It has been a challenging year for South Africans and we all deserve a little downtime this Heritage Day. The good news is that, while we look forward to welcoming back international guests when borders open in October, Capetonians won’t need to compete with crowds of tourists to enjoy their favourite local attractions this year. And for those still cautious of venturing out under the cloud of COVID-19, VoiceMap’s Heritage Day promotion means that they can enjoy a free tour of one of the Mother City’s top attractions, in a fun, safe and socially distanced way.
“This Heritage Day, we want to assist the Western Cape government’s recovery plan – which includes focusing on domestic tourism, technology and social media – by encouraging people to get out and see their city,” says Iain Manley, CEO of VoiceMap. “Using the VoiceMap app, locals can explore five of the Cape Town Big 6 and other top attractions along with neighbourhoods that we don’t often think to visit – and they can do it on their own time, at their own pace.”
VoiceMap has over 50 tours across the city. So whether you want to retrace 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, we have you covered. There’s even a tour of Table Mountain’s top and one for while you’re queueing for the cablecar. There’s a tour of the Waterfront’s historic port too. If you’re looking for something a little further afield then why not try their Cape Point or Spier tours?
VoiceMap uses GPS for automatic playback, at the right time and place, and guides you with turn-by-turn directions. All you need is a smartphone and headphones. And when you do a tour, you won’t just be supporting the local attractions and passionate storytellers who published them – you’ll also be supporting the small businesses you visit along the way.
Cape Town’s usually thriving tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit hard by COVID-19 and the national lockdown, putting approximately half a million jobs at risk – according to SA Tourism. This Heritage Day, Capetonians can do their bit to support the beleaguered industry by simply venturing out and indulging in their favourite local flavours, sights and sounds.
And, in celebration of Heritage Day, you can download any one of VoiceMap’s Cape Town tours for free using a coupon code and following these instructions:
- 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
Your account will then be credited with one free tour which you can use to redeem any of VoiceMap’s Cape Town tours. Simply download the tour, charge your phone’s battery and when you’re ready to get going, grab your headphones, head to the start location and select Start Tour.