The history is remarkable and moving
Cape Town has a long, important and sombre history. The Khoi-San who lived undisturbed across the southern reaches of the continent for hundreds of years were devastated by arriving colonialists. The arriving settlers brought changes to the face of Cape Town, some of which are still visible in various buildings and monuments. The same is true for the country’s apartheid years, and with the likes of Robben Island, Bo-Kaap and District 6, among many other important sites, it’s a moving place from which to start an exploration into the country’s history.