Free tour

From Struggle to Liberation

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Wilmarie
Registered on December 07, 2023

I am Wilmarie January, I go by Marie, a registered culture guide with five years of experience in conducting guided city walks for the leading walking tour company in Cape Town. With a deep passion for history and a commitment to providing a local perspective, I take pride in guiding our visitors through the captivating sights of our beautiful city.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Unveil the hidden history of Cape Town, one of the word's most breathtaking cities.

Join me on a powerful journey that explores the struggles and triumphs of the apartheid era, and the remarkable path to freedom that South Africa has taken.

We start our walk at the High Court, formerly the location of the racial classification board. I will tell you more about the humiliating acts and so-called scientific tests conducted there.

We will then stroll on to St. George's Cathedral, the oldest Anglican Church in the country, also known as the People's Cathedral. We will the head to District Six, once a vibrant multi-cultural community that was forcibly removed during the apartheid era.

Through personal stories and photographs, you'll gain a deep understanding of the devastating impact of forced removals on the lives of ordinary people.

Next, we will visit City Hall, where Mr. Nelson Mandela delivered his iconic first speech on his first day of freedom, February 11, 1990. 

Join us as we relive the excitement and chaos of that historic moment. 

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  • Meeting point:
    151 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Cen...
    151 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
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    Central Methodist Church, facing Greenmarket Square. most probably wearing a waistcoat and funky earings

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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Cindy 01 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
I was at the meeting point 10 min ahead of the tour start. Unfortunately, Wilmarie did not show up. This is more than sad!
M 23 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Wilmarie didn't turn up. I waited at the meeting point and messaged her via guruwalk but didn't receive a reply. Fortunately I joined another company's tour an hour later.
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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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