1/2 Day Qualified local tour guide with local Cape Town +/- 25ks from CBD establishment collection, transportation for the day from 8:30am to 12:30 or 12:30 to 4:30pm and an allowance of 200kms.
Make sure your guide shows you there Identification Card - Qualified guides will not be offended!
Price is based on using a 4 seater Sedan - If you require a bigger vehicle, please continue with your booking, additional upgrades are available in the shopping Cart.
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Trailer - 10 Suite Case for Extra Luggage - Transfer
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Our Professional tour guides have been all been vetted a have been working in the industry no less than 3yrs experience. There are advantages as well as disadvantages that should be taken into consideration before hiring a guide.
Reputable tour guides have undergone a program of training, such as certified tour professional training, and are either members of a professional guiding association or government certified. Tour guides normally are recruited from within the local community, so have a good knowledge of the area's history, culture and traditions. They are able to provide up-to-date factual information and answer any questions that you have about the site/attraction.
Dealing with Problems
Visitors to developing nations often have to deal with difficult issues of bureaucracy, such as obtaining permits for activities like climbing, fishing or camping, and language barriers can make this even more problematic. The advantage of employing a tour guide is that he/she can speak the language, has a better understanding of how local systems operate and is less likely to be cheated. The tour guide also can help to ensure that you are not conned by shopkeepers and taxi drivers, and acts as a deterrent to people who might otherwise hassle you, such as beggars and street vendors.
A professional tour guide will help keep you safe when undertaking adventure activities such as safari trips, mountain climbing, trekking, shark diving diving and Zip Lining . The guide is familiar with the terrain and local weather conditions and aware of danger zones, and many guides are trained in first aid.
Saving You Time
The tour guide will do all of the planning for your trip, including making reservations and travel arrangements. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your vacation.
In poorer countries like Egypt, many tour guides earn extra income through commission from other businesses, such as shops and restaurants. It is common at the end of a tour for clients to find themselves being pressured into purchasing goods or services they do not really want.
Lack of Flexibility
Organized tours often have a time limit and you might find that you have to leave the site before you have finished exploring. Tours also might follow a set route or visit only the main attractions of a site. One solution would be to take a guided tour to learn the basic information about the place, then return alone at a later date. On our private tours this is not that case, you can move along at your own pace and the Guide will advise and manager the time for the day, always passing on the choice to the guest.
Employing a tour guide can be expensive, particularly if yours is only a small group, as the cost usually is per day or trip, not per person. If you are traveling alone, it is more economical to take a schedule tour, this is still with a guide, but you will be joining other members of the public.