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Relive the early days of the Cape Colony. Your knowledgeable guide will evoke an era of sailing ships, colonist and slaves. Visit the colourful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter; the Castle, the oldest existing building in the Cape- the city hall, where Nelson Mandela addressed the world on his release from Robben Island and more
Behold the majestic mountain ranges and surging seas as we follow the coastal road around the ‘Cape of Storms.’ The highlight of this tour being the beauty and splendour of Cape Point. We include visits to Kirstenbosch botanical garden; Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg; the penguin colony at Boulders; Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope; Chapman’s Peak drive; Hout Bay harbour (optional)
Your day spent in the Cape winelands will be one to treasure for years to come. You will savour some of the best wines that the region has to offer, in splendid settings away from the ‘madding crowds. ‘ The esteemed wine writer, Jancis Robinson recently rated this wine area as “the most exciting in the world.” You will enjoy award winning wines, while learning about the history of the area, and the current situation of the South African wine industry. Find out about the French term ‘terrior’, and the Dutch word fynbos, as they relate to Stellenbosch and surrounding towns. One to not be missed.
2 – 3 HOURS
A great way to get ‘under the skin’ of any city is to, … go walking. The compact nature of Cape Town lends itself to this way of getting to know more about colonization, wars and slavery, apartheid and freedom, important historical figures such as Jan van Riebeeck, Cecil John Rhodes, Nelson Mandela and more. The tour can be tailored to suit your interests and time that you have available.
Annually voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Vincent grew up and did his schooling in Johannesburg, taking part in as many sports as possible, as well as excelling in public speaking and debating. He spent most of his leisure time in the bush, collecting snakes, birding, fishing, hiking and camping. After studying film and video, and working in the business, he spent around 20 years in the corporate world in sales and marketing.
Vincent entered the hospitality industry as a guest house owner in the beautiful town of Knysna, before deciding to relocate to Cape Town to become a guide, in 2012.
The Stellenbosch wine farms are a particular interest, and he has recently completed courses run by both the Cape Wine Academy, as well as the University of Adelaide Wine 101X.
He is an active runner, mountain biker and canoeist, and enjoys reading biographies, especially those of ageing rock stars. He is often complemented on his wide ranging general knowledge. Having completed around 400 tours, he says that there is no such thing as “a bad day touring in this beautiful, fascinating part of the world, meeting great folk from every corner of the world.
” Thanks Vince, you were the best !”
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