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.

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District Six

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

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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.


Mvezo was the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.


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

Robben Island

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

The Nelson Mandela Museum

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