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Walking Tours

Our Walking Tours are R500,00 per person
per tour

duration  90 to 120 minutes

These are the topics and subjects that we present to the visitors on our various walking tours:

  • Places of interest
  • Khoikhoi history (indigenous people of the Cape)
  • Slave history
  • Buildings
  • Architecture
  • Statues
  • Streets
  • Works of art
  • Ruins
  • Artefacts
  • Plants and flowers
  • People
  • Cultural heritage
  • Public squares and open spaces
  • Apartheid
  • Churches
  • National monuments
  • Sites of significance
  • Memorials and more
  • Each tour is between 90 and 120 minutes in total

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Historical Walking Tour
of Cape Town

Join us for a historical overview of Cape Town.
Learn about the indigenous Khoikhoi people and their lifestyle prior to colonisation.

We’ll touch on how and why the Cape of Good Hope came about. Going on to be the first Europeans to reach our shores. From the Portuguese to the first and second Dutch periods, to the first and second British periods, to the Apartheid era, and finally the New South Africa.

You’ll get to learn and see how the naturally available rock was used in the construction of buildings and other features.

Since Cape Town was the first place in Southern Africa to be developed into a city, most of the old buildings were the first of it’s kind in the African Sub continent.  Like the first, Government, hospital, church, police station, fire station, banks, cathedral, jail and many more other buildings.
We touch on the Flower Market and how it came about.
Visit the ruins of the oldest structure that was built by Europeans in Southern Africa.
See artifacts that were unearthed during the construction of modern buildings, and how first world influences can be seen in the architecture of structures and buildings as well.
The British influence is quite apparent in the streets, and even see where Queen Elizabeth II of England celebrated her 21st birthday.
The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building, here guests will get a sense of how life in the settlement of the Cape was almost 400 years ago.

The tour finishes at Greenmarket Square where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.

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Bo-Kaap Walking Tour

The Bo-Kaap Walking Tour is one of those bucket list must do’s when visiting Cape Town.
This area is a photographer’s paradise where one can admire the friendly locals casually going about their daily routines.

You’ll learn about this interesting place full of cultural heritage.
The tour takes us into a largely Muslim quarter of the city, which also happens to be the oldest residential area in Southern Africa.

Guests will have a chance to experience the area by using one’s 5 senses:

  1. See the colorful houses;
  2. Smell the aromas of the spices and the home cooking; 
  3. Feel the peaceful yet vibrant community lifestyle;
  4. Hear  the sounds of the call to prayer from the various Mosques in the suburb, or the bang of the Noon Gun on Signal Hill above, or you made be fortunate enough to hear a fish horn echoing in the distance;
  5. Taste the Cape Malay cuisine which originates from the Bo-Kaap.

We’ll visit places of worship including the oldest Mosque in Southern Africa.  Get to know how slaves introduced Islam to the Cape and how stories of their suffering and hardship can be told by the locals who are largely descendants of these unfortunate people.
The area is rich in culture from Africa; the southeast Asian islands of the Indian Ocean as well as from Europe and the Middle East.

 

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Oppression and Apartheid
to Liberation

Join us for a walk to learn about the details that certain sectors would rather not have on record in our history books.


Please note:-
the last part of this tour, the part where we enter the exhibition, is not available on a Sunday or Public Holiday since that building is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Oppression in Southern Africa commenced when the very first seafarers arrived at our shores, as early as the year 1487.
This involved the onslaught inflicted towards the indigenous people of Southern Africa, the Khoikhoi, from the outset.
The dark side of the Cape Colony, has to be the system of slavery.
Later on, the Bantu people who migrated from Central Africa and settled along the eastern section of Southern Africa, suffered a unique and harsh kind of oppression and abuse.
After the policy of apartheid was officially introduced, South Africa experienced a very troublesome era in it’s history with the systematic segregation and separateness.
As a result, there was resistance that included the armed struggle, terrorism, smuggling, boycotts, sanctions and people going into exile.

You’ll have an opportunity learn more about how these practices impacted the mixed race people of this region.
The influence of leaders like Nelson Mandela was able to achieve the birth of the New South Africa whereby freedom for all is possible.  As a result, the country could open up to the world and this includes welcoming millions of visitors to our beautiful city year after year.

We are ready to welcome you!
*Child friendly*

 

 

Kirstenbosch Gardens
Walking Tour

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder situated adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park.
Here, evidence was found to support the fact that the area was inhabited by Stone Age man more than 2000 years before Europeans first discovered this land.
When the Dutch East India Company formed a refreshment station at the Cape, this land became protected to secure the existing forest for its valuable timber.

Many indigenous plants and trees can be found here. The general term for the naturally occurring plant life is called fynbos (fine bush).
The Fynbos biome consists of four plant families:
The walking tour will include many hidden gems that one can only enjoy and appreciate with a knowledgeable Tourist Guide.

(This tour does require one to pay an entrance fee at the gardens)

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V+A Waterfront
Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where we touch on the old as well as the new installations of this, the biggest tourist attraction on the African continent.

From the history of the Khoikhoi, to Table Mountain, Table Bay, the working Victoria and Alfred harbours  as well as the large Duncan Duncan dock, you’ll get a sense of how important the port with it’s marine connections have played a huge part in the development of Cape Town, to what it is today.

We’ll show you what there is to “must do”, as well as good restaurants and child friendly attractions too.

The tour finishes near the amphitheater where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.

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Robben Island untold
Walking Tour

Your guide will take you back in time and talk about how Robben Island was named, to how the island has played and important part of the history and the development of the Cape of Good Hope.

A family member of the guide is actually a surviving Political Prisoner from the apartheid era. He served many years on the island, his jail cell being  right next door to Nelson Mandela’s.

There a many different reasons why visitors have an interest in Robben Island, and your guide will detail these for you.

This tour is a “must do” for anyone who wishes to take the trip across Table Bay for a visit to the island. You will have a good background to start off with, including a better understanding of the experience.

It is also a good way to learn about Robben Island, if for instance, the weather is too bad for the passage or the trip is out of commission for whatever reason.

The tour finishes back in the heart of the V+A Waterfront where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.

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Castle of Good Hope
Walking Tour


You will have a chance to enjoy a memorable experience by visiting old jail cells, a swimming pool, guard houses, canons, old games from the period of the 1st Dutch occupation, Cape Malay museum, Torture Chamber, Nelson Mandela diaries and letters, audio-visual displays, the history of the “Armed Struggle”, apartheid, uprisings and much more.

This is a very good educational travel through time.

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