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George M.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

My passion for the tourism industry began more than 15 years ago, when I arranged a highly successful sight-seeing tour for several friends and family members who decided to visit and explore the natural scenic beauty and diverse culture of South Africa.

I grew up in a family where a love for the outdoors was a way of life. I spent most of my career in a corporate financial environment, which has given me an immense understanding of the various industries that drive our economy in South Africa - Tourism and hospitality being one of them. During the middle of 2014, I decide to leave my successful career as a professional banker and pursue my ultimate dream of becoming an "ambassador" of our beautiful country, effectively turning my passion into a career. I must add that going back to study again was an incredibly liberating experience.

I am an avid purveyor of all the unique aspects that South Africa has to offer the world from a tourism perspective. These include, but are not limited to; it's rich wildlife, unsurpassed scenic splendour, award winning wines and culinary delights - not to mention our amazing hospitality. South Africa is steeped in profound history and natural beauty. It is also a wonderful melting pot of cultural diversity, making it one of those "must see" places on anyone's travel agenda… A true "Rainbow Nation" as our beloved Nelson Mandela had wished for. As a registered tourist guide and "SA Specialist", I hope to make every visitor's experience a truly memorable and unforgettable one! I live by the simple philosophy of "Creating memorable experiences to esteemed guests all year round".

My other passions include travelling to the "great outdoors", where I love to spend my leisure time with close friends and family, either camping in the mountains or soaking up the sun. I also love photography and I am a keen sailor, having achieved my Provincial colours in the sport. I support two charitable organisations, namely the National Sea Rescue institute and "Tears". (The Emma Animal Rescue Society) My other hobbies include travel, reading and historical research.

Today, my sole "mission" and passion is to show off what Cape Town and South Africa have to offer as a premium travel destination. Cape Town is regarded as one of the best "value for money" destinations in the world, due to its weak exchange rate. As a local tourist guide, let me take the hassles out of your holiday while you sit back and relax, immersing yourself in the amazing vibe that Cape Town and its surrounds has to offer.

My key focus is YOU, our guest. I will tailor-make and design the perfect one day or multiple day travel plan to best suit your personal requirements and budget and will take the hassle out of you having to plan where you'd like to go, where you'd like to stay and what you'd like to experience. I look forward to welcoming you with open arms and creating the perfect and most memorable experience for you in the best City in the world!

A Recent Review of this guide

Personal, flexible, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We booked George for the day and, in mid-stream, asked for a major change to the itinerary which he seamlessly accommodated. His extensive knowledge of Table Mountain, the penguin preserve and Robben Island along with ALL places along the way imparted more local knowledge than we could hope to retain. We do not say this lightly: you would be foolish NOT to book George for a day around Cape Town. Seriously.
Tom Gorman

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Credentials

Qualified cultural tourist Guide - Cape Town and environs
Qualified Provincial tourist guide - Western Cape Province (registration no. WC8644)
Selected as best guide in Cape Town and 6th best in the world (out of 25,000 guides) - 2018
Regional finalist 2017 (best tourist guide) - Lilizela Awards (SA Tourism)
Qualified First Aider - Level one (Red Cross International)
PrDP (Professional Driving Permit)

Restrictions

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Tours by George M.

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Private tour guide George

Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders,...

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A wonderful scenic meander of the Cape Peninsula, Cape of Good Hope,...

360 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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Cape Winelands - Fully Uncorked and cooked,...

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A comprehensive discovery and tasting of the magnificent Cape Winelands,...

380 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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Cape Town City highlights and Table Mountain,...

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A comprehensive and historical inner City tour and an amazing cable,...

350 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Robben Island, Table Mountain and City,...

A wonderful tour of Robben Island, a trip up Table Mountain and a historical,...

350 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Half Day City Tour

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A colourful, interactive and cultural City Tour

250 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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