We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 83 452 1112
Website
Description:

The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town...

The Footsteps to Freedom walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town tells the story of Cape Town and its people. We use streets, buildings, monuments, memorials and the passing street-scene as props develop a story of Cape Town and South Africa's dramatic past. Stories of Dutch and British colonial rule, slavery and apartheid, and finally our peaceful transition to a real democracy.We gather before 10h30 (Mon-Sat) in the lobby of the Taj Cape Town Hotel, located in centre of Cape Town's cultural and historic precinct. At 10h30 the 2½ hr walking tour starts from the steps of the Bishop Robert Gray Memorial, adjacent Taj Cape Town hotel.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 79 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Wonderful historic tour of Cape Town with gifted storyteller and entertainer Ivor

We can't believe our luck to have been booked onto this walking tour and paired with Ivor on our first trip to Cape Town. While Ivor's historical knowledge is vast and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hayley R
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Cape Town Central

Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 73: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can't believe our luck to have been booked onto this walking tour and paired with Ivor on our first trip to Cape Town. While Ivor's historical knowledge is vast and interesting, it's his wit and charm which makes this a standout tour. His stories are personal, moving, funny. We learnt many reasons to admire and fall in love with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hayley R
Mellor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
247 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we've been frequent visitors to SA in recent years and have visited Cape Town before, Garth gave a coherence and clarity to it all in our morning walk into Cape Town. Not too strenuous on either the feet or the brain, both of which are ageing, Garth was entertaining and informative. We explored a number of areas new to... More 

Helpful?
Thank elpee182
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous way to spend a few afternoon hours in Cape Town. Ivor led us on a wonderful tour of the downtown and through the history of apartheid. Would definitely recommend to others planning a trip to Cape Town.

Helpful?
Thank Jerry W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This walking tour was a fantastic introduction to the history of Cape Town from the early Dutch settlers through the recent struggles against Apartheid and release of Nelson Mandela to the present Ivor was very knowledgeable about everything from architecture to plant life and answered all our questions, and had suggestions for further visits

Helpful?
Thank Nicola M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Cape Town on our honeymoon and our local travel agent (Timeless African Safari) highly suggested this tour. They arranged a private tour for us with Garth Angus. The tour was a highlight of our trip. Garth was very approachable and knowledgable and because it was a private tour, he found out what our interests were and focused... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kelley R
Anaheim
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Professor Ivor charmed, entertained and enlightened our group of 10. His detailed knowledge, story-telling finesse, and his cosmopolitan subtlety & wit kept coming and coming. Don't be in a hurry with this gem!

Helpful?
Thank royaljay
Newark, Delaware, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ivor lead us on a fascinating tour through historic Cape Town, sharing his love of the city and his in depth knowledge of its history. The 2.5 hours flew by, and we came away with a real appreciation for the diversity and history of this beautiful city. It was a great way to start our visit, and I would highly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Merilynn K
san digi
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible private today tour of Cape Town with Garth Angus in the Footstep to freedom, tour company.He gives a very detailed and personal tour of all the major attractions in Cape Town. He is fluent in four languages, although,English is his principal language, and has lived all his life in south Africa. He's very knowledgeable of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tad246890
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our Footsteps to Freedom City Walking Tour through the city centre of Cape Town was fascinating and gave us a detailed understanding of the history of the city and its people. Our guide, Karen, was not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic and flexible despite the constant downpour which made the tour thoroughly enjoyable for us and the kids.

Helpful?
Thank dan-jan-brown
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ivor is an interesting man and my wife and I loved listening to him share his thoughts and experiences on Cape Town and South Africa in relation to Mandela's life. Highly recommend this walking tour.

Helpful?
Thank hhg52

Travellers who viewed Footsteps to Freedom Tours also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Footsteps to Freedom Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Footsteps to Freedom Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?