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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

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 80 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Best guided tour ever been on

We took the Cape tour, the guide Tim, a former lawyer, was absolutely fantastic as our tour guide. Best I have ever had. He knew and explained everything. When in South Africa go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2013
welby2
,
Indiana farm

Similar Things to Do in Cape Town Central

Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 74: English reviews
Indiana farm
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We took the Cape tour, the guide Tim, a former lawyer, was absolutely fantastic as our tour guide. Best I have ever had. He knew and explained everything. When in South Africa go with these folks. Garth and Fiona Angus are two great people to have met and worked with. For us was quite a adventure, Garth booked us at... More 

Helpful?
Thank welby2
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
115 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We spent few days with Garth Angus as our guide in April 2013. We absolutely loved it ! Garth is a low key, super knowledgable and very pleasant person. He took us around Cape Town as well as outside of the city. He also gave us a great perspective on South Africa and the transformation his country is still going... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank karikonrad
White Plains, New York
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

This was a great guided tour of the city center/downtown of Cape Town, and at the same time our guide gave us an overview of the history of Cape Town and South Africa, touching on everything from the geology of the region to the triumph of Nelson Mandela and everything in between. This was a great overview for our time... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank FellowTraveler029
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

This walking tour was fantastic! The hop on/hop off bus is a good for seeing Cape Town, but if you really want to see and learn about Cape Town, This tour is a must!

Helpful?
2 Thank HSGKKG
Frisco, Colorado
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Garth Angus gave us an extremely interesting walking tour of downtown. His knowledge of history as well as current events of Capetown is presented in a very gripping fashion. He gave us a very insightful description of this part of world that is never presented in any formal education. I would recommend that anyone visiting the Capetown area should include... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank syr43
Ballston Lake, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This was a fantastic two day tour of Cape Town and the scenic drive. Our guide was Garth Angus and he was exceptional. His knowledge of the Cape was extensive and impressive. His love for the city was clear and his historical narratives were wonderful. By the end of our trip we felt more like we were visiting an old... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank corbally27
Garth A, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours, responded to this review

Hello Pat (I think this may be you?). We have been so fortunate will amazing weather this May (2013) ..... a "secret season" in Cape Town if ever there was one! Touring with people who are interested and interesting is what makes my job such a pleasure. I can assure you that I enjoyed my two days with you as... More 

Cape Town
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I joined some friends from overseas who were visiting us on the tour of Cape Town with Dr Ivor Shaskolsky in March earlier this year. As a local person I loved the potted history of Cape Town and learned a lot about the local architechture and history of the city. More importantly my friends gained a much deeper insight into... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank BinnyCapeTown
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Ivor is a passionate and knowledgeable resident of Cape Town animatedly covering 120,000 years of history in a leisurely walk of two and a half hours in the city centre, much of it relates to the stormy events of his own lifetime. The old buildings are seen in a new way when you hear about their past and that of... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Roofview
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

This morning I did this walking tour with Imme and two other clients. The rain did not ease the whole time but it did not stop the walk and Imme was so informative, very knowledgeable and made it all very interesting giving me a wonderful insight into the history of not only Cape Town but RSA in general. I learnt... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Bardiegrub
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

I would definitely recommend this walking tour for anyone who is spending at least a day in Cape Town. It was an excellent overview of Cape Town's incredible history - and the perfect way to start off your visit. The tour guide was very informative and engaging, and had a lot of personal stories to add of his own experiences... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Andrew V

Travellers who viewed Footsteps to Freedom Tours also viewed

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?