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Simon's Town Tour: Slavery and Silenced Voices

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About the Tour
3 hours
Cape Town
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  • Uncover another side of South Africa's history, from the slave trade to topography
  • Led by a local historian
  • Simon's Town Heritage Museum and Simon's Town old Malay Quarter
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3 Reviews (4.73)

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As professional historians, who have done a lot of different historical walking tours before, this was simply the best we've ever experienced. Based on original archival research and extensive oral history work, Joline is able to present information and narratives that simply aren't available in published histories (yet!). I cannot recommend taking this tour highly enough. You will gain a unique perspective of life in Simon's Town and the Cape, and it's an unforgettable experience.
We have done many Context Tours. Your question as to whether I would recommend Context is not logical since we just brought 5 guests to this tour. We have clearly already recommended you. All of us were glad to have done this tour.
Joline had to overcome our being delayed and, one of our group of 3 had to return to Cape Town, ill. She was most accommodating, very cordial and clearly very knowledgeable. She also tried to put 100 lbs of cement into a 10 lb. bag. Too much information given our circumstances. That said, she is remarkably well informed and totally pleasing and accommodating. If anything, too much detail and not enough story-telling.