South Africa’s soul is represented through her people – a long lineage of courageous explorers, fearless warriors, selfless clerics, ‘never say die’ freedom fighters and enigmatic peacekeepers. Since the Cape was first unwittingly discovered in 1488, battles have been fought, new frontiers discovered, unspeakable human suffering endured and the ultimate victory won in democracy.
This beautiful land would not be what it is today without the legends who lay down their lives in sacrifice for it. It is these South African icons that the “Untold Stories” Day Tours serve to revere, while giving visitors the opportunity to literally experience history through an immersive walk back in time.
Tour guides have been carefully selected to charismatically simulate the figures they have taken on as alter-egos. They have intimately studied and adopted every detail of their character, including their dialect, dress and life experience. From Jan van Riebeeck or Barthlomeuw Dias, guests have the opportunity to meet and engage with the character, and to get answers to questions never before posed.
Guests walk with their tour guide, back to a time long past of the ‘Cape of Storms’ which linked the infamous spice and trade routes of the world. Guests learn more about what it took to be a pioneer in unchartered terrain at a time when both the weather and people were highly volatile.
Acquire a new skill taught by a community led project before a walk in the Company Gardens, Cape Malay Quarter, and experience the noon gun fired on Signal Hill. Visit the Castle of Good Hope and secrets of the V&A Waterfront.
|Country tour||South Africa|
|City of excursion||Cape Town|
|Languages spoken by the guide||English|
|Duration of the tour||9 hours|
|Creation Date||Wednesday, 06 May 2020|