Free tour

Free city walking tour of Cape Town

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Sanet
Registered on April 26, 2023

I'm a born and bred South African with a huge love for my country, and for the Mother City (Cape Town) where I live. Apart from its exquisite natural beauty this city has a fascinating history. I have travelled far and wide, but always return to this magical place, and I love sharing it with visitors.

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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 beautiful Cape Town!

While big cities are exhilarating, there is something special about a compact city brimming with history, art & architecture, as well as natural beauty.

Explore with me the many layers of inner city culture from days of old, woven together in the present day ‘Mother City’, as locals like to call it.

You will discover cosmopolitan style cheek by jowl with authentic local flavours: in food, music, art, architecture, and much more.

At the foot of stunning Table Mountain and overlooking the Atlantic ocean, Cape Town is a once-in-a-lifetime experience… 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    25 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City ...
    25 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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    I will be in front of the Iziko National Museum

  • 1
    Outside visit
    South African Museum & Planetarium

    This museum holds relics from the Stone Age through to the first Peoples here, and on to the arrival of European Settlers.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Company’s Gardens

    Explore the original garden of the Dutch East India Company.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Arch for Arch

    A glimpse into the life and work of our beloved Bishop Tutu.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    St George's Cathedral

    Historic and beautiful cathedral, known as "People's Cathedral'

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Iziko Slave Lodge

    Exploring the long history of slavery in SA - ' From human beings to human rights'.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    St Georges Mall

    Beautiful historic buildings, and a piece of the Berlin Wall, line this wide walkway.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Green Market Square

    Dating back to 1696, this is now a social hub and vibrant market, surrounded by historic buildings.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Adderley Street Flower Market

    Chat to the sellers, often women and of slave descent, in this colourful thoroughfare.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Grand Central Shopping Centre

    The Old Post Office has been turned into a bustling inner city shopping area.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Grand Parade

    The main public square of the city, with views of the magnificent City Hall and other historic buildings.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Castle of Good Hope

    Where our tour ends: the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa (17th century) and home to some historical collections. There are coffee shops a few hundred metres up Buitenkant St.

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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Sonja 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
It was a very interesting tour. We got a lot of information and explanations. I can definitely recommend this tour and guide 👏
Roanne 29 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Excellent tour. Sanet is extremely knowledgeable, full of stories and insight. We truly enjoyed our tour with her. First class.
Simon 04 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Sanet is a very experienced guide who told us a lot about the history and background to each place we visited. We’ve been to Cape Town a couple of times before, but came away with far more knowledge about the place after this walk. Can thoroughly recommend Sanet - if you get the chance to book her for one of these city walks - grab it!!
Hanna 11 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Sanet was a very pleasant and helpful guide for us to see more of Cape Town and learn about its history. During our tour, Sanet was very responsive to our wishes and was able to answer all our questions. We can highly recommend the tour to anyone
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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