Walking Tour of Cape Town



The City Bowl in Cape Town is a truly wondrous thing. Unlike many colonial city centres, it has a distinct lack of the ubiquitous Western chain stores and manages in large part to retain several tiny and very specialized shops,eateries, galleries, theatres, hotels and bars that would simply not survive in a pressured rental environment in a modern industrialized city.

Much of the city centre has been zoned for pedestrian usage, which means that it’s easier to experience it on foot than by car! The walking tour incorporates visits to some of the most significant historic sites, cultural landmarks and attractions in the City Bowl.



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09h00 Leave Parker Cottage after a fantastic breakfast.

09h15 Kloof Street
Vibey heart of Gardens and the ‘let’s do lunch’ crowd.

09h30 The Long Street Baths
Historic Turkish baths and pool

09h35 The Company’s Garden
Superb, ornate, city centre park.

09h45 St. George’s Cathedral
Tutu’s centre of resilience.

10h00 The Slave Lodge
How Cape Town and its people came to be

10h45 The District Six Museum
An inspirational piece of history

11h30 Greenmarket Square
Bustling African craft market

12h00 Long Street
The ‘anything goes’ street from dawn till dusk (and dusk till dawn)

12h30 The Bo Kaap
The cultural home of the Cape Malay community

13h00 De Waterkant
Design and chic abound in this gay friendly quarter

13h30 The Waterfront
Love it or hate it, Cape Town’s answer to Sydney harbour

Take a cab home to Parker Cottage.

If you enjoy walking tours, Cape Town is the perfect city for it. Parker Cottage offers accommodation conveniently close to many of Cape Town’s most visited attractions and is the perfect base for starting a walking tour of the city.

3 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa

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