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Footsteps to Freedom Tours

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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About Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Footsteps to Freedom specialises in private touring in and around Cape Town. Curious travellers sometimes want a little more than simply scenic drives, selfies and shopping. Our Footsteps Guides have all had other professional careers before training as tourist guides. We'll reward your curiosity with specifically crafted experiences in Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Cape of Good Hope. Our private signature walking tour of the historic heart of Cape Town, "Footsteps to Freedom", tells the story of Cape Town and its people. We use streets, buildings, monuments, memorials and the passing street-scene as props develop a story of Cape Town and South Africa's dramatic past. Stories of Dutch and British colonial rule, slavery and apartheid, and finally our peaceful transition to a real democracy. The "Mandela in Cape Town: from prisoner to president" walking tour of Cape Town focusses on the story of apartheid and Nelson Mandela's role in its defeat and demise.
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Anne Marie C wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked our tour at very short notice but that wasn't a problem for our lovely guide Zuzeka who gave us an informative, authentic insight into the history of Langa where she lives with her family. She answered all our questions honestly, showed us around and talked about life in the township. We also saw some amazing arts and crafts created from recycled matetials by some of the township residents. It was a great tour - highly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Hello and thank you so much for the feedback on your Langa Township Tour - so glad you enjoyed it and we will send through your comments to your guide as well, she certainly does a great job!
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ronib733 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York84 contributions14 helpful votes
We spent a morning tour in Cape Town with Garth Angus of Footsteps to freedom. He provided a clear, interesting and informative picture in a listener friendly manner. In a short morning, Garth was able to take us through historical and current social dynamics, challenges and issues in the most vivid, cordial and interesting way. We learned so much in just a few hours. Garth’s presentation offered a helpful framework for our understanding of all we experienced during our South Africa trip. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the tour and really glad you enjoyed learning more about our colourful and interesting South African story!
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Wee T wrote a review Dec 2019
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Our guide Ivor was superb. Very knowledgeable and patient to explain both what and why things happened the way they did, the various turns of events, the history of the places. I found a new appreciation and respect for the South Africans, especially the purple people in the Cape of Storm. One of the best two hours I've invested and I'll come back for more. You know its good when I didn't even bother to take photo of the piece of the Berlin Wall.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback and so glad you found the tour to be interesting and informative - as South Africans we certainly have a very colourful story to tell! I will pass your comments onto Ivor
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denbaar wrote a review Dec 2019
Trier10 contributions2 helpful votes
Our first contact with Ivor Shasklosky was immediately very sympathetic. He took the time to know us a bit better on our background and interests. We met in the Mount Nelson hotel and he gave us some insight in its history and the art of Dylan lewis. His huge knowledge and enthusiasm of cape town “contaminated” us. Ivor is an educated personality with a rich life experience. We appreciated his knowledge on history and politics of the RSA also in a broader world perspective. During the walk he showed us details and highlights in the centre seasoned with many little stories. He took the time needed without looking the clock. We walked for around 3,5 hours and it was the perfect start of our 4 days stay in Cape Town. We can highly recommend this tour with Ivor. Thank you, Bart and Christine
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from GarthCT, Owner at Footsteps to Freedom Tours
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you for your response Bart and Christine and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cape Town and your time with Ivor. The Footsteps to Freedom city walking tour is certainly a great way to orientate yourself amidst the complex history and politics of our country.
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Leslye F wrote a review Dec 2019
Boca Raton, Florida11 contributions7 helpful votes
We are an African American family. My husband I took our two adult children and daughter-in-law on a trip to South Africa, which included Johannesburg, Cape Town and safaris in Kruger. Our guide in Cape Town for a half-day walking tour was Garth who simply was OUTSTANDING. He is a fountain of knowledge about not only SA history, but US and world history as well and easily wove together parallels and contrasts between US history and SA history. While a native South African, Garth also had spent time in the US studying and was able to bring his personal knowledge to bear as well. He is a natural teacher and a delightful tour guide. I highly recommend both the tour company and Garth personally.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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