Apartheid Sites

If you’re looking to explore the key historical sites of the South African Apartheid and want to find places relevant to Apartheid history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

Once you’ve explored the list of  Apartheid sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Apartheid sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other South African Apartheid sites, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

South African Apartheid: Site Index

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Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg tells the story of South Africa’s apartheid regime and how it eventually fell.

The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg chronicles the history of apartheid in South Africa and the struggle for human rights which ended this regime of racial segregation. From 1948, when the National Party came to power, until 1994 South Africa had a series of racially discriminatory laws which oppressed certain races, particularly... Read More

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District Six

District Six was a thriving multicultural area in Cape Town, South Africa until it was destroyed by apartheid.

District Six, named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867, was a lively, multicultural district made up of artisans, freed slaves, merchants and labourers. However, following the Group Areas Act of 1950, District Six was declared a white area in 1960 and the government forcibly removed 60,000 of... Read More

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District Six Museum

The District Six Museum is dedicated to the history of District Six, an area destroyed during the Apartheid.

The District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa is a museum which serves as an apt memorial to and celebration of District Six, immersing visitors in the lives of its previous inhabitants. District Six was a thriving community destroyed during the Apartheid. For more information, see the District Six entry.... Read More

Mvezo

Mvezo was the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.

Mvezo in South Africa’s Eastern Cape was the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and is now an open air museum which forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum.... Read More

Qunu

Qunu was the childhood home of South African leader Nelson Mandela and is part of the Nelson Mandela Museum.

Qunu in South Africa’s Eastern Cape was the place where Nelson Mandela spent much of his childhood. Today, it forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum.... Read More

Robben Island

Robben Island was the prison in which Nelson Mandela was held under South Africa’s apartheid regime.

Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa was a notorious prison, best known for its internment of political prisoners during South African apartheid. Its most famous prisoner - prisoner 466/64 - was Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who would later become the country’s president. Robben Island was... Read More

The Nelson Mandela Museum

The Nelson Mandela Museum tells the story of one of South Africa’s most iconic leaders.

The Nelson Mandela Museum at the Bhunga Building chronicles the life of South Africa’s iconic former president and his struggle for democracy and the end of the apartheid regime. Nelson Mandela was the leader of South Africa’s ant-apartheid movement who was imprisoned by the government for 27 years on charges of... Read More