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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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The history comes alive!

So often we read about our destination before we arrive. Garth helps you understand that there is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SJN1217
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Tampa, Florida
The best walking tour

Garth is one of the most knowlegable guides one could wish for. He explains the history and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shlomo B
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Los Angeles, California
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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 days ago

Garth is one of the most knowlegable guides one could wish for. He explains the history and evolution of SA brilliantly. He is a patient teacher - and makes the statues and buildings come alive as you pass them.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ivor is the consummate professional, whose warm personality and intimate knowledge of South Africa’s history provided us with a comprehensive picture of where South Africa in particular Cape Town. Its’ rich history, comes to life as we strolled through the heart of the city. From...More

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Garth A, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ahh .. I can just imagine the smile on Ivor's face when he sees this review. Ivor has the advantage that he has lived through much of the story we tell on our tour, he has the benefit of personal stories, and wisdom that comes...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon with Garth. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a great cadence and eloquence in how he recounts the intricate history of his country. We highly recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Garth is a wonderful guide with a unique ability to provide the history of South Africa as it relates to your home country. He gave us a captivating talk about how South Africa came to be, milestones and where it is today. We then walked...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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