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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 83 452 1112
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Walk to Freedom Tour - Not to be Missed

This was an exceptional day. We begun with a visit to Bo Kaap, the Muslim area of colourful houses... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
meod
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Cork, Ireland
Langa - Mike (aka Rockstar)

A great tour to continue our understanding of apartheid and the effects on the country. Mike could... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
marykevinlauren
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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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Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an exceptional day. We begun with a visit to Bo Kaap, the Muslim area of colourful houses fame, continued to the District Six Museum and made a quick visit to the zany Truth Cafe before heading to Langa township where we visited a...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A great tour to continue our understanding of apartheid and the effects on the country. Mike could not have been more energetic, knowledgeable and respectful to all of the residents that we were introduced to. This is a must if you want to really start...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend our first day in Cape Town. Ivor was super knowledgeable, passionate and funny...a great combination! His depth of knowledge and history of Cape Town would be hard to match. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!More

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GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Kevin and Mary. Thanks for taking time to review our Footsteps to Freedom walking tour. There is nothing more fulfilling than walking the streets of Cape Town, with guests who are both interested ... and interesting, sharing our stories. I am sure you will...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This walking tour in Capetown is fantastic! Guide Garth Angus is so knowledgeable and friendly. I've done this tour three times now and learn something new each time. Well worth it for history buffs.

Thank Jane R
GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi Jane. I'm glad you enjoyed our Footsteps to Freedom historic walk ... again. Next time will be a real challenge to keep you interested with new stories. Travel safely.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had visited Cape Town before but felt that we needed more information than that provided by just visiting the main tourist attractions. Our guide (Ivor) was very interesting and informative with a wealth of knowledge which put the city into perspective historically as well...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 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....More

Thank Jeri H
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...More

Thank Hayley R
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...More

Thank elpee182
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.

Thank Jerry W
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...More

Thank Nicola M
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