District Six’s cobblestone roads, community homes and stalls are explored in this Coffee and History tour of the town. The town’s rich history involving freed slaves, immigration and the Apartheid regime is discussed while engaging with the Cape’s coffee culture in a barista workshop, roastery tour and coffee tasting from a popular cafe in the district.
District Six serves as the location of this tour due to its painful yet important history. The town was established by merchants, artisans, freed slaves, immigrants and labourers who were forcibly removed in favour of white occupants. The town was abandoned, and guests can see what remains and how its slow redevelopment is progressing with quirky cafes and shops. Guests grab a cup of coffee from a coffee shop known for its steampunk outfits and industrial theme and a fun, hands-on, mini barista workshop begins, where the origin of coffee and distinct tastes are discovered.
The tour ends with a local taxi ride back to the city centre. The experience lasts 3 hours and museum entry fees and snacks are included.