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“Great walking tour”

Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Ranked #69 of 325 Tours in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Great walking tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as providing much information about life in the present day. The tour lasted approximately three hours which passed in a flash and added so much more to our trip. Thank you.

Visited April 2017
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2 reviews
“Excellent introduction to the history of Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Ivor's rendition of Mandela's speech upon greeting the masses after his release from prison brought tears to my husband's eyes. Highly recommended comprehensive intro to the city's history, thematically developed and wonderfully presented.

Visited March 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful historic tour of Cape Town with gifted storyteller and entertainer Ivor ”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 are personal, moving, funny. We learnt many reasons to admire and fall in love with Cape Town, Ivor himself being one of them. Cannot recommend enough.

Visited February 2017
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Mellor, United Kingdom
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 are ageing, Garth was entertaining and informative. We explored a number of areas new to us and looked afresh at buildings we'd seen before. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Visited February 2017
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“Great Afternoon ”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2017
Thank Jerry W
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