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Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour

Ecke Hout Street 66 Loop Street | Prins & Prins Diamond Museum,Huguenot House, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 462 4252
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Excellent tour

We spent the morning with Ursula and learned so much about the city. She pointed out things we... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
boycesher
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Matera, Italy
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Interesting, enjoyable walking of Cape Town CBD + Bo Kaap

We (4 of us) enjoyed our Cape Town CBD + Bo Kaap walking tour with Ursula. A great way to see the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
MNBadger
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Enjoy a living, noisy and intriguing city as we manoeuvre through 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, (it is recommended that ladies carry a scarf to cover the shoulders, in the event that we enter a mosque), step into St. George's Anglican Cathedral and enjoy a stroll through the Company's Gardens where we pass Parliament, the National Library and Tuynhuis, the President's official town residence. We enter Groote Kerk, the country's oldest church and allow the story of slavery to unfold as we pass the former Slave Lodge and look at the Slave Memorial on Church Square. The walk then leads to the Grand Parade, lined by the City Hall where Mandela gave his first speech as a free man, and the Castle built on the city's original shoreline. The story of District Six is told, historic murals and grand art deco buildings are discovered. The walk ends on bustling Greenmarket Square, dominated by the Methodist Church and Old Townhouse. The walks last about 2.5 hours and can be handled by anybody, there is no steep uphill except for a gentle rise towards Bo-Kaap. The tour takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting at 11h00 and are conducted in English and/or German, depending on the composition of the group. No prior booking is necessary during the summer season, although in the winter months from May to end September it is advisable to book. Just come to meeting venue in 66 Loop Street/ cnr Hout Street to purchase your ticket. The fee for adults is R 250.00 per person (cash only). Accompanied children under 14 walk free. N.B. It is advisable you come by taxi. Cape Town's streets are heavily congested and parking is extremely difficult to find.
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Ecke Hout Street 66 Loop Street | Prins & Prins Diamond Museum,Huguenot House, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the morning with Ursula and learned so much about the city. She pointed out things we would never have seen or discovered on our own and it all seemed so fresh, in spite of the fact that she's been doing these tours for...More

Thank boycesher
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I enjoyed our walk together and your own curiosity about our city which adds so much value to a walking tour. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Cape Town.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We (4 of us) enjoyed our Cape Town CBD + Bo Kaap walking tour with Ursula. A great way to see the center of Cape Town and learn about the history. This tour is a great way to get started in a visit to Cape...More

Thank MNBadger
Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. It is always a great pleasure for me to show our vibrant city to visitors who have a genuine interest in history, past and present. Thank you for taking the trouble and time to review the walk...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting historical tour. This walking tour gave us a nice view of the main places of Cape Town. We had an excellent guide who explained the history of the city and the relation with the current life in SA

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

I am grateful to you that you took the trouble to review the walk, particularly when one is on holiday and time is a scarce commodity! It was fun and enriching walking with you and showing you our living city.

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ursula is a wonderful guide passionate about Cape Town. A fabulous way to see the city and learn the history. We were locals sightseeing with international guests.

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for helping me to make this walk a happy experience; I value in particular input from the 'locals' ! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

With only a few days to spend in Cape Town and not wishing to waste a lovely sunny day by being indoors, a walking tour seemed to fit the bill. Ursula of Wanderlust wrote the book - literally. The other tour guides in town use...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

I am really glad that you enjoyed your wander through town and history with me. But without your own enthusiasm and interest it might never have been so much fun. It is true, many visitors miss out on so many fascinating things to do and...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful 2,5 hour walk around Cape Town with the German guide Ursula. You are told about the history of cape town as you slowly walk throw the town and are introduced to the local spice shop in Bo-Kaap and small other local markets of...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

I am very grateful to you that you found a moment to share your impressions of the walk. It is good to know that you enjoyed the tour through the town and Bo-Kaap, and were able to absorb a little of the local flavour! I...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a brilliant way to see, and listen to stories about, Cape Town. Ursula Stevens is just wonderful, bringing Cape Town to life in an extremely informative and understated manner. If it fits your schedule this is 2.5 hours really well spent.

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thanks for your warm words. Thanks also for contributing to the story with your questions and interest. I hope that the memory of Cape Town will be with you for years to come! Have a wonderful stay in our boisterous city.

Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a brilliant way to spend 2.5 hours in Cape Town. We had just arrived in this vibrant and interesting city and Ursula's tour was a brilliant way to get an understanding of the historical context. Ursula is a fabulous guide and we thoroughly...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thanks for your own enthusiasm that helped make the walk such a happy experience. Thank you also for taking the time to review the experience, I really appreciate it and wish you a few more happy days in Cape Town.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

This 2.5 hour walking tour is a leisurely and thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the history and geography of Cape Town. It is run by Ursula Stevens, who has lived in the city for over 30 years and is very knowledgable about its past and present....More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Thank you for taking time off your holiday schedule to review the walk! Indeed, it was an enjoyale morning spent together; sometimes I feel time is far too short to show our visitors everything our noisy and lovely city has to offer. I hope you...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We did a historical tour with Ursula around Cape Town. It was raining when we started but in no way dampened the tour. Ursula was so informative and entertained us as we walked around the points of interest. Well worth it if you have the...More

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Capetownonfoot, Owner at Wanderlust - Cape Town on Foot Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

thanks a lot for taking a few minutes to comment on the walk. Indeed, I enjoyed your company and I am glad that I succeeded in bringing our city a little closer to your heart. I wish you many more happy days in Cape Town.

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The tour costs 250 rand which is too much. You'll notice that the price is never mentioned. On a nice day the groups are large. I've done it twice over the past six years. The guides are excellent, but they raised the... More
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tommo_8
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Response from Capetownonfoot | Property representative |
Dear Tommo, thank you very much for interest in our historical walking tour. We walk From Monday to Friday, staring at 11:00 and on Saturdays, starting at 10:00 Our meeting point is either Cape Town Tourism or the Bookshop... More
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