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“Wonderful tour by Stian! ”

Cape Town Free Walking Tours
Ranked #10 of 325 Tours in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Join one of our seven daily free tours that run from Green Market Square on the Corner of Burg Street and Shortmarket Street. The Free tours run 365 days a year - no booking needed. We will be there. Look out for the umbrellas. Free tour number one:HISTORIC TOUR at 8:50a.m, 11 am and 2p.m: A one and a half hour tour around the centre of Cape Town with tales of iconic leadership and peaceful revolutions but also with spoiled squirrels, a 360 year old fruity guy and a very depressed lion. Free tour number two: BO KAAP TOUR at 11a.m,2 pm and 4:20p.m: A one and a half hour tour around the beautiful Bo-Kaap where you get to see the colourful houses, smell the spices of the East, hear the mosques calling for prayer and let the Cape Malay food tempt your taste buds. We might even show you some hidden away places to get a local beer. Free tour number three: DISTRICT SIX TOUR at 4:20 p.m: A one a half tour around the neighbourhood of District Six,a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town that was built by a number of different nations who were forcibly removed from the area in the 1970s during Apartheid regime. We will be taking you around the corners of the city to get a taste of how people lived and you will also get some very interesting recommendations about what to do and to eat around the area. We look forward to seeing you! :)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful tour by Stian! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Cape Town City Centre today. Stian was an excellent guide and we learned alot.
Doug & Anne Petersen

2 Thank Anne P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't miss this tour! (no se pierdan este tur)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I took the tour without much expectations, free? Hmmm. Besides we were just 2 tourists so I thought the guide would not be excited about his team. big surprise because it was great! I learned so much about Cape Town history, the guide was always willing to answer all my never ending questions, always smiling, he knew so much and explained it in such simple, amused way, looked like we were in a college history class. We visit very important parts of Cape Town and at the end of the tour he gave us many tips about what to visit, what to expect.
Don’t miss this tour, you’ll be missing a very important on site history class.
(Tomé el tur sin muchas expectativas, gratis? Hmmm; ademas éramos solo 2 turistas asi es que pensé que el guía no estaría muy feliz con su grupo. Pero la gran sorpresa fue que fue increíble!! Aprendí tanto sobre la historia de Ciudad del Cabo , el guía siempre estaba dispuesto a contester todas mis continuas preguntas, siempre sonriendo, sabía tanto y explicaba de manera simple y entretenida; parecía que estabamos en una clase universitaria de historia. Visitamos partes muy importantes de Ciudad del Cabo y al final del tur el guía nos dio varios consejos sobre que visitar y que esperar de cada lugar. No se pierdan este tur, estaran perdiendo una muy importante clase de historia)

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Maria P
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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Must Do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I joined the 2 pm group and fortunately there were only two of us with Rico, our guide. He guided us thru' the landmarks of the City Center and enlightened us with snippets of Cape Town and south African history associated with the buildings and city center gardens. Our tour stretched to almost two hours, which I never realized as Rico had made it so engaging and fascinating. However I feel that the time is too short and there is a lot more that can be included, not sure how they manage the bigger groups.
This is a must do for all tourists visiting Cape Town.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank SRth
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing historical journey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Since it was an amazing weather outside, I decided to try out the Free Walking Tour. I've been living in Cape Town for 4 months and I thought I knew enough the city already but Rico, the tour guide caught me by surprise with giving in-depth information of how the city looked before. He managed to capture the moment and bring us back to the past. It felt we were time-travelers with the way he described the stories. The tour is a must try, no matter if you've lived here for a while or just came to Cape Town.

Since it takes only 1 and a half hour, it is the perfect way of getting a feeling of how old Cape Town looked like. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2014
3 Thank Emil338
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“Interesting and fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We did this tour a couple of weeks ago and it was great! Good and balanced run down of historical events and an entertaining personal angel on whats it´s like to live in Cape Town. We enjoyed it! Thanks.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Ingodrengen
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