blood river, you are sure to be captivated by the:

  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Church Square
  • Palace of Justice
  • Kruger House
  • Union buildings

Be prepared, the Impi has spoken…

Join your tour guide as he takes you on a historical adventure of a life-time. This tour will see you being stewarded across the magnificence that Cape Town has to offer. You could find a rather interesting encounter and experience with Bartholomeu Dias (1450 - 1500), who was one of the renowned Portuguese sea captains and explorer to have discovered ‘The Sea of Storms’. His pursuit of sailing around Africa helped establish travel between Europe and Asia. Join him as he sails across the Cape to reveal the soul of the Mother City, namely:

  • The oldest building in the city - Castle of Good Hope
  • The blast of the Noon Gun
  • The tantalizing taste-buds of the Bo-Kaap
  • The horrors of District Six
  • The Company Gardens – developed by the first Europeans in the 1650’s
  • The Waterfront & Clock Towers
THE CAST

Walter Sisulu (1912 – 2003)
Walter Sisulu spent much of his life on the front lines of the Apartheid struggle. After joining the African National Congress, his political networking skills earned him a place at the heart of Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) and the 1952 Defiance Campaign.

Ruth First (1925 – 1982)
A leading anti-Apartheid activist, notoriously killed by a parcel bomb delivered to her in Mozambique. As an active member of the South African Communist Party, she later joined the African National Congress in its quest to overthrow the government.

Elias Motsoaledi (1924 –1994)
After spending 26 years on Robben Island alongside the likes of Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, he received the Isitwalandwe Medal in 1992. His life long struggle came to an end when he passed away on the same day Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President.

Paul Kruger (1825 – 1904)
Affectionately known as "Oom Paul", who was the face of Boer resistance during the Second Boer War. Leading the field against British rule, he quickly found allies in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Spain. His legacy includes the Kruger House Museum, the Krugerrand Coin and a anti-British Nazi propaganda film called Ohm Krüger to name but a few.

Dingaan (1795 – 1840)
Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu, or Dingaan, is known throughout history as the king responsible for the fall of the Zulu Kingdom. He led his Kingdom on a downward spiral from the moment he assassinated Shaka to assume the throne. After betraying Piet Retief and his party of Voortrekkers at the Weenen Massacre, he ordered his army to slaughter at the Battle of Blood River.

Jan van Riebeeck (1619 - 1677)
In 1651, he volunteered to undertake command of the initial Dutch settlement in the future of South Africa. He landed 3 ships on the coast of Cape Town, named Dromedaris, Reijer and Goede Hoop, after which he then commenced the building of Cape Town.

Cecil John Rhodes (1853 - 1902)
An English imperialist, financier and mining magnet who took control of the rival diamond interests of Barnie Barnato, with whom he eventually partnered with in 1888 to form De Beers Consolidated Mines.

Bartolomeu Dias (1450 - 1500)
Bartholomeu Dias was a Portuguese sea captain and explorer. His pursuit of sailing around Africa helped establish travel between Europe and Asia.

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