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Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007
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A must to learn about what you're seeing

Cape Town CBD is small and doesn't have that many sights. So doing a walking tour is the only way... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong
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A Must-Do in Cape Town

I did three of the four walking tours (Bo-Kaap, Apartheid, and Historic City tours) and each was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leigh-Ana R
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Join one of our seven daily free tours that run from Green Market Square on the Corner of Burg Street and Shortmarket Street. The Free tours run 365 days a year - no booking needed. We will be there. Look out for the umbrellas. Free tour number one:HISTORIC TOUR at 8:50a.m, 11 am and 2p.m: A one and a half hour tour around the centre of Cape Town with tales of iconic leadership and peaceful revolutions but also with spoiled squirrels, a 360 year old fruity guy and a very depressed lion. Free tour number two: BO KAAP TOUR at 11a.m,2 pm and 4:20p.m: A one and a half hour tour around the beautiful Bo-Kaap where you get to see the colourful houses, smell the spices of the East, hear the mosques calling for prayer and let the Cape Malay food tempt your taste buds. We might even show you some hidden away places to get a local beer. Free tour number three: DISTRICT SIX TOUR at 4:20 p.m: A one a half tour around the neighbourhood of District Six,a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town that was built by a number of different nations who were forcibly removed from the area in the 1970s during Apartheid regime. We will be taking you around the corners of the city to get a taste of how people lived and you will also get some very interesting recommendations about what to do and to eat around the area. We look forward to seeing you! :)
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Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cape Town CBD is small and doesn't have that many sights. So doing a walking tour is the only way to learn about what you're seeing. We arrived in Cape Town and walked around for 2 hours before the tour. We were not impressed by...More

Thank elaineyl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did three of the four walking tours (Bo-Kaap, Apartheid, and Historic City tours) and each was uniquely fabulous. The tour guides were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and I got to know the city much more intimately than if I just walked around myself. It's...More

Thank Leigh-Ana R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the Apartheid to Freedom tour. I learned so much about Apartheid and the current social challenges South Africa is facing. Our guide kept the group moving at a good pace and was able to elaborate on topics upon request. I wish we had...More

Thank lurasf
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great activity to do if you are at a loss for a few hours. We did the Cape Town history tour which was interesting, although everything was an overview so don't expect lots of details. While they are called "free" they aren't...More

Thank leisurelymonkey
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Apartheid to Freedom Tour was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You see so much more when walking and learn so much more when you have an experienced tour guide leading the way. Matthew was friendly, knowledgeable and an excellent people herder....More

Thank NiKieTa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did the Apartheid to Freedom tour last week with Pete. It was really informative and really gave me a great insight into South African history on the whole, not just the apartheid period. Pete is a great guide; he is friendly, knowledgeable and included...More

Thank walkerc87
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did two tours today: Apartheid to Freedom tour and Waterfront tour. Both were great! Firstly, we had Jannet for the Apartheid to Freedom tour. She was fabulous, had a great pace for delivery and the tour content was very informative and interesting. Teenage son...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did 2 walking tours with Pete (historical tour and the aperthide tour) both tours were very informative. He even told us personal experiences linked to events that he was discussing. He was also ready to answer our questions. Thanks for a lovely time

Thank Beverley A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the historical walking tour. Our guide was funny, informative and interesting. I really learned a lot about the history from walking around the central part of the city. I think this is the perfect way to orient yourself to this city and ask...More

Thank IanLuo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free walking tours are fabulous! My daughter and I went on the Apartheid Walking Tour with Janet. She shared great information with the group and it was obvious that she was passionate. Thank you.

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June 29, 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
March 25, 2017|
Response from BeaK486 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, where is Costantia??
February 5, 2017|
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Response from CTFreeWalkingTours | Property representative |
Hi all. Thanks for input:) Tours every day at 11, 2 and 4.20. All tours 90 minutes. See which tours leave at what time on nielsentours,co,za