V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour In Cape Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    11am and 14pm Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower Precinct, V A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Return Details :
    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the
V&A Waterfront from a different perspective and relive the stories and anecdotes about
South Africas oldest workingharbor.Travel back in time to the 1800s andfollow the journey as theharbordevelopedto becameone of South Africas
most visited tourist destinations.Get a greater sense as to
howCape Townstarted with a brief introduction at the start of each tour.
Site specific guides from local communities are dressed in
18thcentury costume to make you to feel as if you are in that time period with them as they share
facts, stories and insights into their culture. The tour covers
historical landmarks and buildings, each stop with a unique story.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

Know More about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

Starting at the Chavonnes Battery Museum you will get an introduction to the history of Cape Town and an overview of what you will see during the tour.

Duration: 10 minutes


Local professional guide




Entry/Admission - Chavonnes Battery Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Mar-2018

    Excellent tour with Matthew who was very informative - just wished we'd gone on this tour at the beginning of our stay in Cape Town instead of the end! He was also really thoughtful about making sure we were in the shade whenever we stopped for a while for him to talk. The only niggle is that part of the tour is currently inaccessible due to building work and will be unavailable for some time, so that it was only 75 mins instead of the advertised 90 mins - and I think we should have been informed about this change in advance.

  • 13-Jul-2017

    As Matthew led me around the V and A Waterfront in Historic Dress it seemed as though we went back in time and was actually there.
    I was the only one on the trip and had a very informative trip, and there was nothing Matthew did not know.
    I can highly recommend going on this trip, and it is great value for money.

  • 19-Feb-2017

    I was lucky enough to have the best guide, Willhem, all to myself. He was a mine of information, being a local historian and journalist. He gave me a wonderful insight into Cape Town history, along with many anecdotes and personal stories.

  • 13-Jan-2017

    Excellent tour. Informative guide who brought the Waterfront area to life. We would not have found the different spots ourselves or been able to put them into context. Learned a lot and it set the scene for our stay in this part of South Africa. Highly recommend it.

  • 28-Nov-2016

    Matthew Feltman was a great guide and had a wealth of information on the V and A Waterfront. It was great chatting with him and learning about the history of the waterfront, as well as the surrounding areas.

  • 16-Nov-2015

    Got a private guided walking tour which was great and personally!

  • 17-Aug-2015

    Celebrated author, historian, and retired journalist, Willem Steenkamp provided us with a detailed historic tour of the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. The tour took about 2 hours and provided a detailed history of Cape Town's shipping and social history. Willem's well researched historic tour provided great anecdotes that outline how the V and A was at the heart of Cape Town and its history, and how it has managed to not only remain relevant, but to be a vibrant part of Cape Town's current life. There are 22 historical landmarks of interest to both local Capetonians and to tourists on the tour and Willem's knowledge of the history, his relationships with various local agents, and his great sense of humor provide a well researched and interesting tour.
    For any person interested in getting a grounding in Cape Town's history, from it's origins with the Dutch East India Company through now, or just interested in history in general, this is a tour not to be missed!