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TOUR GUIDING IN CAPE TOWN

I am currently providing two tours in Cape Town which can be presented in English or German.

CAPE TOWN DROUGHT TOUR

This tour takes a look at the effects of the drought in Cape Town. The half day tour consists of six locations with a lunch at one of the most beautiful wine farms in the Western Cape Region.

CAPE GERMANS: PAST AND PRESENT

This tour takes a look at the impact of German culture and migration to Cape Town with a special focus on architecture. The tour consists of four stops with a lunch at the world famous ‘Mzuli’ in Gugulethu Township.

Cape Town Drought Tour

Taking a closer look at the effects of the drought on Cape Town

After three consecutive years of too little rain Cape Town the city and surroundings are under stress. Join me on the first tour of its kind as we explore the Cape Town Drought Tour.

Photo by @Alex_CPT

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Cape Town Drought Tour

Four hour tour plus lunch before returning to Cape Town.

PRICE: R590 per person

After three consecutive years of too little rain, this is the first ever drought tour in Cape Town. Take a close look at how the drought has changed life in the wonderful Mother City of Cape Town. (Some people are even being asked to take water to their hairdresser to have their hair washed.) Enjoy this very special experience where first hand information about the drought situation and scenic landscape mix to an provide experience for all nature lovers. We will explore and walk and talk about the drought visiting dams, springs and a desalination plant where history meets reality. Education The changing of behaviour – water saving is of utmost importance and examples of water saving techniques will be provided to tour guests. Great views are guaranteed! We will visit the Cape Winelands with its fascinating landscape of mountains and mountain passes. The tour will not only be dry. Why? ‘A healthy soul can not live in a dry body’. For the grand finale of the tour we will visit a world famous wine farm for lunch and of course… wine…

Tour locations

The tour usually starts at 9am, taking about 4 hours before lunch. The locations on the tour are listed below.

Map of all locations on the tour

The map is showing the start location. Zoom out on the map to view all six locations

Waterfront Desalination plant

Waterfront Desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront.

Newlands Spring

Berg River Dam

Theewaterskloof Dam

Vergelegen wine farm

Molteno water reservoir

"Auf dem Gebiet des Apfelsinenanbaus tat sich der Deutsche Johann Wege besonders hervor. Er hatte in der Armee Friedrichs des Grossen gedient, bevor er nach Suedafrika kam und eine Kapdeutsche heiratete. Bei einer Rekordernte konnte er 27 Wagenladungen zu je 6000 Stueck Apfelsinen nach Kapstadt liefern."

Die Geschichte der Deutschen in Suedafrika' von Hildemarie Gruenwald

Cape Germans: Past and Present

Kapdeutsche ueberall ,heute und gestern

Three hour tour plus lunch before returning to Cape Town.

PRICE: R590 per person


A
never ending story – Germans at the Cape. The first Germans arrived looking for greener pastures with Dutch settlers in 1652 after 30 years of war, destruction and hunger had ended in Europe. The 2nd commander at the Cape after the Dutch was Zacharias Wagner (Wagenaar the Dutch named him). Still today there exists German leadership in the Premier of the Western Cape (greatest province in SA) in Helen Zille. She has German roots and speaks English, Xhosa, Afrikaans and … German. The German school (800 pupils) and German NGO’s in townships are all part of the fascinating history of German culture and migration to Cape Town which is presented in the tour:  Cape Germans: past and present.

Mit den Hollaendern kamen die ersten Deutschen ans Kap – 1652. Und ob Kirche oder deutsche Schule (800 Schueler heute) die Kapdeutschen sind da ueber die Jahrhunderte. Die heutige Premierministerin der Provinz Western Cape (groesste Provinz in SA incl Cape Town) ist Helen Zille ( Verwandte des Malers Zille aus Berlin) . Sie hat deutsche Wurzeln und spricht auch Deutsch. All dies ist Teil der faszienierenden Tour Kapdeutsche ueberall – heute und gestern.

Tour locations

The tour usually starts at 9am, taking about 3 hours before lunch in Gugulethu Township. The locations on the tour are listed below.

Map of all locations on the tour

The map is showing the start location. Zoom out on the map to view all five locations

The German School

The German School in Tamboerskloof.

Ithemba Labantu

Ithemba Labantu, Phillipi Township.

Saint Martini Church

Saint Martini Church

Strand Street Church

Strand Street Church

Mzoli's

Mzoli’s, Gugulethu Township

Your Tour Guide

Harald Kittman

I was born in Europe and came to Cape Town with family at the age of 15. My father was the vice principal at the German School. Falling in love – with my first girlfriend and Cape Town. Mandela was on Robben Island, we were very interested in politics. Back in Europe I studied law in Hamburg, worked as a part time lawyer but mainly in managerial positions with great joy. In 2001 we finally emigrated to Cape Town. I am very thankful to be living in Cape Town! I am a tour guide for 3 reasons, I love people. I love the Cape, I love learning! Harald

Testimonials

From the Cape Town Drought Tour

Eva


“Harald is very good tour guide , also giving a lot of background information.”

5_stars

Stephen


“Besides all water issues we as tourists enjoyed the beautiful Cape Winelands. The tour is highly recommended.”

5_stars

Mihle


“Harald is extremely knowledgeable and is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to historic sites in the Cape. He is great fun with an exceptional sense of humour, so boredom is simply not an option. So, if you are looking for an amazing tour with a veteran in the game then Harald is your Guy!”

5_stars

Photo by @Alex_CPT

"From 1904-1921, even with the new reservoir Molteno (1881), water restrictions were placed on the city for up to 15 hours per day in the summer months .”

History of Cape Town's water supply
 

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