Town & South Africa
are some outstanding tourist guides in Cape Town,
people with abundant knowledge, passion for the country and skills as
enrich your experience of South Africa to have a guide
for at least one day on your tour. Some areas, such as the townships,
be properly understood and easily navigated with a guide. Such day
provide a much deeper understanding of South Africa.
In Cape Town
the 'classic' guided tours are the Cape Peninsula,
Winelands and townships. Hermanus (whales) and time in the city centre
museums and history) are also popular. Allow at least 4 days to see
lodges provide rangers, so a guide is not necessary on
safari, unless you have employed a specialist safari guide.
companies and hotels can arrange a guide for you. For
top-level guiding in Africa, and articles about some of the most
fascinating people, places and projects visit www.greatguides.org
visitors from the UK, and many of other nationalities,
choose to hire a car and
See our page
on Audio recordings
for a lead on excellent downloadable audio tracks and information. Cape
Town has an
enormous amount to offer, and is a fascinating city. If you do not have
then the recordings will provide you with insight that will greatly
taking a township tour whilst in Cape Town, this
cannot be undertaken self-drive. If well led, this will give you a
and uplifting experience.
you will find the quality of roads impressive, and
you will feel safe driving around. Remember that petrol stations only
underestimate distances... the Garden Route is 5 hours
from Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth/ Eastern Cape much further. Cape
Johannesburg is equivalent of London to Rome. It often makes more sense
(there are good budget airlines, try kulula and 1time) and pick up
|Many foreign and local tour
companies offer coach tours. Often the tours pack in destinations all
country and thus cover huge distances in a short time. You may well
spend much more time in one place: Cape Town deserves 4 days, likewise
Garden Route, for instance.
advanatages of the freshness, individual care and
flexibility of a private guide.
The page on Audio recordings on this
website will give you leads for high standard introductory audio and
other downloads about the country.
Atlas is a long-established company offering coach
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