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.
- Tour Itinerary -
09h15 Kloof Street – vibey heart of Gardens and the ‘let’s do lunch’ crowd.
09h30 The Long Street Baths – historic Turkish baths and pool
09h45 The Company’s Garden – superb, ornate, city centre park.
10h15 St. George’s Cathedral – Tutu’s centre of resilience.
10h15 The Slave Lodge – how Cape Town and its people came to be
11h00 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.