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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 83 452 1112
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Highly recommend this tour. Ivor was an extremely knowledgeable and intelligent guide who provided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KLNite
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Toronto, Canada
Wonderful walk

Despite the fact that it was not my first time in Cape Town, I decided to book the Footsteps to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
nelis84
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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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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.
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Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend this tour. Ivor was an extremely knowledgeable and intelligent guide who provided facts and opinions about the history of Cape Town. He truly enjoys his job and enjoys sharing the city he loves

Thank KLNite
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Despite the fact that it was not my first time in Cape Town, I decided to book the Footsteps to freedom walk on our first day of our 3 week holiday, together with my wife, my parents and our 1,5 year old. It was a...More

Thank nelis84
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Garth is a wonderful guide with a unique ability to provide the history of South Africa as it relates to your home country. He gave us a captivating talk about how South Africa came to be, milestones and where it is today. We then walked...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was an exceptional day. We begun with a visit to Bo Kaap, the Muslim area of colourful houses fame, continued to the District Six Museum and made a quick visit to the zany Truth Cafe before heading to Langa township where we visited a...More

Thank meod
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

A great tour to continue our understanding of apartheid and the effects on the country. Mike could not have been more energetic, knowledgeable and respectful to all of the residents that we were introduced to. This is a must if you want to really start...More

Thank marykevinlauren
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend our first day in Cape Town. Ivor was super knowledgeable, passionate and funny...a great combination! His depth of knowledge and history of Cape Town would be hard to match. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!More

Thank KevinBurkeLV
GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Kevin and Mary. Thanks for taking time to review our Footsteps to Freedom walking tour. There is nothing more fulfilling than walking the streets of Cape Town, with guests who are both interested ... and interesting, sharing our stories. I am sure you will...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This walking tour in Capetown is fantastic! Guide Garth Angus is so knowledgeable and friendly. I've done this tour three times now and learn something new each time. Well worth it for history buffs.

Thank Jane R
GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi Jane. I'm glad you enjoyed our Footsteps to Freedom historic walk ... again. Next time will be a real challenge to keep you interested with new stories. Travel safely.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had visited Cape Town before but felt that we needed more information than that provided by just visiting the main tourist attractions. Our guide (Ivor) was very interesting and informative with a wealth of knowledge which put the city into perspective historically as well...More

Thank L3695EPjillw
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We (2 couples) were fortunate enough to book a tour with Ivor, a wealth of knowledge presented in a captivating manner for close to 3 hours that flew by. Despite the heat, we seemed to walk and stand in the comfortable shade throughout the tour....More

Thank Jeri H
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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...More

Thank Hayley R
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