Sometimes organised tours can be a bit of a drag. You’re forced to follow suit and do what the tour leader tells you and there is no chance to quickly run off and see what’s around the corner lest you get left behind or hold up the others in the group. But sometimes tours can be great fun and allow you to do something that you wouldn’t normally do on your own. Like exploring the city on a bicycle where’s there’s safety in numbers, or discovering beautiful graffiti in your local neighbourhood.  Here are some tours that I’ve enjoyed.

Simon’s Town Ghost Walk, Cape Town
It has been said that Simon’s Town is the most haunted hoods in Cape Town, so if you delight in an eerie tale, or are simply looking for something different to do, take a walk on the spooky side while travelling 100 years through time. Read more

Cape Town Free Walking Tours
Cape Town Free Walking Tours will open your eyes to a fascinating world that includes history, architecture and culture. The tours are free and all you have to do is pitch up at a specified time and place, any day of the year, and look out for their yellow umbrellas. Read more

Ghost walk in Prince Albert
I love a good ghost story and nobody tells them better than Ailsa Tudhope, the Story Weaver in Prince Albert. I joined her for an entertaining evening stroll to find out more about the resident ghosts in what could be the most haunted town in the Karoo! Read more

Woodstock Graffiti Tour with Juma Art Tours
To think that someone can create something so beautiful (and so HUGE) on a wall using cans of spray paint just boggles my mind. I was recently taken around Woodstock by Juma Mkwela (who also grew up in Zimbabwe) to see various murals by local and international artists. It was an incredible hour filled with approximately 40 works of art. Read more  

Cape Town Cycling Tour
Apart from getting to see the city from a different angle, you will learn and see so much, proving that no matter how much you think you know your city, there’s always something new to learn and see! Read more