Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is located at the Foot of Africa where the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean and the warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean meet. Early Portuguese seafarerswho rounded this dangerous poin,t called it the Cape of Needles because they found that the needles of their compasses showed no deviation there. The…

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Over a century ago, a botanist called Harold Pearson searched Cape Town high and low for the perfect spot to build a botanic garden. When he arrived at an overgrown farm called Kirstenbosch in February 1911, he ignored the wild pigs and weeds and declared “This is the place!” The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is amongst…

Table Mountain Cape Town

A well-known folk tale is that of Table Mountain being the warden of the Southern corner of the earth. It tells that the African god Tixo, God of the Sun, conceived a child with the Earth Goddess Djobela. Their son, Qamata, went on to create the world. The Great Dragon of the Sea became so…

Long Street Cape Town

London has SoHo; New Orleans, the French Quarter; and Cape Town has Long Street. One of the oldest streets in the city, Long Street lies in the heart of Cape Town’s city bowl and is most certainly on every tourist’s must-see list. Stretching along more than 20 blocks of Cape Town’s CBD, it lives up…

Cape Point tour

. Cape Point is one of Cape Town’s most popular tourist sites, but many people who visit here are unaware of the  fascinating facts that have helped to make this unique rocky promontory what it is today. Learn more of these intersting facts on our Cape Point tour. The Cape Peninsula’s rich and diverse plant…

Die Bo-Kaap and Tuan Guru

My Dad was a Geography teacher at Hottentots Holland High School in Somerset West for more than 30 years and he  used to commute to school every day on his Vespa scooter  These days Vespas have become the trademark of the Hipster crowd but back then it was simply an affordable way to get around…

HMS Birkenhead – part 2

Through the ages many ships have sunk off the dangerous coast of the Strandveld, the castaways from these wrecks played an integral part in helping to shape the culture, traditions, language and architecture of this wonderful area on the southern coast of Africa. The sea doesn’t have friends, the Southern Atlantic is a cold, dangerous…

Its a matter of Spanspek

The great thing about going on a guided tour is that the places you are visiting comes alive with the stories of the past and the present, through the stories of the tour guide. If you are simply sightseeing, you actually miss out on so much, sure we get a cool little picture for our…