Why Visit Cape Town with a local Guide.
If you are the type of tourist that walks around as fast as possible with a booklet called “been there, seen that” and make little marks while you are waiting with hordes of other tourists trying to get something to eat from some commercialised food store, local tour guides are not for you.
As a discerning, independent traveller however, experiencing Cape Town with a local tour guide can provide you with additional information and a local perspective that allows you to delve deeper into the culture of the people and the fantastic City you are exploring.
If you would very much rather go for an experience that would stay with you for the rest of your life, than just “been there’, you would absolutely enjoy being with me as I show my guests the local spots. Especially the “off the beaten track”.
When you are shown Cape Town from a local’s perspective and get to interact with them, you see the real Cape Town, a melting pot of cultures.
Imagine walking down Cape Town’s busy city centre and being introduced to African street vendors displaying arts and crafts from all of Africa, a lonely musician strumming his guitar in the park, drinking coffee in a side street cafe, walking through the Cape Town Company Gardens with squirrels coming to greet you and tame doves scooping up the odd bread crumbs and peanuts. And then when you are really hungry you get to eat fish out of tin plates or being welcomed into a local resident’s home to experience home cooked traditional Cape Malayan Koeksisters (a traditional sticky spicy treat which are so yummy). Eating divine “Petit Fours” from a local bakery, sharing the past and the present history with the locals and buying spices in a side street is just the beginning of what you will experience.
There is almost no end as to what a local guide can add to your stay in one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world.
Join me on a day trip to share and experience the cultures of Cape Town with a local guide.