Off Beat Tours
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
"I would highly recommend Simric Yarrow's tour guide services and the lovely Cob House. My 10 year old son and I stayed 3 days and wished we could have stayed longer. Simric tailored our visit to our interests and needs and budget. So many highlights ...the special hike to an ancient cave on Table Mountain for a picnic (local secret), a trip to see the penguins, a visit to an organic farm and cafe and also to a 'green building' project to learn about green approaches in the Cape - not to mention the green learning we had staying at their very comfortable mud cob house they built. It was great to meet the rest of the family too. Simric also helped us use local transport and take in activities, like a yoga class, and museum in the community. If we had stayed longer we would have loved to have gone to the beach that is within walking distance of the Cob House. Simric was " so knowledgeable and informative" , says my son, and was very flexible in helping us with transport when needed (and gave good advice and support regarding safety) so that we easily got in and out of Cape Town to enjoy many memorable and historic sites. I would recommend a week if possible - but even on a short visit it was perfect." - Helen Patterson, Canada, 2010
Cape Town; the Cape Peninsula; the Winelands; the Whale Coast; the inland mountains and the ancient sites of the West Coast...
There are dozens of companies offering the standard packages around the many highlights of Cape Town and the Western Cape region. But why follow the herds? Our in-house company, Off-beat Tours, offers 14 years of experience and knowledge of the region - with insider tips on more ethical and green places to visit, as you might expect, but also in-depth historical and geographical knowledge, from a guide who is also an award-winning actor, a storyteller, and a musician with years of knowledge of the variety of cultural life spread across this most diverse of peninsulas. Tours won't miss out on the classic beauty spots, but also take in more unusual routes to include hidden gems or your own personal interests. Half-day, whole-day, and longer tours are possible, and we can also assist you in making wise choices for tours and trips in the rest of South Africa and the Southern African region.
Registered with the Western Cape Department of Tourism to guide in English - et français aussi!