Victoria + Alfred Waterfront Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Michael
Quality Verified Registered on April 06, 2022

Good day Guru 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 and then 200 reviews with mostly 5 🌟 ratings. For your convenience, we have the most scheduled tours per week. My name is Michael and I am a professional registered Regional and Provincial Cultural Tourist Guide (WC12125), as well as a registered National Overnight Off Trail Mountain Adventure Trekking Tourist Guide. I was born in Cape Town and married to Bridget. She is a professional registered Cultural Tourist Guide (WC12124) 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.

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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

V+A Waterfront  Walking Tour

"Secret places . . . we'll take you there"


  • Places of interest
  • Khoisan history (indigenous people of the Cape)
  • Buildings
  • Architecture
  • Time keeping devices
  • Public art
  • Artifacts
  • Plants and flowers
  • People
  • Cultural heritage
  • Public squares and open spaces
  • National monuments
  • Nobel Peace Prize winners
  • Seals
  • Canals, boats, and ships
  • Sites of significance
  • Memorials and more

Join us for a walking tour of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where we touch on the old as well as the new installations of this, the biggest tourist attraction on the African continent.

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.

From the history of the Khoisan, to Table Mountain, Table Bay, the working Victoria and Alfred harbours  as well as the large Duncan Duncan dock, you'll get a sense of how important the port with it's marine connections have played a huge part in the development of Cape Town, to what it is today.

We'll show you what there is to "must do", as well as good restaurants and child friendly attractions too.

The tour finishes near the amphitheatre where one can enjoy refreshments at a restaurant in the area.
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  • Meeting point:
    Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront...
    Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
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    Please meet your guide outside the front door of ticket office at the Two Oceans Aquarium. 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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Roberta 24 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very good tour! I recommend!
Elena 21 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
The tour was only 50 minutes when promised 1hr30m. The tour guide lacks enthusiasm. We made only very few stops and only explored a very tiny area of waterfront. I expected more from the tour. The tour was boring and short. Wouldn’t recommend.
Lorenna 16 May 2024
São Paulo

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Travelled alone - May 2024
It was a very good walking with Michael. He gave me a lot of information, showed me everything around and even gave me different recommendations for dinner. I recommend this tour with him :)
Dee 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Look, I could easily walk around myself, but there is little enjoyment in that. I was never interested in history but when you use guides as excellent as Michael to accommodate your walk, you not only see with your eyes, you hear with your ears and you learn about the history, culture, dos and donts. All that put together is priceless. Thanks for joining us today on our walk around the V+A Waterfront!!
Franziska 22 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Was a great tour at the waterfront. Micheal gave a lot of interesting information about the places and answers all the questions patiently. It was a pleasure to join his tour
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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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