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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

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Address: Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town...

The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town tells the story of Cape Town and its people. We use streets, buildings, monuments, memorials and the passing street-scene as props develop a story of Cape Town and South Africa's dramatic past. Stories of Dutch and British colonial rule, slavery and apartheid, and finally our peaceful transition to a real democracy.We gather before 10h30 (Mon-Sat) in the lobby of the Taj Cape Town Hotel, located in centre of Cape Town's cultural and historic precinct. At 10h30 the 2½ hr walking tour starts from the steps of the Bishop Robert Gray Memorial, adjacent Taj Cape Town hotel.

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Excellent introduction to the history of Cape Town

We (2 couples) were fortunate enough to book a tour with Ivor, a wealth of knowledge presented in a captivating manner for close to 3 hours that flew by. Despite the heat, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (2 couples) were fortunate enough to book a tour with Ivor, a wealth of knowledge presented in a captivating manner for close to 3 hours that flew by. Despite the heat, we seemed to walk and stand in the comfortable shade throughout the tour. Ivor's rendition of Mandela's speech upon greeting the masses after his release from prison brought... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We can't believe our luck to have been booked onto this walking tour and paired with Ivor on our first trip to Cape Town. While Ivor's historical knowledge is vast and interesting, it's his wit and charm which makes this a standout tour. His stories are personal, moving, funny. We learnt many reasons to admire and fall in love with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Although we've been frequent visitors to SA in recent years and have visited Cape Town before, Garth gave a coherence and clarity to it all in our morning walk into Cape Town. Not too strenuous on either the feet or the brain, both of which are ageing, Garth was entertaining and informative. We explored a number of areas new to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous way to spend a few afternoon hours in Cape Town. Ivor led us on a wonderful tour of the downtown and through the history of apartheid. Would definitely recommend to others planning a trip to Cape Town.

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Thank Jerry W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This walking tour was a fantastic introduction to the history of Cape Town from the early Dutch settlers through the recent struggles against Apartheid and release of Nelson Mandela to the present Ivor was very knowledgeable about everything from architecture to plant life and answered all our questions, and had suggestions for further visits

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Cape Town on our honeymoon and our local travel agent (Timeless African Safari) highly suggested this tour. They arranged a private tour for us with Garth Angus. The tour was a highlight of our trip. Garth was very approachable and knowledgable and because it was a private tour, he found out what our interests were and focused... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Professor Ivor charmed, entertained and enlightened our group of 10. His detailed knowledge, story-telling finesse, and his cosmopolitan subtlety & wit kept coming and coming. Don't be in a hurry with this gem!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ivor lead us on a fascinating tour through historic Cape Town, sharing his love of the city and his in depth knowledge of its history. The 2.5 hours flew by, and we came away with a real appreciation for the diversity and history of this beautiful city. It was a great way to start our visit, and I would highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible private today tour of Cape Town with Garth Angus in the Footstep to freedom, tour company.He gives a very detailed and personal tour of all the major attractions in Cape Town. He is fluent in four languages, although,English is his principal language, and has lived all his life in south Africa. He's very knowledgeable of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our Footsteps to Freedom City Walking Tour through the city centre of Cape Town was fascinating and gave us a detailed understanding of the history of the city and its people. Our guide, Karen, was not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic and flexible despite the constant downpour which made the tour thoroughly enjoyable for us and the kids.

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