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Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Motherland Coffee Company, Mandela Rhodes Place, St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Great Bo Kaap tour

We went on an excellent walking tour with a great guide. Highly recommend it. Learned alot about... read more

Reviewed today
Gróa Rán B
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Reykjavik, Iceland
via mobile
Bo Kaap by a local - AMAZING

I took the Bo Kaap tour with KEN. This guy was a great guide. Explained very well, loud and clear... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marilia H
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State of Sao Paulo
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Free Cape Town Walking Tour! 11am, 2pm &16:20 EVERY DAY from Motherland Coffee Company in Mandela Rhodes Place (St Georges Mall close to St Georges Cathedral). At 11 you can join our historical tour, our Apartheid to Freedom Tour or our NEW Jewelry...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Motherland Coffee Company, Mandela Rhodes Place, St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went on an excellent walking tour with a great guide. Highly recommend it. Learned alot about the community in Bo Kaap.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took the Bo Kaap tour with KEN. This guy was a great guide. Explained very well, loud and clear all the history and not only facts but some personal experience growing up in South Africa. He isvery friendly and even throws some light jokes...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This guided walk is certainly worthwhile early in your stay in Cape Town to give some historic perspective of the city. Our guide Anita was wonderful. Friendly, knowledgeable and went out of her way to make it a great experience. I would suggest doing the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Upon the start of the tour, Ken proved to be a knowledgeable guide of the Bo-Kaap's rich history. It was truly enlightening for me, a local, to discover even more of Cape Town's incredible history. I defintely recommend this tour for anyone interested in the...More

Thank David D H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the tickets on Friday evening for a Saturday 4:20pm tour. Promptly got an email with directions where to meet. Went to the Exact location 20 min before time on the day of the tour. Stood around and nobody showed up. Then called the...More

Thank kasu19
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CTFreeWalkingTours, Owner at Cape Town Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Kasu19 Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate all feedback since it is our mission to improve on our service delivery all the time. Your reaction above is understandable given your experience but I hope you will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, he shared plenty of personal stories which is exactly what I was hoping for, highly recommended!

1  Thank Pierre P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High energy, highly entertaining! I enjoyed tidbits like how slaves were named based on what month of the year they arrived—an exhibit at the Slave Lodge. Also good to walk briskly!

1  Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. We learned a lot about the history, society and culture of Bo-Kaap. Our guide was super friendly! I can definitely recommend this tour! We got also lots of tips about other activities that we can do in Cape Town. Great job...More

1  Thank Paulina P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sheldon Peinke took us on an amazing guided walking tour around the Bo Kaap r Gino of Cape Town. His knowledge and information was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended, however give yourself time to circle back to your bus location (we...More

1  Thank JHenderson23
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got the privilege of experiencing the Historic and BoKaap tours, both with Matt. What an informative and lovely experience it was. I would advise anyone who finds themselves with free time in the city, to take up this gem of a privilege. It is...More

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dbfact2
23 April 2018|
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Response from IndianTiger9 | Reviewed this property |
Tours are about 2 to 2 1/2 hours long. You can just turn up on the day and put your name down 30 minutes or so beforehand.
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Heba M
25 September 2017|
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Response from Nifa9 | Reviewed this property |
100 rand is a great tip and very worth every bit.
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helana
29 June 2017|
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Response from marthag | Reviewed this property |
We gave about 300 rand for the two of us. I think that's fair for two hours
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