Cape Town, South Africa

Fresh + Spicy = Feisty (Walking Tour)

with William

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We meet and greet at the flower sellers market next to the Golden Acre Mall. Being the descendants of former slaves, they are so natural in being friendly.
The Company's Gardens is refreshing and an ancient tree which supplied "flour" in the Great Depression, awaits.
The City Hall is where Nelson Mandela made his famous Freedom Speech in 1990 with a view of the "Castle of Good Hope" depicting local- and colonial history.
Inside the Golden Acre mall lies the oldest colonial reservoir which supplied fresh water to sailors. A FREE taste experience at the Cape Malay Café, will get your taste buds tuned while rubbing shoulders with the locals.
A photo opportunity at the Cape Town station with the majestic Table Mountain as backdrop.
After the tale at the War Memorial, we greet the friendly youngsters at Brownies & downieS Café. Having intellectual disabilities does not deter these trained professionals from delivering with a smile. It all adds to the buzz of the place.
Green Point is a "Pink" area and eclectic to the max.
"The Truth" coffee shop could "Chill you to the Bones". The coffee is classic and so is the twisted tales.
"Pigcasso" - a mini art studio where paintings done by a pig are exhibited. Next to it is the rusted tracks of a now extinct tram line.
We view art galleries with Contemporary- and African Art inside the "Cape Quarter" - a unique shopping mall.
Traversing to the mesmerizing- and quaint suburb of the Malay Quarter takes us to the "Harvest Coffee Shop".
Here a taste of our famous "Koeksisters" or sweet treats combines famously with a breath-taking view of Table Mountain and a palette of pastel-color houses, proving pleasing to the eye and the soul.
When coming full circle "Bree"- or Broad Street is viewed where wine, food and song collaborate with good company.
The famous "Long Street" remains impressive and buzzing.
Please remember sunblock, a hat, sneakers and your sense of humour.

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HI there and welcome. My name is William Boswell and I am known locally as a "Cape Coloured" a descendant of a combination of African, European and Asian bloodlines. I am indeed a family man with us having a family inclusive of six kids having adopted three due to various circumstances. What a challenge this has proved to be but is far out-weighed by the reward in not only seeing their development into adulthood but becoming self-reliant. Growing up as a teenager within the realm of Cape Town could at times prove daunting especially considering our controversial past and the former governance with an evil system aptly called "Apartheid". One particular day the headmaster announced that we should go home immediately as the situation on the Cape Flats was particularly volatile. This being at the height of the Apartheid struggle with the government of the National Party deciding to take a stance of zero tolerance by implementing a State of Emergency. As I was running home, a 14 year old boy forming a solitary figure, the Power within fore-warned me to halt behind a butchery. As I glanced around the corner of the butchery, quite a number of Caspirs or combat vehicles drove by just metres away from where I was busy peeing my pants. It proved to be a world record 300 metre dash to my grand-parents' house - with a dripping tail of course. Yip those were the wonder years. My experience within the Tourism Industry spans over 20 years having worked within various job categories. During 1997 I was part of the journey with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company, a member of the crew that laboured away in installing the Rotair system. It proved to be an experience forged within the good memory banks. This is where I went through the furnace in being formed and experiencing the rigours of adulthood but it taught me the value of persistence and being alert at all times. I worked as part of installation crew and operated a materials winch which was used to transport construction materials, food and dare devils to the top- or lower stations. It was like living on an island and continued for 10 months. With the new gondola now fully operational since October of '97, I was employed as a Gondola Master followed by Top Station ticket office and a then a minor supervisory role. This included being part of the Health and Safety Committee, then a leader in the Workplace Forum and when part of the staff joined a union - a Shop Steward. An opportunity arose to study as a Tourist Guide which I took and became qualified. My journey then took me to Topless Tours better known as City Sightseeing South Africa and here I became employed as a tourist guide on their open top busses which subsequently changed to a Smart Guide System. Here I gained extensive experience in working with both local- and international visitors. While there we were voted for consecutive years as customer service champions within the Sightseeing franchise with the least complaints received. This filled me with a sense of achievement. After the guiding position became obsolete, I decided it best to leave as an office job seemed like something out of a nightmare(on Canterbury Street) and left me ill at ease. My true inspiration is working with fellow earthlings who are not afraid to share genuine stories. I'll do my best do reciprocate what they feel should be worthwhile in relating and share willingly. What I've noticed over the years is that at times, some do not want to hear or see the truth as it is. I tend to tell it like it is, as respectful as I can. Would be my pleasure to take you on a walking tour where we can share local history and Cape Malay Cuisine. It is quite encouraging to see how complete strangers can at times build a rapport through sharing their individual experiences. This is why the coffee shop episodes can be so uplifting...Pun intended. When people relate, they seem to integrate. Why not? The time has come for your visit not only to remain a dream. This is Cape Town located on the tip of Africa where the human race sprang to life. Why not come and see what we have to offer. You have so much to gain... Full profile Leave a Review