Make The Most Of Your Visit To Cape Town
Cape Town tour guides have a great deal to offer commencing with the pride and love that they have for the areas that they work in
Cape Town, the Peninsula and its surrounds offer exceptional beauty spread over a vast area and a history dating back 366 years. We are fortunate to have an excellent road infrastructure, but with the population fast approaching 5 million plus many thousands of visitors, our peak periods extend over three to four hours twice a day. This may prove to be a hindrance to visitors wanting to see as much as they can in a short visiting period. There is nothing more disappointing than having spent a lot of money only to leave without having experienced all that you could have.
The solution is to employ the services of a qualified and registered tour guide. Cape Town tour guides have a great deal to offer commencing with the pride and love that they have for the areas that they work in, have invested a great deal of time and money completing their courses, successfully proving their competency, enabling them to pass on to their clients the vast knowledge they have acquired. They are very familiar with the routes around their area making for quick and safe travel time.
Their vehicles are of a high standard, fully roadworthy with the necessary insurance coverage (very important in the event of an accident). The guides are fully licensed drivers, including Professional Driving Permits and drive cautiously and courteously, having the safety of their clients as their number one priority.
When a Tour Guide quotes for a particular outing it usually includes transport, entrance fees to the venues that are to be visited (there are occasional exceptions which they will stipulate when quoting), plus the tour guides services. A plus is that clients are not expected to pay tour guides entrance fees, they have free passage.
Tour Guide Identification - Registered tour guides must firstly wear a badge which is a replica of the South African flag upon which will be their name and their Registration Number, even more importantly they must be in possession of a Tourist Guide Identification Card issued by South African Tourism and have their photograph, their name, their registration number, their identity number and the period of validity. Be careful of anyone purporting to be a tour guide who cannot provide these means of identification.
Remember, travelling to and seeing a site is only half the journey, coming away with a knowledge of it’s history and facts pertaining to the venue make your visit complete and fulfilling. Only tour guides can give you this satisfaction.
Baywatch House is fortunate to offer the services of their in-house tour guide who is qualified to operate throughout the whole of the Western Cape, Namaqualand, the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth and it’s environs.