Cape Town Free Walking Tours
---------- Meet us at 11am every day!
Outside St Georges Cathedral
on Wale Street

Cape Town Free Walking Tour Cape Town Free Walking Tour

Meet us for a free tour every day at 11 o'clock in front of St George's Cathedral


NEWS: In January '14 we made more than 350 people happy in Cape Town. We look forward to more people in Februar

About Us

Our job is to give you the best, most informative and entertaining tour of Cape Town regardless of your budget. The concept is simple: We give you a great tour and at the end you decide how much it was worth to you. Our tour guides work on a tips alone basis meaning you can be sure they will deliver an excellent job every single day of the year. We will never pressure you to tip since we believe money should only be given if the tour was of high quality and you want to reward that within your budget. Our guides are local, certified, and they love Cape Town.  

Tour Highlights Tour Highlights

The tour is around 3 hours with a short break in the middle where we get to put our feet up and have an iced coffee or a bite to eat. The highlights usually are:

  • St Georges Cathedral – hear about Desmond Tutu
  • The Parliament and presidents house – the land of many capitals
  • The Old Strand and Old Mutual Building – African style architecture and where the beach used to be
  • City Hall – where Mandela gave his world famous speech
  • Green Market Square – “Africa made in China”
  • The Parade and the Castle of Good Hope – an early pentagon
  • District Six – we don’t walk all the way out there but we love telling the story
  • The flower Market – meet South Africa’s National flower “in person”
  • The Slave Lodge – where thousands of slaves were kept
  • Company Gardens with probably the world’s oldest pear tree and the begging squirrels
  • Bo-Kaap – the Muslim Quarter with all its beautiful colours
Keep in mind that all our guides have their own favourite stories, routes and experiences to share, so the exact route and sights may well vary slightly from day to day.

So come join our tour of Cape Town – a tour of heroes and villains, political violence and peaceful revolutions, drama and harmony and a great deal of personal insight in living and being a real Capetonian .

We might even show you a hidden place to get a local beer...

Our Guides Our Guides

Jeremy

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Jeremy traveled many kilometres in the old tracks of his Dutch forefathers (well, the lazy way by flying instead of sailing). When he incidentally came to Cape Town on an internship as a physical therapist, it took one look at Table Mountain to know that this was his new home. Having travelled most continents, the Mother City was the place that stuck in Jeremy's heart wherever he went - so now he ended up in the place he loves the most! As Jeremy says "this place swings and sways like the smoothest jazz song" and when Jeremy is not in the City swinging along on the walking tour he can most probably be found hiking the surrounding mountains, or guiding people on mountain bikes up and down Signal Hill.

Sabelo

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After being born in the eastern outskirts of South Africa and raised in Port Elisabeth in the middle of the country, Sabelo inevitably made his way to the West and Cape Town where he settled. The way to guiding took many turns and before he became a guide four years ago he tried out both the car business as well as nursing guests in five starred hotels. Sabelo cares much about the rights and dignity of the individual and when he is not guiding and telling fairy tales of his belowed Cape Town and the Western Cape, he can either be seen discussing the principles of human capital development or running in preparation for half marathons. Running is probably extra relaxing to Sabelo given he has three little girls and a boy to read goodnight stories to when he gets home at night.

Stian

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Girls be aware! This guy will pull out his guitar and sing for you till your knees get soft and your heart starts pounding. But on a walking tour you'll get a fun introduction to the Cape City, as Stian will tell you everything he learned in guide school as well as half a dozen almost true stories from his life in and around Cape Town. Born and raised in Namibia Stian came to Cape Town almost a decade ago and he says it took him two weeks here before he started referring to himself as Capetonian. As he is a music journalist at night, there aren't many sneaky little bars and music venues that haven't enjoyed Stians visit. Therefore recommendations on where to go out come easily from Stian as he walks you through the streets of Cape Town.

Book A Private Tour Book A Private Tour

Upon request we can arrange private tours. These can be tailored to suit your specific interests and time requirements.

 

Contact us by e-mail: capetownfreetour@nielsentours.co.za

Work With Us Work With Us

We are always happy to work with local businesses, initiatives, hostels and eateries in Cape Town. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in a beneficial cooperation.

Our Friends Our Friends

Baz Bus
Copenhagen Free Walking Tours
Motherland Coffee

Contact Us Contact Us

Mail:        capetownfreetour@nielsentours.co.za
Phone:    +27(0)766369007

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