Simpy & John

Cape Town, South Africa English

About me

We are a tour operator headed by two Young African Entrepreneurs who are very passionate about what they do. We offer 'bespoke' Day, Overnight, Weekend and Long Stay Packages in and around the Mother City. All our tours are guided so that our clients enjoy a hussle-free, enjoyable holiday, guaranteed high standards of safety, reliability and quality. Let us take you There!

My top local tips

Food

Food Bazaar Head to the Eastern Food Bazaar on Darling Street if you’re after a quick, and cheap, alternative to eating in restaurants. You’ll find it on the town side of City Hall – something of a food hall that resembles an alley-way and gives you plenty to choose from – Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern in particular.

Sights

Explore Woodstock Every visitor heads to the V&A Waterfront. And, whilst I’m not knocking it as an attraction, it can get super busy and is rather touristy. For a more contemporary alternative head to Woodstock (between the city bowl and Observatory) for the Old Biscuit Mill’s trendy Saturday market and a growing collection of quirky restaurants and coffee spots, in amongst the design studios, bicycle shops and bohemian boutiques. Do Long Street And one more insider tip for when you’re travel weary: walk up to the top of Long Street to the Turkish Baths. The building is over 100 years old and the baths include a sauna, steam room, warm room and cold pool as well as showers and bathroom facilities. For a fee you get a towel, some soap and a day bed. You’ll walk out of there clean, relaxed and able to take on another day of sightseeing. There are alternative days for men and women.

Local

Weather Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, and the weather can be dramatically different depending on which side of the mountain you find yourself. During summer, it’s often hot but windy; in winter it won’t get horrendously cold, but can rain for a few consecutive days. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do when the weather turns. The city is pretty safe, but stay alert! If it’s your first trip to Cape Town, you’re probably anxious about your safety and security. The reality is that there are parts of the city that aren’t particularly safe, but if you keep your wits about you, you should be fine. Don’t flash valuables, and never leave them on your car seat or in the boot unattended. If you’re going for a hike, leave irreplaceable documents and valuables behind. And stick to withdrawing cash from well-lit, public automatic teller machines – and politely but firmly refuse any assistance from people lurking nearby. As with any big city, there are opportunists waiting to take advantage of visitors, but those who are smart and alert to the fact will likely scare off any would-be criminals.

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Trips offered by this Creator

Photo The Full Day Safari Tour
Photo The Hike and Cape Peninsula Tour
Photo The Sunset Picnic and Wine Tour
Photo The Cape Winelands Tour
Photo The Cape Sidecar Adventure
Photo The Cape Peninsula Drive

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