Customised Tours

Let me create a special experience just for you, perhaps a general ‘get-to-know’ the city, or, a specific art or architecture tour combination. I can arrange leisurely paced or lightning-speed tours.

Cape Town’s Centre

Get the lay of the land – walk through the city visiting local and tourist attractions, including places generally not open to the public. This is a great way to get to know Cape Town, while getting a good feel of South African history and life.

Art to see & Art to buy

Discover Cape Town’s dynamic, impressive and growing art scene. Whether you are interested in street art, galleries, museums, studios or purchasing art, we have the knowledge and contacts to get what you’re after.

Architecture & Design

Enjoy Cape Town’s history and spaces, as told through its design and buildings. Styles vary enormously within a small area. Meeting the makers and designers is often included. And, if you want, shopping at independent designers and market stalls.

Looking for inspiration?

Recent private, customised experiences

  • City orientation with a history and architecture focus (two and a half hours)
  • Street art in Salt River (two hours)
  • General city walk (two hours)
  • Exploring South African art (four hours)
  • Galleries, museums and art studios (two and a half days)
  • Art Deco (two hours)
  • Urban Treasures (three hours)
  • Walking tour with lunch in the Bo-Kaap (three hours)
  • Zeitz MOCAA (one to two hours)
  • Norval Foundation (two hours)
  • Ellerman House (one and a half hours)
  • Samosa folding and spice class in the Bo-Kaap (one and a half hours)
  • Drinks and eats in an art collector’s home, hosted by the collector

 

Have something specific in mind? Contact me and let’s create a special tour for you. If I can’t help, I might know someone who can!

FAQ’s

I can send you a link to pay by credit card in any currency; for tours less than three hours there is a small supplement. For those with a South African bank account EFT is best i.e. electronic funds transfer via your bank. Paying via your hotel and travel advisor can be options. Regular clients and those through personal referral can pay cash on the day.

It is up to you! Most city walks are two and a half hours. But I’ve done it in an hour for those very short of time, and longer with lunch – usually in the Bo-Kaap for a taste of Cape Malay either in a café or a home.

Art tours – half a day, over a few days, or day – it depends on what you are after.

Absolutely. My street art tours are popular with young teens – recently I have done tours for Grade 6’s and 7’s in Salt River. I have also curated art, cultural and architectural tours for groups visiting from American universities.

  • Sensible shoes – good for walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Weather protection – hat, sunscreen, windbreaker, waterproof (not sure what you mean with waterproof…)
  • Phone, purse/wallet out of view and well tucked away and close to you e.g. in a zipped handbag or inner jacket pocket.
  • For the Bo-Kaap– no short shorts, strappy tops. If visiting a mosque, women need a scarf for the head. For synagogues, men cover their heads.
  • No gold necklaces visible, ditto Rolexes and flashy jewellery.

Please make sure you are insured for theft and accidents.

  • Contact me asap – phone (then WhatsApp or SMS/text).
  • Cancellations – on the day – no refund
  • A day to three days in advance – 50% charge
  • During peak season from 15 Dec to 15 March: three days to a week – 25% and over a week and less than a month – 10%

At your accommodation, a landmark or a gallery. – It depends what works best for us both.

For city orientation and art tours we walk. A driver and car can be arranged in advance for an extra cost. Or you pay for an Uber (or we use your vehicle). Having transport is good for art and design buying trips.

Please let us know anything that could affect the tour, such as bad knees, recent surgery, phobias and food allergies.

They certainly can be – seeing the sites, street art and art spots that will interest kids (in fact street and graffiti art tours are winners for multi-generation family groups). But for buying art or a specific interest, such as architecture, it is generally best to leave the kids behind. (I have two teenage kids so like to think I can handle kids).

Yes. I can organise a translator or a member of your group/party could translate. Alternatively, I could find another guide. I am used to giving tours to people whose first language isn’t English.

Absolutely. I personalise a voucher with names of who it is for and from. They are valid for a year.

Yes, certainly. I can also arrange this.

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