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


09:00Introduction and Explanation of Course Content Presentations, Assignments, Written ExaminationsScott & Julie
11:00Communication TechniquesJulie
13:00Guiding Techniques 1Guest Lecturer
15:00Guiding Techniques 2Guest Lecturer
Tuesday08:30History 1 incl population groups Scott
10:30History 2 incl architectureScott
13:00Communication SkillsJulie
15:00Geography of South AfricaJulie
Wednesday08:30Wine CoursePieter de Waal
10:30Wine CoursePieter de Waal
13:00Depart for De Grendal and AltydgedachtPieter de Waal
Thursday08:30Cultures of Cape TownGuest lecturer
10:30Table Mountain Natural ParkGuest lecturer
14:30Group Project – Overberg, Breede River Valley identifying visiting points, plan timing, plan route, costsJulie/Scott
Friday08:30Tour of Historical Cape TownGuest Guide
1. Adderley Street8. Waterfront
2. Castle9. Government Ave
3. District Six Museum10. Company Gardens
4. Groote Kerk11. Tuynhuys & Parliament
5. Slave Lodge12. Iziko Museums
6. Table Mountain & Cable Car13. Jewish Synagogue
7. Signal Hill & Noon Day Gun
Monday08:30Tour of the West Coast with microphone practiceScott/Julie
1. Blouberg8. Cape Columbine
2. Koeberg9. St Helena
3. !Khwa ttu10. Velddrif
4. West Coast NP11. West Coast Fossil Park
5. Langebaan12. Darling
6. Saldanha13. Mamre
7. Paternoster
Tuesday08:30Kirstenbosch/Flora of WCapeGuest Guide
12:30Township Tour and the Xhosa peopleGuest Guide
Wednesday08:30Tour of the Peninsula with presentationsJulie/Scott
Thursday08:30Tour of the Winelands with presentationsJulie/Scott
Friday08:30Wine examJulie/Scott
10:30Marketing yourself as a tourist guideGuest Lecturer
13:00Assignments, Exam, Course EvaluationJulie/Scott