I love walking. We are so lucky in Cape Town that we really can walk all over the place. I often walk the city up and down and always notice something new. However, many things go unnoticed, too.
Another thing I love is being a tourist in my own city. I’m one of those Capetonians who never gets tired of our mountains and other spectacular natural scenery. I also love learning about our capital and its history. There’s no better way to learn than from resident Capetonians during a Walking Tour. A host of interesting locals, each with their unique perspectives and stories, offer their services as guides.
Walking Tours are hyper accessible whether you are a visitor or a local. Guides appreciate tips, but attending a tour is free, mahala, gratis! Each fun and light tour departs from the cobble streets of Green Market Square, twice a day. A booking is not required; all you have to do it put on comfortable shoes, look out for the green umbrellas and join a tour. Come rain or shine; they will be there!
Historic Tour: 11 am and 4:20 pm
Learn about the heroes and villains who shaped Cape Town. From political violence to peaceful revolutions, all the drama and harmony is brought to life through facts and personal insights.
Bo-Kaap Tour: 2 pm and 4:20 pm
Snap the perfect shot of the colourful houses, smell the aromatic spices of the East, and let the Cape Malay food seduce your taste buds. Learn about secret spots and hidden gems as you hear the sound of the mosques calling for prayer.
District Six Tour: 11 am and 2 pm
Walk the partly re-developed slopes of the iconic District Six and relive its colourful and dramatic history. It’s a place that affected many, caused the world to protest, and inspired Hollywood blockbusters.
The accommodating Walking Tour folk can arrange a private tour, so if you have particular interests or availabilities, contact them.
Cape Town Free Walking Tours are making Cape Town walkable for everyone. Try out a Free Walking Tour and learn something new, make friends, and burn some energy!
When 365 days a year; all tours are 90 minutes
Where Green Market Square, Long, Adderley, Shortmarket, and Longmarket Streets, CBD
Cost Free (based on tips), no booking required
Contact +27 76 636 9007, [email protected]
Photography courtesy Free Walking Tours Facebook