About Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Most major cities around the world offer city walking tours, and the Mother City is no exception. Cape Town Free Walking Tours makes the city walkable for everyone hoping to discover something about Cape Town’s history, architecture and culture.

The playful tours don’t pretend to be in-depth accounts, neither are they very long - about an hour and a half each - but they’re a great introduction for anyone new to Cape Town or, for that matter, residents who want the chance to play tourist in their own city.

The guides are registered tour guides, each with their own take on Cape Town, who share the history of the Mother City in an informative and entertaining manner. The tours run on a tip-basis only and tipping your guide at the end of the tour means the power is yours. Although not obligatory, you decide what the tour was worth or what you can afford.

The convenience of Cape Town Free Walking Tours is that you don’t have to book a tour (only groups of 10 or more people should book), and you can just turn up at the starting point, sign up and explore Cape Town on sidewalk-level with a knowledgeable guide. You can also book customised private tours with them. They are extremely reasonable, and these guys know Cape Town like nobody else!

To join the tours (there are three at 11am, 2pm and 4:20pm) simply don a pair of walking shoes and a hat and head to Motherland Coffee Company (corner St George’s Mall and Wale Street), looking out for the Free Tour green umbrellas. The tours leave from here three times a day.

Highlights of the historic tour (11h00 and 16h20)

The Parade and Castle of Good Hope
The Slave Lodge
Houses of Parliament
The Company’s Garden
Green Market Square

Highlights of the Bo-Kaap tour (14h00 and 16h20)

Chiappini Street
The oldest mosque in the country
Biesmiellah restaurant
Atlas Trading Company

Highlights of the Apartheid to Freedom tour (11h00 and 14h00)

The Apartheid benches
District Six
Grand Parade

Afterwards you will have a good idea of what you would like to explore further. They do other tours too.

Need to Know

WhereCape Town Free Walking Tours, Motherland Coffee Company, Mandela Rhodes Place, Corner of Wale Street and St George’s Mall, CBD, Cape Town City Bowl, Cape Town.

WhenThe tours leave three times a day. See tours and times above. Contact CTFWT for customised or other tours.

How muchFree

Telephone+27 (0)76 636-9007

OvernightStay nearby in Cape Town Central, in Cape Town


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