Cape Town Free Walking Tour
Meet us - for our two daily, Cape Town Walking Tours at 11 am or at 2 pm or for our Lions Head sunset walk that starts at 4 pm .
All tours start on the corner of Wale Street and St Georges Mall (across from St Georges Cathedral).
Look out for the GREEN umbrellas!!Our free tours run 365 days a year come rain or shine - and no booking needed. Just show up and we will be there...
Free Tours by Foot | 11 am is a free one and a half hour historic tour of Cape Town City Centre
#FreeToursCapeTown | 2 pm is a free one and a half hour tour of beautiful Bo-Kaap with the different coloured houses
Paid Tour | 4 pm is a paid tour up Lions Head to watch the sunset.
See tour details further down on the page..
About Us | Cape Town Free Walking Tours
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.
11 pm Historic City Tour
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 .The tour is around one and a half hours long. 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
- 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.
2 pm Bo-Kaap Walking TourSee the colorful houses, smell the spices of the East, hear the mosques calling for prayer, let the Cape Malay food tempt your taste buds and get a feel of what else to do in Cape Town.
We might even show you a hidden place to get a local beer...
The tour is around one and a half hours long. The highlights usually are:
- Long Street – hear about the party street of Cape Town
Auwal Masjeed – the oldest mosque in Cape Town founded by “Tuan Guru” himself
The old tailors house
The Doctors house where it all started with the different colored houses
Biesmiellah Malay Restaurant and also Cape Malay food
The Atlas Spice Trading Centre - where you can smell the spices of the east and maybe do some shopping
Chiappini Street – arguably the most beautiful street in town – where the cameras start clicking
Bree Street – Long Street for grown-ups?!
Green Market Square
Keep in mind that all our guides have their own favorite stories, routes and experiences to share, so the exact route and sights may well vary slightly from day to day.
4 pm Lions Head Hike | Sunset WalkStarts at 5 pm during December to January 2015 and at 4 pm for the rest of the year.
This tour goes up Lions Head to a breathtaking 360 degree view of the sea, the city and Table Mountain from almost 700 meters height. Lions Head is believed to be an ancient volcano and when reaching the top some of our guests shed a tear, others propose to their girlfriends, but most of them just keep quiet and contemplate for a moment.
The tour is between 3 and 4,5 hours depending on individual hiking speed and time of the sunset. The highlights usually are
- The view of Table Mountain
- The view of Camps Bay and the Clifton Beaches
- The view of Green Point and Cape Town Stadium
- The view of Table Bay and Robben Island
- Hearing about the plant life and the Geology of Table Mountain
- The view of the Sunset
- Eating and taking pictures on the top
- The light of the City as it gets dark in the end of the tour
Keep in mind that all our guides have their own favorite stories and experiences to share, so the exact stories and insights shared may well vary slightly from day to day.
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.
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.
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
Upon request we can arrange private tours. These can be tailored to suit your specific interests and time requirements.
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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.