Footsteps Townships

Cape Town History & Heritage Tours, Camps Bay

Your complete cultural experience of Cape Town - the old and the new, the then and the now! 

Experience the historic heart of the city on foot in the morning, while learning about South Africa’s dramatic history and combine this with an authentic township experience in the afternoon. We start the day in the historic old city where we set the scene for our story of Dutch and British rule, slavery and apartheid, freedom and democracy. We’ll meander through the Company’s Garden, Grand Parade, the City Hall and Castle of Good Hope, lively Greenmarket Square, now home to a bustling African curio market and the Slavery precinct which includes the Slave Lodge and Church Square. We also learn the story of District Six and visit the Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter) with its colourful houses and quaint cobbled stone streets. 

In the afternoon, you will meet the local residents, understand their hardships and triumphs and be inspired by their sense of community. To ensure your encounter is genuine and true, registered tour guides who are either resident in the townships or intimately involved in township life conduct our township tours. 

The private tour includes return transfers from city based hotels.


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When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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