Walking Cape Town: Urban walks and drives in the Cape Peninsula by John Muir

The perfect companion for the urban sightseer, Walking Cape Town features 33 easy walks and drives through the streets and suburbs of one of the world’s most beautiful and popular cities.


From the Company’s Garden in the heart of the city to trendy Green Point, Sea Point and Camps Bay, the colourful Bo-Kaap, and the bustling seaside villages of Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town, this comprehensive guide reveals the fascinating history and urban charm that has made Cape Town one of the top destinations in the world.

John Muir, an expert on Cape Town and its hidden gems, provides a wealth of information on all that can be discovered en route: the city’s colonial past, Victorian and contemporary architecture, museums and monuments, churches and mosques, parks and gardens, and rivers and wetlands. Fully illustrated with more than 250 photographs, this extensive guide also includes: easy-to-follow directions and full-colour illustrated maps; essential information on walking and driving distances, terrain, level of difficulty, opening times and contact details; suggestions for restaurants, pubs and coffee shops along the way; fact panels on the city’s iconic landmarks and famous residents.

For locals and visitors wanting to discover more about the city’s rich heritage, Walking Cape Town is an indispensable guide.

About the author


A former city councillor and past chairman of the Simon van der Stel Foundation a heritage conservation body, John Muir regularly leads heritage tours of the Cape Peninsula. He has published two previous books, Know Your Cape and John Muir’s Guide to the Western Cape.

Published by Struik Travel & Heritage (An imprint of Random House Struik)

ISBN: 9781920572945

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