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18 Gangster Museum

Dullar Omar Street | Mandela Park, Khayelitsha 7784, South Africa
+27 21 821 7864
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18 Gangster Museum provide fully guided tour through the museum.You got an opportunity to spend time with ex-prisoners on the replica prison cell.You got to understand the history of South Africa gangs and township lifestyle at large.Pop In !!
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Dullar Omar Street | Mandela Park, Khayelitsha 7784, South Africa
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"great initiative"
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"interesting experience"
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"hour tour"
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"south africa"
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"cape town"
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"table mountain"
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"stories"
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"entrepreneur"
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"francs"
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"township"
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"culture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting a township is something lots of people avoid but a trip to this museum is something everybody should do. Khayelitsha is a large township close to Cape Town. The aim of this museum is to not just bring much needed revenue to the community...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although rather small the museum is operated by amazingly creative and inspiring young residents from Khayelitsha. The story they tell, their involvement and their openness made this visit one of the most interesting experience I had in South Africa.

Thank Hervé R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our tour of Khayelitsha. Siya and Wandi were terrific guides who shared their deep knowledge of and love for their community. Highlights included a stop at a great coffee shop, tour of the 18 Gangster Museum, and lunch at Rands. If you want...More

Thank Kim5862
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a tour with a group of university students and another couple - 12 in total. FANTASTIC learning experience. Highly recommend it, especially to people who want to witness an effective social business in action.

Thank Tammy H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the 3 hour tour through Khayelitsha and we ended up spending the whole evening in a fun restaurant. The tour is something very special, planned with care and love. The tour guides have a welcoming openness towards their visitors and incredible knowledge...More

Thank Lea M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The museum may not be large but very worthwhile. The stories of the persons and the message are impressive as it shows difficult aspects of life.

Thank Arnaud B
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wara787, Owner at 18 Gangster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Arnaud Thank you for visiting 18 Gangster Museum ,We really appreciate your support .Thank for your review.Have a safe time in South Africa.Enjoy

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is a living museum, without spoiling, I can say I had some 'Didn't see that one coming' experiences. The authenticity of the message and the people touches! A great initiative an a great example of a social entreprise! Good luck guys!!

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Sibulelo D, Owner at 18 Gangster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi Erik Thank you for your support. We really appreciate your time visiting us.hope you will enjoy your stay in South Africa Regards 18 Gangster Team

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Wandile and the two Siya's tell the story and history of gangsterism in South Africa and the Cape Flats in particular. While the museum may be small and located in a converted shipping container, these three people and the story they tell makes a huge...More

1  Thank Jens H
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the 18 Gangster Museum this week as a group of post graduate students working in Khayelitsha. This is an amazing initiative, and we were all so moved by the experience. I wish the team there all the best and I know this museum...More

1  Thank cupkateski
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wara787, Owner at 18 Gangster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Good day !! Thank you for visiting 18 Gangster Museum ,As the team of the museum we really appreciate your support and it continues in making change in our brothers and sister,widely in our community.Thank you Regards 18 Gangster Museum Team

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

18GM is a living museum presenting and teaching (local schools) about the detrimental effects of gangsterism in Cape Town's townships. It also includes powerful and deeply moving testimonials by former prison inmates about their trajectories. The effort is led by a smart and caring leadership...More

1  Thank Jonas H
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wara787, Manager at 18 Gangster Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi Jonas Thank you for visiting 18 Gangster Museum ,As the team of the museum we really appreciate your support and it continues in making change in our brothers and sister,widely in our community.Thank you Regards 18 Gangster Museum Team

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