Discover Cape Town's Past: V&A Waterfront In-App Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1.6km
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Duration 45m
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This tour was generated with the help of AI with human post moderation. It allows us to propose more diverse content for you while keeping good quality and lower price
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Discover V&A Waterfront's transformation with the In-App Audio Tour
  • See historic vessels at the SAS Somerset exhibit
  • Admire Nobel Peace Prize winners' statues
  • Explore Nelson Mandela's legacy at Gateway
  • Feel the buzz at the vibrant Market on the Wharf
Embark on a solo adventure with the V&A Waterfront Self-Guided Audio Tour, ideal for history buffs and culture enthusiasts. Beginning at the sturdy Ferryman's Tavern and wrapping up at the architectural wonder, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, this tour is an invitation into the heart of Cape Town's vibrant evolution from a bustling industrial port to a cultural landmark. The route leads you through a cascade of historical points, from the enchanting Time-Ball Tower and impactful Nobel Square to the ingenious Swing Bridge and the bustling Fish Quay, ensuring a full experience of the harbor's living heritage. As you meander along the path, the tour reveals the Waterfront's transformation, intertwined with tales of sailors, merchants, and visionaries who shaped this maritime theater. The journey begins at the Ferryman's Tavern, continues past vibrant marketplaces, under the watchful gaze of the Clock Tower, and on to the colorful 'Need Money' planter boxes and playful seals, capturing the harmonious blend of trade, tradition, and modern-day living. Listeners are treated to unique experiences: witnessing the functional beauty of Africa's only canal lock, feeling the legacy of Nelson Mandela at the Gateway, and marveling at the ingenuity of containerization. Interactive and visually stimulating, this tour is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds, culminating in an understanding of why this waterfront is a cherished gem in Cape Town's coastal crown.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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