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Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town

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    What to Expect
    Lace up your running shoes and meet up with your group and guide at Mouille Point Lighthouse. Your start time will depend on whether you’ve selected the morning or afternoon departure.

    Begin your run by trotting through Cape Town’s Victoria & Albert Waterfront, one of the city’s more well-known tourist hotspots, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain. Make sure to stop for a photo with the statues of South Africa’s four Nobel Prize recipients. As you continue running, learn about the history of Cape Town from your guide. You’ll hear about its initial exploration in the 15th century by the Portuguese and discover the story of Sir Lord Charles Adderley, an Englishman who helped prevent the city from becoming a convict station much like Australia.

    Proceed next to the fort constructed by early Cape Town pioneer Jan van Riebeeck and see the five-sided Cape Town Castle. Just nearby is City Hall, a site known as the location of the famous speech given by Nelson Mandela following his 1990 release from prison. Then pass by the art deco buildings downtown and learn about the history of slavery in Cape Town as you proceed by the Dutch Reformed Church.

    Check out the lush greenery of Cape Town’s Company’s Gardens before running down Queen Victoria Street, where you’ll learn more details about South African apartheid and see the Cape Supreme High Court. Keep pushing forward as you head uphill (the only hill of the day) and into the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood. This Muslim community is known for its rainbow-hued homes and cobblestone streets.

    Head next through Cape Town’s trendy De Waterkant area and jog past the fanwalk, constructed for the 2010 World Cup, before finishing back at your original starting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Green Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Andrew was very knowledgeable, chose a great route and was quite flexible regarding the speed. And a fun bonus: He knows the best spots for pictures.
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    Response from PhilippaJephson, Owner at Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town
    Responded 6 Dec 2019
    Thank you for your positive feedback, Andy's eye & Cape Town's own beauty definitely helps with the pictures... ;) Thank you for running with us! Philippa & Andy
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    My guide Andrew picked me up at my AirBnB and took me on a 7 mile run around some of the highlights of the bowl of Cape Town, including Bo-Kaap, de Waterkant, Greenpoint, the waterfront, and the Company's Garden. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the interesting and unique
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    Response from Run_Cape_Town, Owner at Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town
    Responded 30 Sep 2019
    We're always happy to hear our running guests come away having exercised both body AND mind, AND we're chuffed that you were lucky to experience some Cape Heritage, on Heritage Day! :) Thank you for the lovely review, no doubt Andy enjoyed sharing the city bowl with you just as much as you did - thank you for choosing to explore some of the Mother City with us, on the run.
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    I contacted Run Cape Town to help me organize a long run I needed to do as part of my marathon training while I was on vacation in Cape Town. Philippa was immediately responsive and arranged a guide/running partner for me (Andy). Andy planned an amazing route and was also
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    Response from PhilippaJephson, Owner at Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town
    Responded 10 Jun 2019
    We really appreciate you taking the time to write this wonderful review, thanks Todd! We hope the training will stand you in good stead for your marathon & that Andy's friendly banter & inspiring stories will keep you going during those 42 km!! Wishing you all the best for race day, have a blast - let us know how it goes ... ;)
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    Leo met us at our hotel at 7am and asked us what we wanted to see. We asked for a historical tour and he did not disappoint. He was so informative and knowledgable about every building/park/landmark. We stopped quite frequently so even if you weren’t a hardcore runner you could
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    Response from PhilippaJephson, Owner at Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town
    Responded 10 Jun 2019
    Thank you for these wonderful words! The city tour is such a great introduction to the city & we are so glad Leo was able to join you on this tour - his experience as a guide & runner is immense! Glad to hear you have some good photographic memories of the experience... Keep up the great running!
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    What a great company to run with. They organized a run for me last minute. Andy was a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Very attentive to my limits and abbilities. Could tell I was up for a bit longer run and suggested just that. Started off hiking part way up Table
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    Response from PhilippaJephson, Owner at Historical City Running Tour of Cape Town
    Responded 12 Feb 2019
    THANK you for taking the time to write this lovely review - that is an awesome run you did with Andy, such cool views, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed it .... Hope to see you for more running adventures soon! - Philippa
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    About the operator
    By: Run Cape Town
    154 reviews
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    Austrunning
    10
    Great Morning Run in the rain.
    Picked up and drop off at my hotel with a 22km run up Table Mountain. Nothing could be better! Only if it stopped
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    Ajay718
    Short Hills, New Jersey
    97
    Great Way to See Cape Town
    I’ve run guided tours in a number of European cities and tried the same in Cape Town. It was a great experience.
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    Austrunningcouple
    50
    Running around Table Mountain in the Fog
    On a quick visit to Cape Town I wanted to run up Table Mountain so I contacted Run Cape Town and enquired.
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    Corinnariedle
    Berlin, Germany
    50
    Great guide and fun experience
    Andrew was very knowledgeable, chose a great route and was quite flexible regarding the speed. And a fun bonus: He
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    tristravelling
    10
    Run Table Mountain
    A fantastic run with Andy! Had a great time, the route was great and Andy was a great guide to Table Mountain.
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    BleakCabalist
    10
    Scenic run through the the city bowl of Cape Town
    My guide Andrew picked me up at my AirBnB and took me on a 7 mile run around some of the highlights of the bowl of
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    Todd H
    21
    Amazing and challenging run along the coast to Chapman's Peak!
    I contacted Run Cape Town to help me organize a long run I needed to do as part of my marathon training while I
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    adamhC4950HB
    20
    Informative and chilled running tour
    Leo met us at our hotel at 7am and asked us what we wanted to see. We asked for a historical tour and he did not
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    JimmyM12345
    Palmerston North, New Zealand
    3219
    Amazing views, great guide, wonderful morning!
    Like the reviews below I am full of praise for this tour company. We ran up Table Mountain, beating the crowds and
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    Razz C
    London, United Kingdom
    189
    Jogging tour of Cape Town
    A great way to see parts of the city that you wouldn't otherwise see. Great local guide (Andy) who was
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    YosiW16
    10
    Great way to experience Cape Town
    I was able to book the run in the shortest notice; everything went very smoothly and pleasantly and I enjoyed
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    happyrev826
    31
    Fantastic Way to See CapeTown!
    Loved my tour of CapeTown with Philippa! The route she designed was great and I got to see wonderful things I
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    Dan271377
    11
    Fun run up Table Mountain
    Really enjoyed the Table Mountain Trail run with Andy. He is a great conversationalist and a terrific
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    JennyLilleus
    11
    Amazing morning run
    Amazing trailrunning with Andy in Table Mountain. Great pickup service and the next time I’ll book a longer run.
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    GabrielM548
    Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
    11
    Table Mountain Trail Run
    What a great company to run with. They organized a run for me last minute. Andy was a very knowledgeable and
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