Alexandra Township History

Tourists come back from their stay in South Africa with images of beautiful virgin beaches from the coast and amazing wild animals from the bush. These natural wonders are a fantastic part of our great country but are not all we have to offer. We should not forget that our “Rainbow Nation” has a history, one which many tourists do not truly discover during their visits to our shores, yet one that has had such a significant impact on the way we live today.

We therefore offer the possibility to visit Alexandra Township, to learn about its great history including the story of Apartheid of course, but also to learn about the Alexandra of today, shown through the eyes of young South Africans that live within her walls. Let us not forget the famous people that have lived in Alexandra: Nelson Mandela, Samora Machel, Hugh Masekela and Irvin Khosa among others!

Check out these interesting links below to learn more:

http://www.alexandra.co.za/01_about/history.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra

http://www.alexandra.co.za/

http://www.southafrica.info/about/history/alexandra-history.htm