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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

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Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Nelson Mandela City Tour

Ivor is an interesting man and my wife and I loved listening to him share his thoughts and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
hhg52
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IVOR: THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND

My girlfriend, her sister and I had the blessed opportunity of touring Cape Town with Ivor. We were... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Blakelee E
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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 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ivor is an interesting man and my wife and I loved listening to him share his thoughts and experiences on Cape Town and South Africa in relation to Mandela's life. Highly recommend this walking tour.

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

My girlfriend, her sister and I had the blessed opportunity of touring Cape Town with Ivor. We were all in awe at Ivor's unparalleled knowledge of the Motherland as well his deep appreciation and personal connection with all things Cape Town. Spanning from settlers first...More

Thank Blakelee E
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Our first morning in Cape Town, we had the good fortune to spend 4 hours with Ivor...a guide for FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOM. My husband and I were quite impressed with the wide range of his knowledge interspersed with personal reflections because he lived through some...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I came into South Africa knowing very little of this wonderful country and thanks to Garth, I have learned so much more than I every could have expected! Garth did an amazing job helping us understand the history of SA in the framework of a...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

The information was conveyed in an almost story telling way that made it very easy to absorb all the details. There was only the two of us with our guide Ivor. This was a wonderful opportunity to hear all the information and ask as many...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

The best, most interesting walking discovery tour ever. The 2 hour walking tour of central Cape Town with Ivor Shaskolsky just flew in no time. Ivor's knowledge & passion of Cape Town, its buildings & its history is enthralling. Learnt more in 2 hours with...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is the best historic tour I have ever been on. Ever. And I'm a world history teacher! His knowledge is deep and broad and he mixes talking with walking and touring, adding cultural places and knowledge as part of the history. He picked us...More

Thank kitkil
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We booked a private tour of central Cape Town with Garth rather than a group tour as our small party of 4 included elderly parents who needed to walk at their own pace with occasional stops to sit and the opportunity to rest and refresh....More

Thank Tracyf2008
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

I chose to take the Footsteps to Freedom tour during my visit to Capetown in November, 2014 mainly because the founder used to be the CEO of a student travel organization I had worked with in the day. That indicated to me that it would...More

Thank StephenCopenhagen
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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this walking tour to anyone with an interest in South African history and Capetown. Nor was very knowledgeable and passionate. This tour will also point out different aspects of the city that one may miss. Fantastic!

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