Full Time Cape Town Course Programme (example)

  • Berkhamstead

    A tour guide's role is vital as often it's the tourist's first impression with the people and culture of the place they're visiting.

  • Table Bay and Cape Town City

    Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, capital of the Western Cape and the most beautiful city by the sea, is on everyone's 'bucket list'.

  • ‘Fynbos’ part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest in the world with more than 8 500 different species and only found in the Western Cape.

    'Fynbos' part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest in the world with more than
    8 500 different species and only found in the Western Cape.

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    Bontebok only found in South Africa and Lesotho, with the Western Cape home to the largest numbers.

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    Our 9 different Wine Regions offer tourists more than 500 different wine estates to visit and sample cultivars such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz and even our own exclusive Pinotage.

  • Cederberg

    Tourist will love South Africa's sunshine and exquisite scenery. We offer many outdoor activities such as hiking in the Cedarberg Mountains. "Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustave Flaubert

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    Hermanus, only 1,5 hours from Cape Town, rated the best 'whale sighting' destination in the world. Join us for the Whale festival in September.

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    The spring flowers along the West Coast cover the land with a colourful carpet each year from July to September.

  • Paternoster

    Coastal towns along the Cape coastline offer tourists scenic beauty, tranquility and rest.

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    Share your love for Cape Town and South Africa with others by becoming a tourist guide. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Location: Intaka Island Eco Centre, Park Lane, Century City, Cape Town

Programme

Monday 08:15 REGISTRATION Scott
09:00 Introduction and Explanation of Course Content Presentations, Assignments, Written Examinations Scott & Julie
10:00 Tea
11:00 Communication Techniques Julie
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Guiding Techniques 1 Guest Lecturer
14:30 Tea
15:00 Guiding Techniques 2 Guest Lecturer
Tuesday 08:30 History 1 incl population groups  Scott
10:00 Tea
10:30 History 2 incl architecture Scott
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Communication Skills Julie
14:30 Tea
15:00 Geography of South Africa Julie
Wednesday 08:30 Wine Course Pieter de Waal
10:00 Tea
10:30 Wine Course Pieter de Waal
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Depart for De Grendal and Altydgedacht Pieter de Waal
Thursday 08:30 Bokaap and the Muslim community Guest lecturer
10:00 Tea
10:30 Table Mountain Natural Park Guest lecturer
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Itineraries Julie/Scott
14:00 Tea
14:30 Group Project – Overberg, Breede River Valley identifying visiting points, plan timing, plan route, costs Julie/Scott
Friday 08:30 Tour of Historical Cape Town Guest Guide
1. Adderley Street 8. Waterfront
2. Castle 9. Government Ave
3. District Six Museum 10. Company Gardens
4. Groote Kerk 11. Tuynhuys & Parliament
5. Slave Lodge 12. Iziko Museums
6. Table Mountain & Cable Car 13. Jewish Synagogue
7. Signal Hill & Noon Day Gun
Monday 08:30 Tour of the West Coast with microphone practice Scott/Julie
1. Blouberg 8. Cape Columbine
2. Koeberg 9. St Helena
3. !Khwa ttu 10. Velddrif
4. West Coast NP 11. West Coast Fossil Park
5. Langebaan 12. Darling
6. Saldanha 13. Mamre
7. Paternoster
Tuesday 08:30 Kirstenbosch/Flora of WCape Guest Guide
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Township Tour and the Xhosa people Guest Guide
Wednesday 08:30 Tour of the Peninsula with presentations Julie/Scott
Thursday 08:30 Tour of the Winelands with presentations Julie/Scott
Friday 08:30 Wine exam Julie/Scott
10:00 Tea
10:30 Marketing yourself as a tourist guide Guest Lecturer
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Assignments, Exam, Course Evaluation Julie/Scott
16:00 CLOSURE