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Some years ago, I made my first trip to France. I wanted to travel from Paris down to the Riviera and I read up as much as I could about routes, places of interest along the way and hidden gems that aren’t too well advertised. I quickly discovered that my planned itinerary was far too full and I missed out on some major attractions. To give you an example, we visited a town called Le-Puy-en-Velay and with the little time available to us, walked up the St Michel monastery built on a volcanic peak. It was only when I returned home that I discovered that the Le-Puy-en-Velay Cathedral of Notre Dame holds one of Europe’s black Madonnas. I travelled 1000’s of kilometres only to find that I had missed such a treasure! I have other examples but my point here is that it’s always best to use a local guide to show you around in order to get the best out of your visit.

At Up Close Tours, we know our product, namely – Cape Town: its history, people and architecture. Once you have attended one of our tours, you will leave with an enriched experience. We try to accommodate our guests as best as possible and we cater for the smallest of needs. Our snack packs include everything you require for a tour (including a small but appropriate gift to take home) and we take quality photos of the entire group rather than have one member taking the photographs and missing in the group photos.

When next you are in Cape Town, give our tours a try, you won’t be disappointed

Your Tour Manager