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Docks’ history by boat V&A

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:10 am


Enjoy learning about the harbour, past and present, with author, educationist and maritime historian, Brian Ingpen. Being on the water in a small boat, chartered exclusively for this tour, is so enjoyable and gives a new perspective on Cape Town.

Brian has loved visiting the Waterfront since he was a child living in Pinelands. He is now a retired teacher and writer of theweekly shipping column in the Cape Times.

He knows the harbour like the back of his hand and shares generously his knowledge and views about the docks and their future.

You may remember Brian’s wonderful shipping Culture Connects, first at the Mount Nelson and then during Covid, on Zoom. Since then he has published a beautifully designed ninth book, Cape Town’s Dockland. He will sign copies for us to buy. He is offering us a discounted rate of R560. This is the third boat tour for us – back by popular demand, including by Culture  Connectors wanting to repeat it.

Arrive by 9h30 to board and ‘leave at 9h45 for an hour on the Southern Cross boat I’m hiring exclusively for this Culture Connect SA.

Meet at Waterfront Charters:

Shop 5 on Quay 5 (next to Sevruga)

V & A Waterfront, Cape Town 8002

Finish by 11h15 with an option to join us for a coffee two minutes walk away, or early lunch at Mythos, Victoria Wharf.

R375 early bird payment pre-Wednesday (R550 otherwise); please note this is shorter than other Culture Connect tours – 1.5 hours. It includes Brian’s visual summary of the development of the docks.

To book: kate@cultureconnectsa.com

WhatsApp/phone +27 72 377 8014



March 9
9:30 am - 11:10 am
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V&A Waterfront