Staying fit is important, and while many of us try to avoid it due to boredom or strenuous activity – there is a way get your weekly fix of fitness without having to deal with the aforementioned obstacles.

Taking a walk is hardly a strenuous form of fitness, while distracting oneself with new information is the best way to combat the boredom. Why not combine the two and get fit while being educated, it is possible with the Mother City’s very own Free Walking Tours.

The tour allows people to walk through important landmarks in Cape Town, for more than an hour, while learning about the city, and best of all – it’s free of charge.


Historic City Tour 

The tour starts from the Motherland Coffee Company in the Mandela Rhodes building and heads to the Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope, the Slave Lodge, Parliament and Green Market Square.

Tour Times: 11am and 4.20pm daily
Meeting Spot: Motherland Coffee Company in the Mandela Rhodes building
Duration: 90 minutes

Bo-Kaap Tour 

Journey through the Cape’s most colourful suburb. From the brightly coloured houses to the suburb’s oldest Mosque to the popular spice shop, Atlas. And there’s more where that came from…

Tour Times: 2pm and 4.20pm daily
Meeting Spot: Motherland Coffee Company in the Mandela Rhodes building
Duration: 90 minutes

Apartheid Freedom Tour

Become informed on the history of Apartheid while journeying from St Georges Cathedral to District 6 and more.

Tour Times: 11am and 2pm
Meeting Spot: Motherland Coffee Company in the Mandela Rhodes building
Duration: 90 minutes

For more information on Cape Town’s Free Walking Tours visit their website
Contact: +27 76 636 9007
Email: [email protected]


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