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
George gave us an Outstanding tour of Cape Town. Table Mountain was closed due to weather so he modified our day to give many sights of the area. He was willing to accommodate our interests. He is a wealth of cultural and historical information. My wife an I have traveled internationally for over 15 years and he is one of the top three guides we have experienced. If you get a chance to book him, do it IMMEDIATELY!!!!
Arthur Scheithauer Jr.
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)