My friends and family call me Iggy and I invite you to do the same as touring for me is a personal experience and I have made some life long friends whilst showing off my beautiful office!
Although my current love affair and work space is Cape Town I have had the privilege to live and work in some of the most beautiful places locally and abroad with none being able to match the mother city. If you appreciate natural beauty, friendly people and amazing cuisine then this is the place you want to be.
My journey into the world of travel and tourism started as a young boy growing up in the Zululand region just South of Swaziland and Mozambique. Born to a farming family that regularly entertained foreign visitors in the surrounding game reserves I quickly learned that I can work in a field that I am passionate about. This was an interesting time in South Africas' history as we were also transitioning into a democratic country and being freed from the shackles of apartheid. In the following years we relocated to Johannesburg where I experienced albeit through a young boys eyes the excitement and energy in the air for the world to see our beloved country and its people.
Tourism now became a career choice and I jumped on it every opportunity I could get, from travel and tourism as subjects in schools to finishing off my high school diploma in a Hospitality orientated school. Following my graduation I was eager to travel and started working in England in some of the top hotels where I learned that no matter how good the product is it is the person that delivers it that adds the extra value! With my new found wisdom I returned to South Africa and enrolled into University, completing a national diploma in Eco Tourism Management.
Fast forward a decade and here I am, right where I want to be, offering you all my experience and passion for this beautiful city, country and unique history. A tour with me will be fully catered to your expectations and can be altered to fit a romantic getaway, group tour or entertainment for the kiddies.
Tours are done in a spacious modern vehicle with leg room and air conditioning.
Please feel free to drop me a mail and lets work together to make this your best holiday yet!
A Recent Review of this guide
Iggy was fantastic! We were here during the Coronavirus pandemic, and although several sites we wanted to see were closed, Iggy managed to give us an in-depth and interesting tour of Cape Town. We learned about the history of the area, and got his unique perspective of it, as he is a local. And we got a great restaurant recommendation to boot! Please support Iggy and all the Tours by Locals guides during this difficult time.
National Diploma Eco Tourism Management.
Registered Cultural Guide, South Africa.
Level 1 First Aider.
Professional Driving Permit.
I am a registered tour guide for all provinces of South Africa. I will be able to accompany on all tours without restrictions within the country.