Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Cape Town, South Africa


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.1 km
Ascend 25 m
Descend 17 m

Explore Cape Town in South Africa with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Cape Town

Sight 1: Iziko South African Museum

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The Iziko South African Museum is a South African national museum located in Cape Town. The museum was founded in 1825, the first in the country. It has been on its present site in the Company's Garden since 1897. The museum houses important African zoology, palaeontology and archaeology collections.

Wikipedia: Iziko South African Museum (EN)

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Company's Garden

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The Company's Garden is the oldest garden in South Africa, a park and heritage site located in central Cape Town. The garden was originally created in the 1650s by the region's first European settlers and provided fertile ground to grow fresh produce to replenish ships rounding the Cape. It is watered from the Molteno Dam, which uses water from the springs on the lower slopes of Table Mountain.

Wikipedia: Company's Garden (EN)

442 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Palm Tree Mosque

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Palm Tree Mosque

Palm Tree Mosque, or the Church of Jan van Bougies, or the Dadelboom Mosque, is a former residence and current mosque in Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa. It is the oldest substantially unaltered building in Long Street.

Wikipedia: Palm Tree Mosque (EN)

398 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Auwal Masjid

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The Auwal Mosque, alternatively spelled Awwal, Owal or Owwal, is a mosque in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood of Cape Town, South Africa, recognised as the first mosque established in the country. It was constructed in 1794 during the first British occupation of the Cape on land belonging to Coridon van Ceylon, a Vryezwarten. Coridon's daughter, Saartjie van de Kaap, inherited the property that was being used as a warehouse, and donated it for the use as South Africa's first mosque. The mosque was constructed in 1794 with renovations done in 1907 and extensive renovations done in 1936. It is the first mosque to observe public prayers and is where Cape Muslim traditions and the Arabic-Afrikaans language were first taught. It remains a symbol for Muslims of the recognition of Islam and the freedom of slaves to worship.

Wikipedia: Auwal Mosque (EN), Website

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Nurul Islam Mosque

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The Nurul Islam Mosque is a mosque in the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa. When it was founded in 1844, the structure could hold 150 worshipers. Renovated in 2001, it can now hold 700 worshipers.

Wikipedia: Nurul Islam Mosque (EN)


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