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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.
Historical Tour of Cape Town
"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"
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.
We are ready to welcome you!
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.
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).