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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Lessons from Apartheid

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 288 reviews.Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Richard (Ricky)

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get an intimate look into the history of apartheid in South Africa through this online history experience. Born and raised in District 6, I have a unique perspective on this period of history and I'll weave those stories into this experience.

Using digital photographs, I’ll virtually take you to explore Cape Town's attractions, heritage sites and architectural wonders. We'll discuss their significance and the roles these sites have played in shaping the city’s history. We'll discuss District 6, where forced removals decimated the area to pave the way for gentrification. You will hear stories of racial segregation, discrimination and the marginalization of the most vulnerable and how the Apartheid system left its mark on the people and this city.

Given this backdrop, I will also share with you how the human spirit can triumph against all odds!

But most of all, I want to focus on finding our common humanity as opposed to our differences. Come on this journey with me!
Get an intimate look into the history of apartheid in South Africa through this online history experience. Born and raised in District 6, I have a unique perspective on this period of history and I'll weave those stories into this experience.

Using digital photographs, I’ll virtually take you to explore Cape Town's attractions, heritage sites and architectural wonders. We'll discuss their significance and the roles these sites have pla…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Richard (Ricky) can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at €10.

What to bring

  • Your home #StayHome
  • All of your questions
  • A stable internet connection
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Fri, 30 Oct
05:30 - 06:30 (EDT)
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Fri, 30 Oct
11:30 - 12:30 (EDT)
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Sat, 14 Nov
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
€10 per person
€10 per person

Meet your host, Richard (Ricky)

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 288 Reviews
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Born and raised in District 6, I have first-hand experience of South Africa's Apartheid past which has informed a career spanning over three decades. As a counselor, activist, and a consultant in development, I have worked in disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape and in the rural areas of the Northern Cape. Now as a qualified guide, I teach visitors from all over the globe about the realities of Cape Town. I am able to connect people across social and political divides in their common humanity. I will bring the past to life in vibrant detail that celebrates human resilience and hope! Come on this journey with me!
Born and raised in District 6, I have first-hand experience of South Africa's Apartheid past which has informed a career spanning over three decades. As a counselor, activist, and a consultant in development, I have worked in disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape and in the rural areas of the Northern Cape. Now as a qualified guide, I teach visitors from all over the globe about the realities of Cape Town. I am able to connect people across social and political divides in their common hu…
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Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 288 reviews.

Rissa
September 2020
This experience is exactly the kind of thing that I travel for: Insights into another culture through human connection. Ricky skillfully and generously shares the story of apartheid through the lens of his own life story. It is not only educational but inspiring and eye-opening. If you're curious about this subject, don't hesitate, just book it.
This experience is exactly the kind of thing that I travel for: Insights into another culture through human connection. Ricky skillfully and generously shares the story of aparthei…
Eddie
September 2020
Some in our group were not initially excited about the topic, but they are now. Richard had great insight, shared wonderful personal experience and was sensitive to his audience. Highly recommend this adventure.
Rashmi
September 2020
Any tour of South Africa leaves one feeling awed by its beauty, moved by its history, and humbled by the resilience of its people. Richard’s tour was especially moving because of his personal experiences, and the noble work he is doing for his fellow citizens. We felt honored to have met him on this virtual tour.
Any tour of South Africa leaves one feeling awed by its beauty, moved by its history, and humbled by the resilience of its people. Richard’s tour was especially moving because of h…
Nicholas
September 2020
Ricky gave a good overview of the historical timeline of Apartheid, his personal account of living in District 6 and the current situation in South Africa today. He shared on the Coon Minstrels festival which I found interesting. Ricky does good work helping others especially those who are homeless and has become an advocate, such as conducting social justice workshops because he knows what it’s like to be rejected and disadvantaged. Do support him! Great work Ricky. Inspired by you! Thanks for the wonderful time getting to know you. God bless and hope to meet you one day!
Ricky gave a good overview of the historical timeline of Apartheid, his personal account of living in District 6 and the current situation in South Africa today. He shared on the C…
Clementina
September 2020
Richard's experience is an absolute must for all of humanity! I cannot put into words the knowledge and insight I walked away with after this online experience. If you're considering this experience, give it a go as you will learn so much and no regret it.
Richard's experience is an absolute must for all of humanity! I cannot put into words the knowledge and insight I walked away with after this online experience. If you're consideri…
Adam
September 2020
Great perspective on the history of South Africa. Richard gave me an unflinching look into the horrors of South Africa's history and how that has affected him personally. He also painted a vivid picture for how he is helping to heal the wounds.
Great perspective on the history of South Africa. Richard gave me an unflinching look into the horrors of South Africa's history and how that has affected him personally. He also…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

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