On this tour you'll walk along St George’s Mall, once known as Venus Street, to Greenmarket Square. A long time ago, seafarers would have wandered here in search of a tavern or boarding house. Wealthy burghers, whose elegant homes lined the street, would have sent their slaves off to Greenmarket Square to restock the larder, and a dentist would have fitted you with a set of wooden teeth... Or you could have engaged in a friendly chat with Baroness von Ludwig in her tobacco shop.
Bishop Robert Gray may not have approved of smoking and imbibing, but he too ambled down St. George’s Mall. And much later, so did Cecil John Rhodes. More recently you might have had the fortune to shake hands with Nelson Mandela, as he wound his way from the Mandela Rhodes Building to St. George’s Cathedral.
Ah yes, and today? You'll be able to mingle with the crowds, browse the souvenir and food stalls, cafes and restaurants, and admire some of the remarkable architecture of the boisterous Greenmarket Square. Here you can join in with the holiday mood, tap your feet, or even dance a little to the spirited tunes of cheerful singers and drummers.