Apartheid to this day lingers in the mind’s of the South African people, as there are still traces of this moment in history in the locals.
Our Personal Tour
I believe that experiences should be personal. You and your circle will have the opportunity to experience the story of Apartheid from those affected first hand while being transported in your own personal vehicle. Your personal guide will take you through the events of Apartheid and you will learn from those affected directly and we will have a look at where Nelson Mandela spend numerous of years behind bars on Robben Island.
Apartheid is an Afrikaans word which means separateness, and that is exactly what took place. Different races were separated according to their skin color and placed into settlements. The white minority were considered superior. Anyone perceived as ‘non-white’ were allowed to make use of designated areas. These individuals were excluded from ‘whites only’ locations which were indicated by a sign. When it came to voting, it was a white privilege to vote.
Voting rights were denied to Coloureds in the same way that they were denied to Blacks from 1950 to 1983.
Apartheid is a story with twists and turns throughout, It was a tragic time in the South African history and to this day, the aftermath is seen across the nation. Apartheid ended in 1994 and South Africa has turned over a new page and as you will see, the rainbow nation is alive and well. Nelson Mandela had the biggest influence on the outcome of Apartheid and its demise.
Nelson Mandela’s Footsteps
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
Nelson Mandela spent nearly seven decades of his life in the struggle against white minority rule and for a free and democratic non-racial society.
On 12 June 1964,Nelson Mandela was accused of treason and sentenced to life in prison. On 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison after more than 27 years behind bars. He continued to call for peace throughout violent protests and crowd gatherings.
One of the most iconic moments in history was the Mandela’s first vote casted in 1994 and the iconic moment when he presented the trophy to the Springbok captain, Francios Pienaar in 1995 when the Springboks won the World Cup.
Mandela retired from active political life in June 1999 after his first term of office as president. He received the World Methodist Peace Award in 2000 and many others till his death in 2013.
Nelson Mandela has been proclaimed as the father of the new nation, he dedicated his life to correcting the wrong of the past and his legacy lives on to this day.
His message of peace and unification lives on and has made a significant impact on each South African.
Warren day tours takes you on an emotional journey through apartheid and you and your circle encounter first hand the stories from ex-prisoners and local township folks that paints you a picture that you have never seen before.