Table Mountain From Blouberg Beach

Posts of "Tourism News"

Parliament with Culture Connect

17 April 2019 by Lesley No Comment

Thanks to Kate Crane-Briggs Culture Connect for organising another great outing to Parliament with speakers Lila Komnick and Peter Soal. It was hard to imagine that we were standing in front of Parliament in what used to public space until the public works department, purchased the land, closed it off and made it part of ...

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Company Gardens: emphasis on the trees

13 April 2019 by Lesley No Comment

Huge thank you to Kate Crane-Briggs of Culture Connect for organising this fabulous outing through the Company Gardens with Clare Burgess (authority on landscape architecture). I can’t even guess how many times I have walked through the Company Gardens since I started guiding in 2002, so it was wonderful to learn something new about some ...

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Mount Nelson Hotel

7 April 2019 by Lesley 1 Comment

Thanks so much to Kate Crane-Briggs from Culture Connect who organises interesting outings featuring guest speakers full of expertise about their subject. A couple of snippets from the walk through the Mount Nelson Hotel, where PR manager, Gaby Palmer pointed out these simple chairs used in one of the dining rooms. These chairs were used ...

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Art: thought provoking art which we walk passed everyday

1 April 2019 by Lesley No Comment

I have walked passed this art work often, and only on a recent tour by Culture Connect did I learn about the true significance of this special space. From a distance, we see the image of a child’s face, and only on closer inspection, multiple newspaper ads are revealed. Our history reveals that between the ...

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Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District, Waterfront

20 June 2018 by Lesley No Comment

It was one of those beautiful, crisp winter mornings as I walked through the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront towards the Silo District to visit the Zeitz Mocaa, a wonderful educational organised by the Cape Town Tour Guides Association (CTGA). The Zeitz Mocaa really is a spectacular piece of architecture inside and outside. To get a ...

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Stellenbosch Synagogue

6 April 2018 by Lesley No Comment

Tucked away in Ryneveld st (close to the corner of Van Riebeeck st) in Stellenbosch is the synagogue , of which the foundation stone was laid in 1923.  Prior to this the first services were held from 1900 in a private house and a rented hall.  The adjacent house became the residence for the Rabbi ...

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Cape Fynbos Experience, with Giselle Courtney

22 November 2017 by Lesley No Comment

Today I was lucky to have the opportunity to participate in the Cape Fynbos Experience with Giselle Courtney (Get to the Point) at the Cape Heritage Trust, Company Gardens.  It is hard to find anyone with more passion and knowledge like Giselle, whose enthusiasm to share Cape Fynbos with everyone is infectious. Giselle lead us ...

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SA Sending Gestig Museum

24 January 2017 by Lesley No Comment

More information coming soon

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Methodist Church

24 January 2017 by Lesley No Comment

More information coming soon

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