by Jared

I have the immense privilege of calling Cape Town home, and as you may have noticed from my Instagram feed, I love showing her off! As a travel journalist and tour guide based in Cape Town, I’m inundated with requested from my foreign guests on what to do, and equally locals looking for some inspiration. Here’s some information that you may find helpful:


Want to visit Cape Town and have a private tour guide with the best insider-tips? As a qualified guide I’d love to show you in and around the city in person – every month I set aside a maxumum of two days for private tours, and these book quickly, so contact me for availability. You can either select one of these prepackaged options, or even more excitingcontact me to put together a tailor-made experience. You’ll be driven around in the safety and comfort of my gorgeous Golf 7.

Click here to view some feedback from recent tours – and some lovely words from celebrity Instagrammer Pilot Patrick here. For those wanting to book tours, I usually offer a complimentary 30 minute Skype ahead of the trip to help plan the itinerary and answer any questions you have. I’m a qualified tour guide and Cape Wine Ambassador. Here are some ideas of what I love doing:
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2. Where to Stay

I’m asked frequently about where to stay in Cape Town – and further afield. Firstly, Click here to view reviews from the 150+  hotels, reserves and lodges I’ve stayed at as a travel writer. STAY FOR LESS: I’m excited to offer discounted stays at a few of my favourite picks – particularly Game Lodges. See the list here.

3. My Recommendations

After countless requests, here are some of my recommendations. Don’t forget to follow my blog for updates – and Instagram for the most up-to-date suggestions.

  1. 52 Cape Town Hidden Gems: Part 1 and Part 2
  2. Western Cape Top Wine Farm Recommendations
  3. Top 5 New Cape Town Experiences
  4. Top 10 Cape Town: From an Insider
  5. Cape Town Top 10: Where to Eat and Drink


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