Chris Hannival

Cape Town Historian Extraordinaire

WHO IS Chris Hannival ?

Chris was born and brought up in the area formally known as District Six, a part of central Cape Town that developed into a large racially-mixed and creatively prolific community in the first half of the 20th century. It was razed by the apartheid-era government starting in the late 1960s to make way for whites-only suburbs. The project was a complete failure and to this day, the area is still being rebuilt, with houses slowly being reallocated to the original inhabitants.


Chris is a self-made man having built his own guiding and transport business from scratch in 2003 into whole fleet of cars and guides that he now operates. He’s a mine of information on the history and current politics of South Africa and offers a very different view from the conventional colonial and European perspective.


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