The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most popular destinations and yet few people know the history of this port, once known as the Tavern of the Seas. It is South Africa’s oldest working harbour, and only a few decades ago was an uninviting, industrial port. On the tour listeners learn about the history of this famous harbour, from its humble beginnings to its construction into the beautiful destination it is today.
The tour is designed to open the listener’s eyes to traces of the past, daily operations and opportunities for the future. It is for tourists and locals alike.
To do this GPS guided tour, you need a smartphone or tablet, earphones and an internet connection to download the app. Free earphones are available from the V&A Waterfront Information Centre. Free WiFi is also available .
The tour takes 1 hour to complete.
How it works
2. Sign up using Facebook or email.
3. Select Cape Town.
4. Select and download the free tour Reinventing the Tavern of the Seas.
5. Once the tour has finished downloading, plug in your headphones and tap Start.
VoiceMap works offline and uses GPS to play audio automatically, at the right time and place. So, you can put your device away and focus on your surroundings. If you do wander off course, we’ll let you know. And you can always take a quick look at the map on your screen.
This tour is one of the many Cape Town attractions to enjoy at the V&A Waterfront.
Venue: Start at the V&A Waterfront Information Centre and finish at the Zeitz MOCAA in the Silo District
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