We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007
Review Highlights
Good way to learn a bit about the city

At an hour and a half, it is shorter than the average free walking tours we usually do in other... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lena P
Copenhagen, Denmark

I went to all 3 tours with Charlie as my guide. They were all very informative and well worth doing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard H
via mobile
Read all 903 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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! :)
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“historic tour” (69 reviews)
“bo kaap” (257 reviews)
“great tour” (64 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007

Similar Things to Do in Cape Town Central

Write a Review
Reviews (903)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 777 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

At an hour and a half, it is shorter than the average free walking tours we usually do in other major cities. It was a good to hear a bit about the city's interesting history.

Thank Lena P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to all 3 tours with Charlie as my guide. They were all very informative and well worth doing for anyone visiting Cape Town

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on three of the walking tours during our visit to Cape Town and we thoroughly enjoyed each one. Great to find out the history of places that you visit. The guides are very engaging I highly recommend these tours

Thank marthag
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the free walking tour today throughout Cape Town. I went on all 3 tours, Historic, Apartheid, and Bo Kaap with Peter. It was well worth it and I learned so much about Cape Town, the people, history, food and eating places, culture,...More

Thank fredd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did both the Bo-Kapp and Walk to Freedom Tours. Both were really interesting and informative. The guides were friendly and created a positive and interesting vibe on the tours. Definitely a great way to kill a few hours in Cape Town!

Thank Elyse D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the APARTHEID TO FREEDOM TOUR and V&W waterfront free walking tours and it was fantastic.Ken who guided us in the Apartheid tour is extremely knowledgeable, provides all the important historical events with many small interesting additions. the waterfront was also most interesting. Unfortunately...More

Thank Shlo73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had 2 very different experiences with the free walking tours and am sharing my honest opinion: (1) Historic Walk: Manny seemed very nice and I enjoyed the historical facts shared during the walk and visiting the different sites. However, right at the beginning, I...More

Thank Maya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did 2 tours with them - the historic tour and the Bo-Kaap tour. Both tours were amazing, especially since the guides were fun, passionate and Cape town natives who added a lot of exciting info and personal experiences to the narrative. Highly recommended for...More

Thank Ishwari T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had always known a trip to Bokaap was going to be part of my Cape town holiday. But I really had no idea How to go about that till I came across this tour group via Trip advisor. Thank God I chose to do...More

Thank Eyerene I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the district 6 walking tour and really enjoyed the historical and story elements, albeit quite sad. The guide was fantastic and very engaging with the group of around 15-20 people. The history of district 6 is very interesting but there actually isn't all...More

Thank Scott G
Nearby Restaurants
Fork Restaurant
1,532 reviews
.17 km away
madam taitou
99 reviews
.16 km away
Doppio Zero Cape Town CBD
348 reviews
.14 km away
The Food Lover's Market
76 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Greenmarket Square
931 reviews
.09 km away
St Georges Mall
64 reviews
.00 km away
Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House
5 reviews
.13 km away
Baz Bus - Day Tours
1,145 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the best way to get there from Costantia?
March 25, 2017|
Response from BeaK486 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, where is Costantia??
What times do the tours start?
February 5, 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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
where do we meet up and at what time?
February 5, 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Nas'r S | Reviewed this property |
Tours are 365 days a year Historic Tour from Green Market Square – 11am 4:20pm Bo-Kaap Tour from Green Market Square – 2pm 4.20pm District Six Tour from Green Market Square – 11am 2pm V&A Waterfront Tour from City... More