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by Christine Hogg in Cape Town
03 Jul 2015
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Changing Neighbourhoods: Walmer Estate and Upper Woodstock

Distance 2.5km
Duration 42min

Walmer Estate and Woodstock are changing. Christine Hogg – a curious local – set out to discover more about the area's hybrid architecture, colonial history and recent transformation.

She found residents, business owners and NGO workers who are all aware that a shift is happening, but have different... More»

Loc 69 Upper Mel...
by Matt Weisse in Cape Town
01 Jul 2015
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Cape Town's Secret Tunnels and Lost Rivers

Distance 2.3km
Duration 34min

Join Matt Weisse on a leisurely walk through the city, following in the path of the old underground rivers and tunnels to the Castle of Good Hope. Parts of the underground Canals and Rivers date back to 1652. They used to supply the passing ships with fresh water. Later these rivers became pleasant... More»

Loc 121 Queen Vi...
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Faith & Courage: Metairie Cemetery Stories

Distance 1.6km
Duration 27min

Enter the former Metairie Race Course, an earthly venue for the “quick,” now elegantly transformed into a glorious “City of the Dead” - where no one is in a hurry. Architecture and archeology seem to converge in this hallowed landscape of imposing society tombs and soaring mausolea. Experience an angelic... More»

Loc Pontchartrai...
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The Kennedy homes of Georgetown

Distance 2.2km
Duration 37min

Stroll the path of Camelot's early days, when a beautiful young journalist met a rising politician and wartime hero who later became the U.S. president. See the many homes where John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy resided, Martin's Tavern where they got engaged, their church Holy Trinity, and Jackie's home... More»

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The White House's Lafayette Park

Distance 0.9km
Duration 14min

This is a walk through a small park, but it is also a journey that covers love, betrayal, murder, a duel to the death, attempted assassination, ghosts, the heroes of two wars and - oh yeah - the White House.

Loc 827 16th Str...

Lincoln's Assassination

Distance 2.2km
Duration 37min

Why did America's most popular actor kill the president? And how did he do it? Was John Wilkes Booth a madman exacting revenge for his beloved South or maybe more? Guide Rick Snider, who is a distant relative of Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt, takes you through that fateful night's... More»

Loc 1600-1608 H ...