Explore a living city as we negotiate its busy streets! History, culture and architecture are woven into our story.
We find our way to the colourful Bo-Kaap, the country’s oldest Muslim area, discover the city's first theatre, step into St. George’s Cathedral, pass Parliament, visit Groote Kerk, the oldest church in South Africa and allow the story of slavery to unfold as we look at the former Slave Lodge and Slave Monument on Church Square where also the origins of the Afrikaans language are explained.
Stunning art deco buildings accompany us on the way to the Grand Parade overlooked by the Castle, City hall and former Drill hall. Here we also discover the city's original shoreline. The walk ends on bustling Greenmarket Square, where the Methodist Church and Old Townhouse dominate.
From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.Low
No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.Medium
Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.High
These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.
Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.Low
Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.Medium
You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.High
Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...
Weekly Scheduled Tours
Times: 11h00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding Easter Friday and Christmas)
Departs from Prins&Prins - 66 Loop Street, cnr Hout Street. Includes highlights, St. George's Anglican Catherdral, Slave Lodge, Jan Smuts Statue, Goverment Avenue, Parliament, Tuyhuys, SA National Gallary, SA Nations Museum, Cecil John Rhods Statue and ends in Greenmarket Square.
- Tour leaves at precisely 11h00 so get there 15 mins earlier
- If you are travelling in from the outskirts of the City, it is advisable to take a taxi in as Parking can be difficult to find.
- Duration usually 2.5 hours.
- Leisurely stroll with frequent stops
- Children under 14 are free
If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to travel dates, 100% cancellation will be charged
Tips for Walkers
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Guided walks depart daily - irrespective of weather conditions.
Summer days can be hot - wearing a hat is a good idea, and do not forget your bottle of water and sun protection cream.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate and winter days can be cool and wet. Along the trail a number of trail partners offer warm and cosy stops like the many galleries in Church St where we will browse for local art, under cover.
Safety in Cape Town has improved greatly thanks to the efforts of the Central City Improvement District. However, as in any big city, care should be taken, so we suggest that you leave valuables like jewellery at home.
Group size: as no prior reservation is necessary, it can differ from 1 to 20. In the season the numbers can rise to 20 though generally speaking the groups are smaller.
The walk can be offered in English and/or German depending on the composition of the group.