I have been a tourist guide for ten years but before that for 37 years I ran an engineering supply company. I made an important decision in my life at that point in time to have a lifestyle change and on a carefully planned retirement qualified as a South African Tourist Guide with the intention of sharing with others the intense enjoyment and knowledge I have of South Africa and in particular the Cape. Since youth and being a third generation Capetonian I have had an abiding interest in South African and Cape history, botany, geology, culture, wildlife, architecture and I can go on and on! I am a perpetual student.
1970’s I was chairman of the Historical Society of Cape Town, served on the
Environmental Advisory Board of the City Council of Cape Town ( if you want to
know the real reason why there is a freeway ending in mid air in the City ask
me as I was partially responsible! ) and had my book, ‘The Pictorial History of
South Africa’ published, running into three editions and translated and printed
in an Afrikaans language edition. I acquired the Josephine Mill for the
Historical Society which was one of the earliest breweries in the Cape for
prosperity saving it from being turned into a parking lot for the Rugby stadium
and saved the Queens Blockhouse on the slopes of Devils Peak, part of the
defence line against possible enemy attack, from total disintegration.