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Celebrate Heritage Day with this free audio tour guide

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VoiceMap is offering one free audio tour for a major Cape Town tourist attraction to celebrate Heritage Day.

If you're in the Mother City this week, why not make the most of a day outside by learning more about the city. The weather is expected to be great, so a walk outside now that we're in Level 1 is a great morning activity before your afternoon braai.

There are over 50 tours across the city and you can pick the one you're most interested in and download it for free. 

The include a routes to trace the Cape’s original shoreline, explore Bo-Kaap with a local or find out more about the history of  Groot Constantia, the oldest wine producing estate in South Africa. There’s even a tour of Table Mountain and one for while you’re queueing for the cablecar.

The VoiceMaps replace the need for a tour guide and impart vital information on the track you are walking along. It really is a fabulous way to meander the city.

How it works

VoiceMap is an audio tour app that uses your phones GPS to identify where you are and guide you as locals, journalists, novelists and podcasters contribute knowledge on your surrounding area.

All you need is your phone and a pair of headphones. It also traces your movement so when you stop to look at a curio shop or just take in the beautiful scenery you can pause and once you start walking it will begin where you left off. 

How to get started

  • Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Create an account
  • Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
  • Enter the code heritage then select Download Now
  • Go to your tour location, put in your headphones and press Start Tour
Leila Stein

Leila Stein is an experienced multimedia journalist and content producer with a special interest in data journalism. she is skilled in news writing, editing, online writing and multimedia content production and have a Bachelor of Journalism  from Rhodes University and an Honours in Historical Studies from University of Cape Town.