Cape Town on Foot & Bo-Kaap
City Walking Tours
tel: +27 (0)21 462 4252
The walk is conducted in English and/or German, depending on the composition of the group.
|Start and Duration||
11:00 to approx. 13:30
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Please purchase your tickets about 15 min. prior to the start - we aim to leave punctually!
|Fee||R 250.00 per person|
|Accompanied children under 14 free|
|Meet||Prins & Prins Diamond Museum,"Huguenot House", 66 Loop Street, corner of Hout Street|
|Tickets||Cash only – can be purchased on the day of the walk|
The only way to explore a city is walking its busy, noisy streets, chat to a local and simply be open to new impressions. Wanderlust has been guiding city walking tours for nearly twenty years. Indeed, Wanderlust was the pioneer for walking tours in Cape Town - and they have grown from strength to strength. Our aim is to make you fall in love with the city, to entice you to come back. How do we achieve this? By offering a professional tour with a smile and an abundance of enthusiasm. We offer the walks in English and/or German depending on the composition of the group.
We start with a gentle uphill to Riebeeck Square, one of the oldest market squares in town - today a mere parking area. Here, the city's first theatre still stands. Then, on our way to Bo-Kaap, you will be confronted with Capetonians' driving skills or lack thereof as we cross Buitengracht Street. Bo-Kaap, so rich in history, is the country's oldest Muslim area. The first mosque we pass is the Boorhanol Mosque, and then we stroll along the most colourful street in the city. Of course, one is captivated by the colours, about which many inaccurate stories are told - our story traces the real history of Bo-Kaap. If possible at all, we step into the oldest mosque before winding our way back to the city. Once more we negotiate the furious and agressive traffic in Buitengracht Street, discover the Supreme Court Building, the Provincial Parliament and emerge on Wale Street. Here, St. George's Anglican Cathedral is our next stop. Unless a service is in progress, we will enter this world-famous cathedral that played such a significant part in the struggle against apartheid. Then we walk through the former Dutch East India Company's Garden, pass Parliament, the National Library and Tuynhuis, the President's official residence. On the way to Church Square, we come upon the former Slave Lodge and the Slave Memorial and enter, if possible, Groote Kerk, the oldest church in the country. The onward route takes us to the Grand Parade, lined by the former City Hall and the Castle, the country's oldest building. Here we discover Cape Town's former shoreline, learn about the story of District Six before being captivated by stunning art deco buildings. We are not far from lively Greenmarket Square. Here the remarkable Old Townhouse and Methodist Cathedral are another reminder of the city's colourful history. On this square, the emancipation of the slaves was proclaimed in 1834. You too are free now to enjoy the lively square! Indulge in some culinary delights and souvenir shopping. Our walk through town and history has ended and we hope that you have enjoyed it.
Our advice is that you come by taxi - parking in the city centre is a nightmare.
Important Notice-Wichtiger Hinweis
Cape Town on Foot is going on holiday!
From 14 May to 30 June 2018 there will be no personally guided city walks.
But you can explore the city and Bo-Kaap with our English or German audio tours. Download the free VoiceMap App VoiceMap. Select and download one of the Cape Town on Foot walks such as Bo-Kaap via iPhone or Google Play, and off you go! Please rate your experience at the end of the walk.
The normal walking schedule will resume on my return.