Below I have designed a selection of walking tours with an extra emphasis being placed on specific interests. The tours are based around the Heritage Walking Tour but provide a more detailed insight into the topics below:
Multiple religious changes occurred in South Africa following both the British occupation at the Cape at the beginning of the 19th Century and with the subsequent arrival of missionaries. During this walking tour I will plan to step inside at least two churches and share the history of Christianity which initially started in the Cape.
Today there are around 80,000 Jews living in South Africa, 90% are Russian/Lithuanian heritage. During this walking tour we will look at the beginning of Judaism in Cape Town dating from the early 19th century, along with some of the characters that have been influential and have contributed to shaping our community today.
This tour includes a stop at the Jewish Museum.
Art and history often overlap and in Cape Town we have several art pieces of art that commemorate either individuals or significant historical events. On route we will stop at some of our most notable creations and see how art has been often used to remember sensitive historical events.
Cape Town is a vibrant city and due to its position has always been considered a prized location for European settlers. As such Cape Town has been occupied by Dutch and British, each new group has left a lasting contribution to our architecture. During this tour, we will incorporate a variety of buildings from the last 350 years and include structures with both Dutch and British influence along with the more modern architecture of the 1940s Art Deco era.