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Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007
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Ken was wonderful!

Ken the tour guide was wonderfully engaging and offered a deep, thorough, and interactive insight... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Daniel W
via mobile
Exploring the city

We did two free walking tours and enjoyed them very much. Our guide was Ken who is a native and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ken the tour guide was wonderfully engaging and offered a deep, thorough, and interactive insight into the history of Capetown and it’s Apartheid past. Explanations were concise and recommendations for food and drink around town were great. Thanks Ken!

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did two free walking tours and enjoyed them very much. Our guide was Ken who is a native and knows a lot. Besides general info about the city we got his personal view about the history of Cape Town, culture and citizens. As these...More

Thank Eva_1100
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our Guide (Gervais?) Was friendly and helpful. He told nice interesting stories and some infos individually aswell so totally worth it.

Thank Floxinger
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and i did the historic tour with Gervais (i believe thats how its spelt!). We thourouly enjoyed the tour of the city and getting to know more about the history of different parts and buildings as well as some great places to visit...More

Thank rachdw
Reviewed 3 days ago

These guys are well informed and know how to show a visitor a GREAT time. And it's free..... what's not to love?

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide clearly knew his history about South Africa and took us through all of the acts in detail, and gave a balanced perspective of the issues. However, it was a shame he stood in the shade whilst everyone else stood in the full sun,...More

Thank BobMarshall666
CTFreeWalkingTours, Owner at Cape Town Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bob Thanks for your review. We aim to please and you were not pleased. Our guides are story tellers and the balance is to give facts, tell stories about what happened and also add a personal angle. Unfortunately in your case we did not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were led by an enthusiastic and amusing guide called Ken who took us to see various sites he obviously enjoys his live here. He showed us where his grandparents got married and his passion for his city shines though well worth the tip.

Thank lynda99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend, especially for someone who has little knowledge of Cape Town. We stumbled upon this tour via a random flyer and decided to give it a shot since we had a few hours to burn and was going to visit Bo-Kaap ourselves anyway. Turns...More

Thank Ziqing W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Start of Apartheid through Modern Day tour. While the tour was good at helping get around the city and point out significant points of interest, I found the history to be very problematic for a couple of reasons. 1.) The tour was very...More

Thank Liam H
CTFreeWalkingTours, Owner at Cape Town Free Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Liam H Thanks for your review – you seem to be very passionate and knowledgeable about South African and Apartheid History – well done! You are making a lot of interesting points and we will obviously discuss them. It’s a very hard task to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Ken's guidance through Bo Kaap very much. He was fun and informative and his love for his citty shines through his guidance. Thanks a lot.

Thank Hulda Laxdal H
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Heba M
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Nifa9 | Reviewed this property |
100 rand is a great tip and very worth every bit.
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??