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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Great walking tour

We had visited Cape Town before but felt that we needed more information than that provided by... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
L3695EPjillw
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Watford
Excellent introduction to the history of Cape Town

We (2 couples) were fortunate enough to book a tour with Ivor, a wealth of knowledge presented in a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Jeri H
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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 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
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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
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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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Reviewed 6 February 2017

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...More

Thank elpee182
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 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.

Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Nicola M
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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...More

Thank Kelley R
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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!

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Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Merilynn K
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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...More

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