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

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2.0 km
Ascend 27 m
Descend 43 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.

All Sightseeing Tours in Cape Town Individual Sights in Cape Town

Sight 1: 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)

arrow down foot steps 64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

arrow down foot steps 1010 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

arrow down foot steps 682 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: St. George's Cathedral

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St. George's Cathedral Danie van der Merwe Camera location33° 55′ 29.15″ S, 18° 25′ 10.42″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap-33.924763; 18.419562 / CC BY 2.0

St George's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, and the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town. St. George's Cathedral is both the metropolitical church of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and a congregation in the Diocese of Cape Town.

Wikipedia: St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town (EN)

arrow down foot steps 276 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

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The statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr in Church Square, Cape Town, is a sculpture of the South African journalist and politician Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, affectionately known as "Onze Jan". The statue was sculptured by Anton van Wouw. The statue was vandalized in April 2015 as part of a wider campaign against statues of colonial-era figures in South Africa. The statue's pedestal was covered with white material bearing the words "A black woman raised me".

Wikipedia: Statue of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr (EN)

Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.

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