BIOGRAPHY

DENISE DICK

 

Born in Belgium but moved to the UK as a small child and educated there.

As an adult lived and worked in Switzerland and Italy.

Came to South Africa with my husband to carry out a 6-month contract and have stayed for 32 years!  Started out in Port Elizabeth and moved to Durban where I became a tourist guide in the early 80's.  Subsequently moved to Johannesburg where we lived for 12 years, much of my work at that time spent taking visitors on safari to various private reserves, Kruger Park, Botswana, etc.  I loved the bush - it is the one thing that I miss living in Cape Town.

Came to Cape Town in 1994 and bought a house in Camps Bay, near the beachfront, where we still live.

I have been a National Guide for many years and know the whole of SA pretty well but Cape Town remains my favourite city.  I am passionate about it and love showing people round.  In many ways the area sells itself and I believe in giving visitors time to just sit and absorb it as opposed to rushing them around - their time permitting of course!!

I would call myself an "all-rounder".  I believe in talking to visitors about the lifestyle of Capetonians, their fascinating history and the day-to-day life of the city.  I am an avid newspaper reader.

In the past I have dealt mainly with French and Italian tourists as these are my main languages but I can say I have dealt with a great many nationalities.  I consider it a privilege to show visitors around the Western Cape - there can be no better place on earth!

Letters from previous guests