City walk – open your eyes
January 5, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amR400
Get to know Cape Town’s bustling, diverse and dynamic past and present – this walking tour is great if you are new to Cape Town or wish to know it better.
Classic must-sees are mixed with hidden gems. Repurposed historic buildings, architectural landmarks, hidden away art spaces, new developments…we’ll see the good, bad, ugly and beautiful.
I point out places of significance and interest – Castle of Good Hope, District 6, Old Granary (now the Tutu Foundation), Anglican and Catholic Cathedrals, Groote Kerk and slave history monuments in Church Square.
We visit briefly the flower market, old Main Post Office, A4 Foundation, House Union Block, Greenmarket Square, Church Street and Company’s Garden.
Colonial to contemporary, styles are wide ranging, often side by side – African, British, Dutch, American and even French.
Art is around every corner – some free standing, others on buildings – from new large murals to carvings created a century or so ago. It is easy in a bustling city not to look up and enjoy such detail.
We start at the main entrance to the Castle of Good Hope; a map will be sent beforehand, along with a short visual history of what it all used to look like.
We finish by Greenmarket Square, with the option for keenies to come with me to Heritage Square by the oldest known surviving (and still productive) vine.
Come after breakfast as we won’t stop for refreshments, and wear comfy shoes, for a morning to remember and enjoy.
R260 per person paying pre 25 December, then R400
For more info and to book firstname.lastname@example.org +27 72 377 8014
Do join me for light lunch afterwards, ideally letting me know in advance.
I run this open, public tour once a month – do book your own (great for family and friend groups)