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Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour

Ecke Hout Street 66 Loop Street | Prins & Prins Diamond Museum,Huguenot House, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 21 462 4252
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Great way to see Cape Town

Ursula was a great guide. She switched effortlessly from English to German and knew so much about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chislehurst_7
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Kent,England
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Ursula was a brilliant guide who shared a fantastic depth and breadth of knowledge about Cape Town... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
ToniM38
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Enjoy a living, noisy and intriguing city as we manoeuvre through its busy streets. History, culture and architecture are woven into our story. We find our way to the colourful Bo-Kaap, the country's oldest Muslim area, (it is recommended that ladies carry a scarf to cover the shoulders, in the event that we enter a mosque), step into St. George's Anglican Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Company's Gardens.We visit Groote Kerk, the country's oldest church and allow the story of slavery to unfold as we pass the former Slave Lodge and look at the Slave Memorial on Church Square. The walk then leads to the Grand Parade, lined by the City Hall where Mandela gave his first speech as a free man, and the Castle built on the city's original shoreline. The story of District Six is told, historic murals and grand art deco buildings are discovered. The walk ends on bustling Greenmarket Square, dominated by the Methodist Church and Old Townhouse. The walks last about 2.5 hours and can be handled by anybody, there is no steep uphill except for a gentle rise towards Bo-Kaap. The tour takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting at 11h00 and are conducted in English and/or German, depending on the composition of the group. No prior booking is necessary during the summer season, although in the winter months from May to end September it is advisable to book. Just come to meeting venue in 66 Loop Street/ cnr Hout Street to purchase your ticket. The fee for adults is R 250.00 per person (cash only). Accompanied children under 14 walk free. N.B. It is advisable you come by taxi. Cape Town's streets are heavily congested and parking is extremely difficult to find.
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Ecke Hout Street 66 Loop Street | Prins & Prins Diamond Museum,Huguenot House, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ursula was a great guide. She switched effortlessly from English to German and knew so much about Cape Town and the history. Very well worth taking this trip

Thank Chislehurst_7
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for taking the time and trouble to review the walk. It was great fun showing you around Cape Town and I hope that you will leave with great memories!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Ursula was a brilliant guide who shared a fantastic depth and breadth of knowledge about Cape Town with our group of three - two Germans and one American, whereby she adeptly switched between languages to conduct a tour for us all! Absolutely worth the price...More

Thank ToniM38
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Indeed, it was great fun showing you all that Cape Town centre has to offer. Well, nearly all! Thank you so much for your warm and encouraging words, I appreciate it very much. I wish you a few more wonderful days in our city, before...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

This three hour walk might be a little strenuous for elderly people, but it's fun to do it with Ursula. Her knowledge about Cape Town, collected in over 25 years of living in this place, allows almost every question .... should there be any left...More

Thank MALAMAN
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks for your warm words about the walk. With every tour I guide, I also learn from my guests and for that I am always grateful. I also enjoy 'hopping' between English and German, and am amazed at the English knowledge of many of my...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This tour gave me so much in site info to this great place , open my eyes to see Cape Town differently

Thank Nathan S
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Cape Town is a great place and I am pleased that I could bring our city closer to your heart. Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Don't miss this humorous tour. The walking tour with Ursela was very informative and quite exciting. Ursela is a very Knowledgeable person when it comes to Cape Town - The Bo-Kaap and the City Centre. I personally would not have done this tour so to...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Wow, thank you very much for your warm-hearted and in-depth review. I truly appreciate your comments, the time and effort you took to describe your experience. Some of the things, like the 'hidden museum' I can't unfortunately show on every tour, it depends so much...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Ursula is a superb guide. Full of knowledge about Cape Town. We would never have done this tour on our own and appreciated just how safe we felt walking with her in a very unfamiliar city. As a bonus we spent 30 minutes prior to...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you so much for your warm words. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you our lively city, ''steering' you along the sometimes quite hectic sidewalks. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the morning with Ursula and learned so much about the city. She pointed out things we would never have seen or discovered on our own and it all seemed so fresh, in spite of the fact that she's been doing these tours for...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I enjoyed our walk together and your own curiosity about our city which adds so much value to a walking tour. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Cape Town.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We (4 of us) enjoyed our Cape Town CBD + Bo Kaap walking tour with Ursula. A great way to see the center of Cape Town and learn about the history. This tour is a great way to get started in a visit to Cape...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. It is always a great pleasure for me to show our vibrant city to visitors who have a genuine interest in history, past and present. Thank you for taking the trouble and time to review the walk...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting historical tour. This walking tour gave us a nice view of the main places of Cape Town. We had an excellent guide who explained the history of the city and the relation with the current life in SA

Thank Roland C
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

I am grateful to you that you took the trouble to review the walk, particularly when one is on holiday and time is a scarce commodity! It was fun and enriching walking with you and showing you our living city.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ursula is a wonderful guide passionate about Cape Town. A fabulous way to see the city and learn the history. We were locals sightseeing with international guests.

Thank iemag
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for helping me to make this walk a happy experience; I value in particular input from the 'locals' ! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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Glen Ellen 4
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Response from NC_EddieJ | Reviewed this property |
We spent over 2.5 hours with Ursula and well worth the 250R each. We never would have seen or learned so much on our own.
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tommo_8
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Dear Tommo, thank you very much for interest in our historical walking tour. We walk From Monday to Friday, staring at 11:00 and on Saturdays, starting at 10:00 Our meeting point is either Cape Town Tourism or the Bookshop... More
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