How to travel Cape Town like Prince Harry and Meghan
Cape Town Tourism has put together a short list of some of the gems the Sussexes got to enjoy in Cape Town, the first stop in their 10-day tour of Africa.
Nyanga and Monwabisi Beach
‘The Flats’, as known by locals, consist of township areas such as Bishop Lavis, Hanover Park, Langa, Khayelitsha, Manenberg and Nyanga which the Duke and Duchess visited on their first day in Cape Town.
For those interested in checking out this part of the city, the Cape Town Tourism website has information on its recently launched Khayelitsha Curated Routes initiative which takes a new immersive approach to cultural tourism, looking to showcase all that Cape Town’s largest township has to offer.
District Six Museum
District Six, once a vibrant mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants, is rich in history. A place to visit is the District Six Museum, which Meghan and Harry visited. The museum offers displays and relics of what life was like.
In the 18th century, the Dutch brought slaves to the Cape from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and the Indonesian Archipelago. These individuals and their descendants largely built the city and, once freed, many settled in the Bo-Kaap.
It may be one of the most photographed areas of the Mother City, but the brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets aren’t the only reasons to visit the Bo-Kaap. This part of Cape Town is packed full of history and culture which explains why Harry and Meghan spent their Heritage Day here. Construction on the Auwal Mosque, which was a key stop for Harry and Meghan in the Bo-Kaap, began in 1794, making it the oldest mosque in South Africa.
The Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) was honoured to host HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at its Woodstock Bandwidth Barn this week.
Together with the UK-SA Tech Hub, the Bandwidth Barn hosted a roundtable with the Duchess and a group of female entrepreneurs who are all building and driving entrepreneurial ecosystems in South Africa. ‘Ladies who Launch’ aims to ignite opportunity through network building between aspiring and, inspiring women entrepreneurs as successful female role models.
The round table discussion with the Duchess and the ‘Duchess 12’, as the group of women entrepreneurs have called themselves, was a great opportunity for the Duchess to generously share advice based on her own experiences. She engaged with the group about women as positive role models and disrupting gender stereotypes.
CiTi CEO, Ian Merrington, shared: “Empowering female entrepreneurs, especially within a digitally driven economy, is core to CiTi’s mission of building a future fit inclusive society. We were delighted to host the Duchess and to further build our opportunities for innovation collaboration with the UK.”