Our Portfolio of Tour Experts
Consists of a wide range of high calibre specialists from a variety of disciplines, whose depth of knowledge really brings your trip to life. This is our distinguishing difference.
We connect you to a cross section of specialists and experts handpicked for their ability to engage, who mix on-site explanations with off-site conversations, and mingle informally, especially over meals.
These guest lecturers escort you around interesting places, sharing nuggets of their knowledge, while tour leaders look after the practicalities.
What makes our tours enriching is that you get to meet a number of resident specialists on each tour, hear multiple perspectives and see with ”new eyes”… because we believe that …
but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust
Earth scientist and Expert with a doctorate from Harvard University, who taught marine geology at the University of South Florida before moving to the University of Cape Town, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. Since publishing The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town, he has become a sought after lecturer. Read more
Art and architecture expert, historian and author of seminal books on South African architecture such as the definitive The Old Buildings of the Cape and Old Towns and Villages of the Cape. He has been involved in arts and culture since immigrating from Holland, as curator of the Stellenbosch and Groot Constantia museums. Read more
Former chief executive of the National Botanical Institute and then the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) based at Kirstenbosch, he spearheaded its transformation into a world-class organisation of high credibility. He founded the Southern African Botanical Diversity Network and was involved in multi interdisciplinary and research programmes resulting in numerous publications. Read more
Archaeologist and heritage impact assessor and expert, she is involved with the reconstruction of palaeo-environments by way of faunal remains. With a PhD from the University of Cape Town she was part of a team excavating open shell middens and rock shelters along the West Coast. Read more
Trained as a hard news journalist, she covered stories as diverse as shipwrecks, murder trials, before being seduced into wine writing “by accident”. Was editor of Wine magazine for nearly eight years before opting for a freelance career, where she’s still eating and drinking well as a contributing author to the Eat Out guide. Read more