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Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront has taken tourism up a notch with its recently launched free GPS audio tour.
The downloadable audio ‘tour guide’ takes visitors on an informative walk through the historic V&A Waterfront, which has evolved from an industrial port – nicknamed ‘Tavern of the Seas’ by local sailors – to a world-class harbour destination that draws tourists both locally and internationally.
“The heritage of the V&A Waterfront is woven into the very fabric of the property, with most buildings and structures around us having important historical significance. This history – which is an integral part of the history of Cape Town – can often be forgotten in the rush of modern life. We worked hard to develop a meaningful, educational, interesting audio tour for our visitors to ensure that anyone interested in this history, can explore it at their leisure,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.
Visitors need only download the VoiceMap app on their Android or iOS device, search for and download the ‘Reinventing the Tavern of the Seas’ tour, plug in their earphones and tap ‘start’. And because the app is GPS driven, it allows visitors to explore the area at their own pace, keeping the informative commentary relevant to wherever they may be; as well as allowing them to switch off their mobile data and not use an active Internet connection for the tour.
The tour begins at the V&A Information Centre (close to the Amphitheatre and Cape Wheel) and ends at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in the Silo District.