We started our 3 week African adventure in Cape Town. Research led me to Rob Davidowitz of Beautiful Cape Town Tours http://bit.ly/11hTt4N . Always reticent to get into a vehicle and be “talked at” for an entire day, Rob, a native Capetonian, sounded like a breath of fresh air. We corresponded via email and his emails were engaging, warm and welcoming and I could tell I had found someone very special.
Rob arrived at Sea Five, in Camp's Bay with maps and photos in hand and we started our day together with Rob outlining the various sights and experiences to be had, asking us to indicate our interests and preferences so he could tailor the itinerary to us! He pointed out Cape Horn is in fact not the southern most tip of Africa and the additional one and a half hour drive to get there, though pretty, would only yield a sign for us to photograph – a long way to go to take a picture. We agreed and together, with Rob’s expert guidance we mapped out our fantastic day touring the Cape Peninsula.
Rob’s encyclopedic knowledge, gifted storytelling and incredible passion for his country made every minute entertaining, fun and engaging. With stops along this gorgeous route, he explained the topography and illustrated the unique geology of the surrounding striated mountains in a way that actually brought those peaks to life! Who can make rocks sound exciting? Rob!
Our amazing day with Rob had come to an end much too soon and I was so sorry we had not booked him for our Cape Town city tour, or for our Winelands tour. We felt we’d spent time with an old, dear friend and we hated to see him go. We hugged and vowed to meet again (maybe in Niagara Rob!). I cannot recommend Rob more highly! Book him today! You'll thank me.
If you wish to read about our day with Rob and see some of the pics we took, visit our blog http://bit.ly/17bkHMQ
P.S. One of the loveliest surprises was an email from Rob upon our return home with not only a very sweet welcome message but also a spreadsheet with links to the information about the many, many, many things we talked about during our day together. A man after my own heart!