Cape Town Walk 1

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Name in local script:EKapa Walk 1
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Environment type:hill, ocean
Location type:city, downtown, urban

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Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
High season:December, January, February
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Language(s):English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:+27

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Route:A pleasant stroll through the will pop you out at Wale Street, at which point you’ll want to turn right. Follow the main road right beyond the Slave Lodge down Bureau Street, Spin Street and onto Albertus Street. Watch out for locals shouting out to friends and family in the Magistrates Court here.
 
(continued):After 5 minutes or so down Albertus Street you should see the straight ahead of you. After exploring this museum, head right along Castle Street until you reach the on your right. Once you’ve finished exploring there, head back into town along Darling Street towards and beyond the impressive . Continue along this road until it becomes the much narrower Shortmarket Street.
 
(continued):Following Shortmarket street, you’ll soon reach Greenmarket Square and , should you fancy a drink or a bite to eat. Otherwise, from here you should head left down long street and right at Wale Street after a few blocks. Follow Wale Street for 10 or so minutes and you’ll find yourself climbing up into the colourful neighborhood of .
 
(continued):Once in , you’ll want to head right over a couple of blocks to Longmarket Street, which you can then turn left onto and hike up. It’s a steep walk up, but it shouldn’t take any longer than 10 to 15 minutes. Once this road runs out, you’ll want to head a little farther up the hill using the trails following alongside a barbed wire fence. Look for the obvious gap in the barbed wire that will lead you to .

What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:4.5km
Altitude:0-500m

Top Descriptions

This is a downtown historical walk that takes you to some of most famous attractions in the Bowl area. Starting at and finishing at , put on some sturdy enough shoes and give yourself 3 to 4 hours to complete this walk and all the interesting attractions along the way.
 
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Top Tips

Although this walk doesn’t cover too many kilometres, if you plan on going into all the attractions listed you can expect it to be a good half-day’s excursion.
Keep your wits about you when climbing up through and to . It can get quite quiet as you climb higher up Signal Hill.
Consider timing the walk so that you can have lunch at the pleasant Greenmarket Square.
 
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