The Village in the City: An Audio Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap

Magpie ID: SDQXEZ
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Location: Cape Town
Category: Walking & Bike Tours
Duration: 40.0 - 60.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Africa/Johannesburg
Highlights Iziko Bo Kaap Museum
Auwal Mosque
Tana Baru Cemetery
Summary
Stroll through the village in the city, with lifelong resident Shereen Habib
Description
Explore the Bo-Kaap with one of its renowned residents Shereen Habib. Starting at the Bo-Kaap Museum, wind your way past the neighborhood’s major sites and secret corners on old cobbled streets. You’ll visit the oldest mosque in South Africa and learn the real significance behind the Tana Baru Cemetery. Shereen’s intimate knowledge and unique humour reveals a living history of the Bo-Kaap that cannot be found anywhere else. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Bo-kaaps brightly painted houses provide excellent photography throughout, and there’s also a great lunch eatery where you can sample ridiculously tasty Cape Malay cuisine. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let Shereen direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is 1km and takes about a half hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime!

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Smartphone and headphone
Transportation
Food and drinks
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Health
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: -33.9213805, 18.4151484
Address: 71 Wale St, Wale St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Notes:
Start Location Notes 71 Wale St, Wale St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 6-99 years $5.00 Available on request

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Voucher Info

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YOUR CODE: BOKP2667

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TO USE IT:

1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play

2. Create an account

3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes

4. Enter the code BOKP2667 then select Download Now

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Please download the tour onto the VoiceMap app and charge your phone before you go. Remember to bring your own headphones. If the tour takes more than a few minutes to download, please stop the download, go to Account, select Purchased and try to download the tour from there. If you still experience issues, please contact us on [email protected]

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