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The best way to start your visit to any city is surely to do a walking tour. Cape Town has Footsteps to Freedom, the popular guided walking tour of South Africa’s most historically intense square mile.
Footsteps to Freedom invites you to reach into the soul of Cape Town, by retracing 350 years of dramatic history. Specially trained tourist guides will bring to life the challenges facing the early Dutch settlers, the pain of slavery, the Cape as a colony, the tragedy of apartheid, and the joy and triumph of our new "Rainbow Nation".
The three hour walking tour takes in historical sights like the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, and slavery sites like the Slave Lodge and Slave Tree. At the Parliament Buildings and District Six Museum you will hear about apartheid and get to understand the effects of racism and discrimination on the lives of ordinary South Africans.
In Government Avenue near St. George’s Cathedral, Footsteps to Freedom tour guides will tell you about our three Nobel Peace Prize-winners; Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk. They will show you the building where the apartheid laws were passed and where they were later repealed after De Klerk’s dramatic speech at the opening of Parliament in February 1990.
In Greenmarket Square and St. George’s Mall, you will feel the energy and pulse of the new South Africa – something you simply cannot experience from inside a bus.
You will feel our enthusiasm and hope for the future of our dynamic new democracy. Join us as we lead you through the streets of Cape Town, along our Footsteps to Freedom!