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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

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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 4 weeks ago
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 weeks ago
Shlomo B
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...more
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 4 weeks ago

So often we read about our destination before we arrive. Garth helps you understand that there is so much more to this African nation than can be gleaned from a brief synopsis. He begins the tour with a discussion of how the migration to this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank Shlomo B
Reviewed 16 May 2018 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 17 May 2018

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

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!

Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 19 December 2017

A wonderfully interesting and informative tour, you must do as a brilliant introduction to Cape Town & SA history. A lovely mix of history and location, well delivers by Ivor.

Thank Mac097
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Highly recommend this tour. Ivor was an extremely knowledgeable and intelligent guide who provided facts and opinions about the history of Cape Town. He truly enjoys his job and enjoys sharing the city he loves

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Despite the fact that it was not my first time in Cape Town, I decided to book the Footsteps to freedom walk on our first day of our 3 week holiday, together with my wife, my parents and our 1,5 year old. It was a...More

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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

1  Thank DenverTRAVELS2017
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was an exceptional day. We begun with a visit to Bo Kaap, the Muslim area of colourful houses fame, continued to the District Six Museum and made a quick visit to the zany Truth Cafe before heading to Langa township where we visited a...More

Thank meod
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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