Free tour

Bo Kaap discovery walk.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 02, 2023

Hi I am Nathan Arthur Festus. I am a South African citizen and was born in Cape Town, also known as the Mother City. I am an experienced and seasoned City tour guide. I started my career as a City guide in 2018 and have found it to be immensely fulfilling. My tours are authentic, exposing you the guest to the various political dispensations through which our city and country have gone. Discover the Bo Kaap with me. Ŕŕtťþ

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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

Welcome to Cape Town!
A visit to Cape Town's Bo Kaap/ boo uh Kaap is an experience you won't want to miss when in Cape Town South Africa.
Nestled on Signal Hill, Bo Kaap traces its origins to the early days of the Dutch settlement and the importation of enslaved peoples from Indonesia and Africa.
We will visit the first Mosque in South Africa and will be introduced to its founder Tuan Guru. Bo Kaap's colourful houses are an Instagram attraction but more so is an interest in the origins of this colourful display.
Above all, the Bo Kaap still today a 70/ 75 % Muslim community, offers visitors the opportunity to sample the flavour and aroma of its unique Cape Malay cuisine.

Bokaap discovery walk.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    38 Burg St, Cape Town City Centre, Ca...
    38 Burg St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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    We meet at Heaven Coffee , 38 Burg Street. Heaven Coffee is situated inside the Central Methodist Mission Church (Gothic Revival Architecture) opposite Greenmarket Square African Curio market. I will wear visible tourist badge with name.

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    Greenmarket Square, an historical green market and site of the first Dutch Town Hall. Today an African Curio Market.
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    Outside visit
    Groot Kerk, a Dutch Reformed protestant Church. Built by the Dutch and the only religion allowed to be practised during Dutch period.
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    Outside visit
    Long Street and the Palm Tree Masjied, the 2nd oldest Mosque in Cape Town since 1807.
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    Outside visit
    Iziko Slave Lodge. Built to house slaves / property of Dutch East India Company 1679.
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    Outside visit
    The Auwal Masjied since 1794 and the introduction of the memorisation of islamic script.
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    Outside visit
    Atlas Trading Company
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    Outside visit
    Iranian Art mural. The Arch, Chiappini Street Bo Kaap.
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    Outside visit
    Iziko bokaap museum
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    Outside visit
    Rocksole Shoe & Luggage Store
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    Outside visit
    Heritage Square Slave Auction Site and the Old Vine.

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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ESTEFANY 16 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Great way to understand better Bo Kaap and see special places he takes you to.
sona 13 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great time with Nathan, he was very nice and we appreciated especially that he is a real Cape town native citizen so I knows a lot about the town. And he also advised us on how to behave here to be safe. Thank you very much, Nathan!
B 07 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
A great route and very knowledgeable guide.
NOEMI 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I was very pleased with the tour guided by Nathan, he is such a knowledgeable guide passionate about history and also very kind! Highly recommended! Thanks very much!
Tomas 19 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Incredible experience with Nathan. Very professional and nice guide, knowing very well the history of the places we visited and always answering all of my questions. I would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you Nathan!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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