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The Guide’s Perspective #2| Winter 2019

August 30, 2019 -Cape Nature

The guest experience from the guide’s phone.

 

Despite the above picture hinting at hours of contemplation, the reality of our winter was very different. We enjoyed an incredibly busy few weeks. In fact, as a new company, our busiest period yet (showing signs of being our peak season going forward)! The relatively wet winter lent itself to raging fireplaces which paired well with bold red wines in the Cape Countryside. Crisp, clear days which followed the frontal systems, allowed for perfect hiking conditions which culminated in lingering displays of colour so typical of our winter sunsets. Scroll down for some visual highlights of our most recent experiences with our guests… from the guide’s perspective.

When at the end of the African continent; a set of binoculars, a Gin & Tonic and the local ostrich population make an unforgettable combination. 

The Cape rains bring a type of clarity that grants onlookers crystal views of distant mountains and vibrant colours. Enjoyed during sunsets only at this time of year.

A monkey’s wedding over Simonstown. A typically South African phrase for when it rains while the sun shines.

A private tour with a local resident offers the backstory to the individuals beautifying street scenes. The city’s artists, as well as some international ones, are on show.

A scenic flight around Cape Point and into the Elgin valley for a zip-lining adventure. The Private Guide meeting guests with their vehicle at Oak Valley.

Family appreciation time. Diaz Beach, distant surfers and endless vistas.

A glance up at Table Mountain and the breathtaking sky that morning from Lions Head. Winter offers later starts for those sunrise hikes.

On the ancient foothills of Table Mountain, above the most scenic city in Africa, sundowner drinks are served as the day comes to a close.
An image which symbolises most, if not everything, of which African Lynx strives for.

A stone’s throw from Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve protects some of the very last remaining Milkwood forests. Walking through the eco-reserve takes you into an otherworldly realm.

Our local knowledge of the tides leads to unmatched penguin viewing.

A connection to some of the most ancient humans in history through a place they called “home”. #creaturecomforts

Market scenes in Elgin. Reminiscent of the roaring ’20s.

A fascinating look at noteworthy influencers of African culture by immigrant and non-immigrant Africans alike. Beautifully curated, thought-provoking art, with the added depth of a private tour of the Norval Foundation.

Full circle in the foundry. Where it really began for world-renowned Dylan Lewis. The South African sculptor with a soft spot for Africa’s most elusive big cat, the leopard.

Local relationships which immerse with no pretence. A stroll alongside our good friend to witness the inspiring upliftment at play in what must be the most scenic informal settlement in Cape Town.

Participation and interaction through sport, food and cultural exchange. The youth are the future and this community project is making waves in the IY community.

Locals only! Getting up close with the megafauna of the Cape.

 

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The Guide’s Perspective #2| Winter 2019

The guest experience from the guide’s phone.   Despite the above picture hinting at hours of contemplation, the reality of our winter was very different. We enjoyed an incredibly busy few weeks. In fact, as a new company, our busiest period yet (showing signs of being our peak season going forward)! The relatively wet winter lent itself to raging fireplaces…

Read more

The Guide’s Perspective #2| Winter 2019

The guest experience from the guide’s phone.   Despite the above picture hinting at hours of contemplation, the reality of our winter was very different. We enjoyed an incredibly busy few weeks. In fact, as a new company, our busiest period yet (showing signs of being our peak season going forward)! The relatively wet winter lent itself to raging fireplaces…

Read more