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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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+27 83 452 1112

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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very interesting, super knowledgable and personable guide

super nice tour super nice tour guide (Hans) who had amazing deep and in depth knowledge about the history of the country and the city, people, buildings etc ..and it was so... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2014
Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

super nice tour super nice tour guide (Hans) who had amazing deep and in depth knowledge about the history of the country and the city, people, buildings etc ..and it was so lovely to spend the time with him and wonder the city and explore.. I highly recommend his tour :)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

A month ago, when I received the invite from Footsteps to Freedom, a walking tour company based at the Taj Hotel in the heart of the Mother City, to join them for a walk through Cape Town to learn about the life and times of Nelson Mandela, my interest was piqued as I felt that I wanted to know more... More 

3 Thank nomadicjess
Indiana farm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We took the Cape tour, the guide Tim, a former lawyer, was absolutely fantastic as our tour guide. Best I have ever had. He knew and explained everything. When in South Africa go with these folks. Garth and Fiona Angus are two great people to have met and worked with. For us was quite a adventure, Garth booked us at... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We spent few days with Garth Angus as our guide in April 2013. We absolutely loved it ! Garth is a low key, super knowledgable and very pleasant person. He took us around Cape Town as well as outside of the city. He also gave us a great perspective on South Africa and the transformation his country is still going... More 

1 Thank karikonrad
White Plains, New York
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

This was a great guided tour of the city center/downtown of Cape Town, and at the same time our guide gave us an overview of the history of Cape Town and South Africa, touching on everything from the geology of the region to the triumph of Nelson Mandela and everything in between. This was a great overview for our time... More 

3 Thank FellowTraveler029
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This walking tour was fantastic! The hop on/hop off bus is a good for seeing Cape Town, but if you really want to see and learn about Cape Town, This tour is a must!

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Frisco, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Garth Angus gave us an extremely interesting walking tour of downtown. His knowledge of history as well as current events of Capetown is presented in a very gripping fashion. He gave us a very insightful description of this part of world that is never presented in any formal education. I would recommend that anyone visiting the Capetown area should include... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This was a fantastic two day tour of Cape Town and the scenic drive. Our guide was Garth Angus and he was exceptional. His knowledge of the Cape was extensive and impressive. His love for the city was clear and his historical narratives were wonderful. By the end of our trip we felt more like we were visiting an old... More 

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Garth A, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this review

Hello Pat (I think this may be you?). We have been so fortunate will amazing weather this May (2013) ..... a "secret season" in Cape Town if ever there was one! Touring with people who are interested and interesting is what makes my job such a pleasure. I can assure you that I enjoyed my two days with you as... More 

Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I joined some friends from overseas who were visiting us on the tour of Cape Town with Dr Ivor Shaskolsky in March earlier this year. As a local person I loved the potted history of Cape Town and learned a lot about the local architechture and history of the city. More importantly my friends gained a much deeper insight into... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Ivor is a passionate and knowledgeable resident of Cape Town animatedly covering 120,000 years of history in a leisurely walk of two and a half hours in the city centre, much of it relates to the stormy events of his own lifetime. The old buildings are seen in a new way when you hear about their past and that of... More 

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