Free Historical Walking Tour of Cape Town

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Michael
Registered on April 06, 2022

Good day, My name is Michael and I am a registered Regional and Provincial Cultural Tour Guide, as well as a registered Overnight Off Trail Mountain Adventure Tour Guide. I was born in Cape Town and married with one daughter. I have worked and travelled throughout South Africa, as well as in many countries in Europe. We also do tours all over South Africa including Rock Art Tours, Safaris, Adventure Tours, Wine Tours, National Parks, and more.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Historical Tour of Cape Town
"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"

*Child friendly*


  • Places of interest
  • Buildings
  • Architecture
  • Statues
  • Streets
  • Works of art
  • Ruins
  • Artefacts
  • Plants and flowers
  • People
  • Cultural heritage
  • Public squares and open spaces
  • Churches
  • National monuments
  • Sites of significance
  • Memorials and more

Join us for a historical overview of Cape Town.

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.
We'll start the tour at Greenmarket Square
, then move on to St. Georges Mall (which is like the Las Ramblas in Barcelona Spain).
You'll get to learn and see how the naturally available rock was used in the construction of buildings and other features.

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 back at Greenmarket Square where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.

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  • Meeting point:
    36 Burg St, Cape Town City Centre, Ca...
    36 Burg St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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    Please meet the guide at Mesopotamia Restaurant, 36 Burg street on the corner of Burg and Shortmarket streets Greenmarket Square. The guide will be wearing an official tourist guide badge.

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).

Tour opinions

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Vale... 20 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
An informative and friendly tour at a steady pace. You’ll find out lots of things you couldn’t if you did a self tour.
ronit 24 Oct 2022
Tel Aviv-Yafo
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
We enjoyed very much Michael knowledge and he took us to placed we never knew about them. Also he was very helpful . Much recommend
César 23 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Very nice tour to know lot of things from CT. Highly recommended.
Arun 17 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Michael was fun and knowledgeable..A true. Ape Town spirit was carried out all through the course of his tour..Highly recommended
Margot 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Michael is een deskundige gids en heel professioneel. Hij nam de tijd en vertelde veel achtergrondinformatie bij de plekken die we bezochten. We vonden het interessant en hebben veel nieuwe dingen gehoord die van toegevoegde waarde zijn.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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