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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Lobby Taj Hotel, corner Wale St and St George's Mall, Cape Town, South Africa
+27 83 452 1112
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The number one to do in Cape Town!!!!

The best city tour we have ever done! Very detailed explained history and political background of... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2015
Mark Peter S
Greer, South Carolina
Incredible Tour of Cape Town- Knowledgeable & Friendly

We took a full day tour of Cape Town with Garth. He broke down the history, culture and people of... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2015
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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, South Africa
+27 83 452 1112

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Reviewed 10 January 2015

The best city tour we have ever done! Very detailed explained history and political background of the city from past to present. A must in Cape town!!!!! Do it!

2  Thank Mark Peter S
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We took a full day tour of Cape Town with Garth. He broke down the history, culture and people of South African into four periods so that we could clearly understand the complex dynamics of the country. Garth was knowledgeable, friendly and answered our many...More

1  Thank WolfieNYC
Reviewed 2 January 2015

My family (2 adults +3 teens) had the privilege to spend the day with Garth and Nati on the Footsteps to Freedom and Township visit. Garth did a great job conveying the history of South Africa from 1600s to present. Garth is immensely knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank SwissMiss8135
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We decided to take the general tour of Cape Town at the suggestion of Frommer's travel guide and a friend. I am so glad we did! Ivor was both a local and an expert on Cape Town. He had a great deal of knowledge to...More

1  Thank jetaround112
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Our guide was very well informed, and was passionate about his work! The tour was amazing! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to take an in-depth look at the history of Cape Town. I would highly recommend brushing up on your Cape...More

Thank 74ernesto
Reviewed 20 November 2014

It was excellent in every respect. Very interesting and informative. The guide, Dr Ivor Shaskolsky, was extremely knowledgeable, willing to answer all questions and keen to discuss a lot of key issues related to the tour. It took about 3 to 3.5 hours, covered a...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Our family (with adult kids) hired Garth for a tailor-made two day tour, in and around Cape Town. We saw everything from penguins and ostriches to the Kirstenbosch Gardens and historical landmarks. We even had a little hike around Cape of Good Hope, as well...More

Thank Susahern
Reviewed 29 October 2014

One of the best tours ever. Our guide, Ivor Shaskovsky (sp?) was so very knowledgable and expert at making the history of human rights in this beautiful city come alive for us. This is a tour with a point of view and therefore especially informative...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 27 October 2014

This is an excellent 3 hour walk around the core area of Cape Town which explores its history and the role apartheid played. Ivor our guide is extremely knowledgable and presents his information in a clear and easily understood manner. This tour is well worthwhile...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We just returned from a South African holiday and spent 6 days in Cape Town. We spent two days in the region with Garth Angus. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history, culture, and flora and fauna of the region. This is what we wanted...More

Thank bethgehring
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