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Cape Town, doing it our way…

Our Cape Town – experience the city like a local… by Gareth Hardres-Williams

Cape Town – South Africa’s “Mother City” at the Southern tip of the African continent is somewhat of an enigma, but an enigma that is proving increasingly popular amongst our guests as either the place to begin an African safari adventure, or the place to wrap it all up.  Steeped in a fascinating and mostly contemporary history, the city offers so much to the visitor, who often struggle to fit South Africa’s legislative capital  city into a defining category.  Part European, but ostensibly African, Cape Town certainly captures the heart’s of visitors from the off.  As with any major city though, one can very quickly become overwhelmed by the options and thus easily fall in to the trap of experiencing only the “check box” sights of the city.  Whilst the little fella’s are a thrill to behold – there is so much more to Cape Town than penguins…

We enjoy offering our Anderson Expeditions guests a local’s perspective on the sights, sounds, aroma’s and tastes of the city, and whilst we will be sure to show you a penguin should that be your desire, we will also unlock a great deal more of the city and her surroundings.  Our Cape Town office is manned by Gareth Hardres-Williams, who lives and breathes the Cape Town experience and thrills at the chance to show off his home town.

We always begin our Cape Town exploring by making sure that we have a good understanding of what our guests are hoping to experience during a visit to Cape Town.  Once these interests are established, we look to explore the city and surrounds on a deeply personal level, not only experiencing the various attractions, but encouraging an immersion into the city and what it has to offer.  Be that a visit to one of our many friends in the winelands (Gareth’s previous life was spent as a winemaker in the Stellenbosch region), enjoying lunch with the farm dog at your feet, or insights into the many positive impact stories unfolding in and around the city.  We’ll get you access to the finest art galleries, or help you find that secret pathway down to the beach that only the locals know about.  Looking for a cup of coffee in the coolest spots in town, again, we’ve got that sorted too.  When it comes to where to dine, we not only know the best restaurants, but have the ways and means to get you in the front door ahead of the queues.

Cape Town’s accommodation offerings range from the sublime to the ridiculously amazing and we will also be sure to find that perfect fit for you in this constantly evolving space.

Fundamentally, Cape Town is a city best experienced as a local and we have that covered for you on every level.

Below are some of Gareth’s photographs taken whilst exploring Cape Town our way…