Discover the history of Simon’s Town with social historian and author Joline Young. She explains how it was initially Khoi and San land that was subsequently shaped by colonisation, slavery, war, and Apartheid. She touches on Simon van der Stel, who set up Simon’s Town for winter anchorage for the Dutch East India Company, and reveals little-known stories of the families affected by social injustice, particularly the Group Areas Act during Apartheid.
Highlights of the tour of this quaint seaside town include the private family heritage museum, Amlay House and the former, hidden away ‘Malay Quarter’.
Booking must be made with Kate Crane Briggs (details below).
Venue: Start opposite Admiralty House, St Georges Street | Finish at Amlay House, King George Way, Simon’s Town
Time: 10am to 1pm
Cost: R250 (before 14 Feb) | R350 thereafter