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Free Historical City Walking Tour of Cape Town
Good day walkers, Welcome and thank you for reaching us. 😃 Our guests have reviewed us to be the top rated GuruWalk tour operator in Cape Town and South Africa 🇿🇦. They also highly recommend us as well. In fact, we are the first GuruWalk operator in Southern Africa to reach over 100 reviews with mostly 5 🌟 ratings. For your convenience, we have the most scheduled tours per week. My name is Michael and I am a registered Regional and Provincial Cultural Tourist Guide, as well as a registered National Overnight Off Trail Mountain Adventure Trekking Tourist Guide. I was born in Cape Town and married to Bridget who is a Tourist Guide as well. Together we have worked and travelled throughout South Africa, as well as in many other countries around the world. We also enjoy membership with the Cape Tourist Guide's Association. My uncle (who is still alive today) was the neighbour of Nelson Mandela when he spent almost 7 years in the jail cell right next door to Madiba, as a political prisoner on Robben Island. For more about this, you may want to book our "Oppression and Apartheid to Liberation" walking tour. We also conduct tours all across South Africa, including Sightseeing Tours, Hiking Tours, Rock Art Tours, Safaris, Adventure Tours, Wine Tours, National Parks, and more.
Historical Tour of Cape Town
"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"
- Khoikhoi people
- Places of interest
- Works of art
- Plants and flowers
- Cultural heritage
- Public squares and open spaces
- National monuments
- Sites of significance
- Memorials and more
Join us for a historical overview of Cape Town.
All our tours are based on proper research and facts, and the information shared is not meant to be disrespectful to anyone's gender, country, religion, ethnicity, culture, ancestors, place of origin, political persuasion, traditions or practices.
We'll start the tour at Heritage.
We'll touch on how and why the Cape of Good Hope came about. Going on to be the first Europeans to reach our shores. From the Portuguese to the first and second Dutch periods, to the first and second British periods, to the Apartheid era, and finally the New South Africa.
Since Cape Town was the first place in Southern Africa to be developed into a city, most of the old buildings were the first of it's kind in the African Sub continent. Like the first, Government, hospital, church, police station, fire station, banks, cathedral, jail and many more other buildings.
We touch on the Flower Market and how it came about.
Visit the ruins of the oldest structure that was built by Europeans in Southern Africa.
See artifacts that were unearthed during the construction of modern buildings, and how first world influences can be seen in the architecture of structures and buildings as well.
The British influence is quite apparent in the streets, and even see where the reigning Queen Elizabeth II of England celebrated her 21st birthday.
The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building (still in use) in Southern Africa. Guests will get a sense of how life in the settlement of the Cape was almost 400 years ago.
The tour finishes at Greenmarket Square where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.
We are ready to welcome you!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:98 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Cen...98 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Please meet the guide outside on the pavement at Jerry's Burger Bar opposite Heritage Square.
1Outside visitJerry's Burger Bar Heritage Square
2Outside visitGreen Market Square
3Outside visitAdderley Street Flower Market
4Outside visitCape Town City Hall
5Outside visitSt Georges Mall
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).