The Guide’s Perspective #1| Autumn 2019July 3, 2019 -Cape Nature
The guest experience from the guide’s phone.
The secret season seems to have spilt over from autumn into the beginning of winter. Our flexibility has ensured our guests have seen very few interruptions from the much-needed Cape rains. Not to mention the ease of navigating the city & surrounds thanks to the lack of crowds. Beautifully crisp (said to be “warm” if you are from Chicago), breathless days with big blue skies have punctuated each week. The highlights captured whilst out with guests have been compiled below…from the guide’s perspective.
A cold front rolls in off of the horizon while we enjoy a bird’s eye view of several pods of whales early-on in the whale-watching season.
Table Mountain’s apex predator. Our name’s sake, the caracal. An incredibly rare glimpse, a first for Private Guide Simon Smit. It only took 3 years.
We had to abandon our initial gourmet-picnic spot due to a troop of baboons showing a little too much interest in our lunch. We sought out another location and looked on as a Bryde’s whale breached.
A quiet, hidden hillside in the Franschhoek valley on a crisp winter afternoon. Pruned vines waiting for spring and then the harvest which follows.
Nelson Mandela’s literal view (from Robben Island) of South Africa for many years.
A smoker fired up for some classic South African fare. It paired brilliantly with red wine straight from the cellar.
#couplegoals. Fun on the crest of a remote mountaintop on the way back to our ‘ride’.
High up on a backstreet in the colourful Bo-Kaap there is a bird whisperer and a breathtaking view of the city below.
Private runway service linking the Cape and the bush, seamlessly.