IkapaPlaces Understanding Cape Town Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

IkapaPlaces Understanding Cape Town Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 4 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This is simply the best tour through which to get to understand Cape Town. We also call it the Understanding Cape Town Walking Tour (Waterfront to Company's Garden). It will give you the most insightful and thorough experience of the history, architecture, vibe and contemporary culture of Cape Town as a city. It will also make you understand South Africa as a country.

It is a mesmerizing storytelling experience, referring to the architecture, landmarks, and spatial planning of the city. It will provide you with astonishing insight into the Cape Town of today, as well as a thorough understanding of the complex history of South Africa.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 19 Dock Road, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

The tour starts at Ginja Restaurant at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, V&A Waterfront. Simply the spot with the best view of the city and Table Mountain, as well as the surrounding harbour - originally excavated under the supervision of Prince Alfred, son on Queen Victoria in the era of British expansion into Africa.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Battery Park @ V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

We amble along the walkways of the Canal District, stopping along the way for storytelling and take in the views from Battery Park with its skate park, basket ball courts and more. A great green rooftop space in the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

From the Waterfront we walk into the Foreshore area of the city, built on 194 ha of land reclaimed from the sea and today dominated by modernist buildings, before walking to the more historic part of the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 14Stories Rooftop Bar, 23 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

We stop for drinks, storytelling and one of the best views in the city. From here you can see Green Point Stadium, the Waterfront, Table Bay, Blouberg, the Foreshore, the old city centre and of course Table Mountain.

It is also the best viewspot from which to photograph the colourful and historically-significant Bo-Kaap district.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Heritage Square, Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

The tour ends at this historic complex of buildings dating the the 1750s. Today the home of a boutique hotel and a number of eateries, restaurants, bars and retail spaces. The courtyard boasts the oldest grapevine in the city!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Greenmarket Square, Burg St Corner Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa

We admire the incredible Art Deco buildings surrounding the square and pause for some curio market browsing too

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Georges Mall, St Georges, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa

We explore maginficent architecture and history along this pedestrianized street.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Company's Gardens, 19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa

We explore the spectacular garden that started out as a vegetable garden for the Dutch East India Company but became a Victorian Park over time. Today it is a stellar city park in the heart of Cape Town.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • The fee is for guiding/storytelling.

  • Snacks - Any food or drinks along they way is for the customer's own account on the day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

GINJA Restaurant Cape Town, On the Waterfront Pierhead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Return Details

The Company's Garden Restaurant, 15 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

User's Reviews


13 Apr, 2024

The tour was a simple walk from the waterfront to Company Gardens. However our guide Gerald combined a comprehensive world powers history of South Africa with Cape Town's own history, covering local landmarks, quarters and events. We found the tour very insightful wished we could have experienced it at the beginning of our trip instead of at the very end.


08 Mar, 2024

This is a wonderful introduction to Cape Town. We did it on our first day. We learnt such a lot about the history set in a world context. Gerald was entertaining and very interesting. It was also an orientation walk for us and helped us to get our bearings. Gerald was very helpful with practical information and advice. Highly recommend


28 Jan, 2024

Gerald was absolutely fantastic and really helped us understand the history, the culture and the progression of SoAfrica and the great potential the country has. We appreciated all his knowledge and story telling style and we were enriched for the experience. We learned a great deal. Thank you! I would give this 15 stars - a truly fabulous day.


13 Jan, 2024

The tour was such a great introduction to the wonderful city of Cape Town! Gerald was a fantastic storyteller and hugely knowledgeable - he truly helped me to understand how Cape Town has developed throughout history to become the vibrant place it is today. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour to all who visit Cape Town! Enjoy!


11 Jan, 2024

A great stroll with a mix of sights, snack and history. Really nice helpful guide. Highly recommend.

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Outstanding day!


Great tour - definitely recommend!


Fantastic Cape Town walking tour


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