Cape Town, The Cape of Good hope, The Mother City. Call it what you will, the fact remains that it is one of the most beautiful places in world and home to one of the most mystifying natural wonders, Table Mountain.
Cape Town has lured visitors far and wide for decades. Many of whom will testify that even after several visits they have not experienced all that Cape Town has to offer. One of the major obstacles that tourists face is driving wherever they want to go, often facing congested main roads. When they finally reach their destination they can not appreciate it fully due to the lack of historical knowledge behind the attraction.
One company has taken it upon themselves to remedy this problem. They have made it their mission to make Cape Town a walkable city for everyone. The best part of it all is that their services are absolutely free, however should you feel the need to leave a tip it will be much appreciated!
Nielsen Tours offer free walking tours in Cape Town. The tours accentuates the Mother City’s dramas, political ventures, revolutions, heroes and of course villains. In essence they give you a glimpse into what it means to be a true Capetonian.
Even with a free tour opportunity, many may argue that Cape Town is a pricey holiday destination. This is simply not true, with free walking tours, affordable accommodation and cheap flights to Cape Town via Flywise, there is no reason why Cape Town cannot be the perfect holiday destination.
Nielsen Tours are available almost 365 days a year, with the exception of the 25th and 31st of December. Unlike traditional tours you don’t have to make a booking, all you need to do is look out for their green umbrella at anyone of the following sites:
- Green Market Square
- Woodstock Exchange
- Greenpoint Lighthouse
Nielsen’s daily tours starts at approximately 10am with the last tour at 18:30 and lasts approximate 90 minutes per tour. Some of the most popular tour sites covered include: The Castle of Good Hope, The Slave Lodge, St Georges Cathedral, The Presidents House, Madiba’s first speech as a free man, Green Market Square, Companies Garden, The Most Spoilt Citizens of Cape Town and The Oldest Living Citizen in Cape Town.
Other tours include:
- Bo-Kaap Walking Tour
This is where you will see colourful houses, experience the musical call to prayer and enjoy the aroma of exotic eastern spices.
- District Six Tour
A historic tour through the partly rebuilt slope that depicts the drama that affected many and inspired Hollywood directors.
- Street Art Tour
A tour that shows the very essence of Capetonian art.
- Promenade Bicycle Tour
A Bicycle tour that takes you to many Cape Town hotspots while you enjoy the Atlantic Ocean breeze.
- Taste of Cape Town Tour
A tour that is both informative and satisfying.
Please keep in mind that Nielsen Tours go above and beyond to ensure that everyone has a memorable experience. However seeing as they offer the services free of charge, please remember to take some money on your tour should you wish to sample some of the local cuisine.
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There is no reason to delay any longer, visit Flywise to book a cheap flight to Cape Town and start planning your next holiday adventure today.