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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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History of SA in a Global Framework! Fantastic!!

I came into South Africa knowing very little of this wonderful country and thanks to Garth, I have... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
Michael B
Chicago, Illinois
Wonderful experience of walking and learning.

The information was conveyed in an almost story telling way that made it very easy to absorb all... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Calgary, Canada
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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
+27 83 452 1112

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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
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

Thank DorothyfromCalgary
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

Thank davebarpview
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
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
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
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!

Thank ChrisSeattle_wa
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Our guide, Hans, guided us during 3 hours in the city centre of Cape Town. Despite my high expectations, we received the opposite of what we expected from a tour called 'footsteps to freedom': a terrible one-sided approach to the history of Cape Town, where...More

Thank Helen1B
Garth-Angus, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2015

Hello Helena. Thank you for your frank email about your tour with Hans. I can only apologise again ..... as I did when you emailed me on 11 November and repeat my offer to tour with you personally next time you are in Cape Town,...More

Reviewed 9 December 2015

As a tour guide myself, I am very particular about the guides I hire for my groups and Footsteps did not disappoint. In fact, the way in which Garth wove stories of history while walking the beuatiful cityscape fo Capetown was fascinating and the guests...More

Thank BarbaraJoubert
Reviewed 2 December 2015

On our last day in Capetown we, 3 Americans and 3 Dutch, booked Footsteps to Freedom and met our guide Ivor, a retired physician, in our hotel. As we drove to Bokaap we listened to the history of Capetown, South Africa and Apartheid in all...More

Thank Erikvanstrien
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