CULTURAL  TOUR EXPERIE​NCES

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At Closer to Africa we are committed to bringing you tour experiences with a closer connection to the destination explored.  We do this by using community tour guides and utilising local, home based service providers when designing tours
 

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Closer to Africa was born to serve the Free Independent Traveler

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We use home based businesses and structure tours that give back to the community 

​Local Area Experts

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We are Local Area Experts giving you closer connection into the people and places you visit

 

​Sustainable Tourism

TOUR WITH THE LOCALS

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Bo-Kaap Heritage Tour

 

This walking tour offers an in-depth look into the history, culture and life of the people of Bo-Kaap.  We explore 'off the beaten path'  to Bo-Kaaps oldest community centre and muslim school (Madrassa).   We also visit a Bo-Kaap home for tea and traditional biscuits as well as one of Bo-Kaaps oldest Mosque's.

R 450

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Starting Point: Cnr Rose & Church St
Duration:        2Hrs
Start Time:         9AM & 2PM
End Time:     11AM & 4PM

Min Pax:               4
Max Pax:              15
Includes:    Tea break with traditional cakes and bakes plus a visit to a nursery school and local Mosque

Bo-Kaap Intro Tour
 

This tour is designed for a brief orientation of the area from a locals perspective.  We stroll through some of the areas oldest roads and visit shops, mosques and visit the burial grounds of Bo-Kaap's founding Sheik, Tuan Guru. 

R 200             

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Starting Point:  Bo-Kaap Museum
Duration:             1 Hour
Start Time:         11:30AM

End Time:           12:30AM

Min Pax:               4
Max Pax:              15
Includes:            Visit to Tana-Baru & Tuan Guru Burial Shrine

Woodstock Art Tour
 

This is a rigorous walking tour exploring Woodstock's Art scene with interesting takes on the duality of local street graffiti and international street art.   The  tour ends with a group lunch at a neighbourhood eatery where you can sample local flavours and socialize sharing in each others experiences

R 550    

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Starting Point:  Woodstock Exchange - Albert Rd
Duration:      2.5Hrs
Start Time:    9:30 AM
End Time:     12 PM
Min Pax:        4
Max Pax:       15
Includes:       2 Intl Art Galleries and over a dozen street art murals both local and international.  Includes lunch    

Houtbay Township Tour


Meet the amazing kids of this historical community of Fishermen.  Our tour explores the community on foot with stops at a community garden and perfect ending with lunch at a local food market.

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Duration:       3 Hrs

Start Time:   9 AM
End Time:    12 PM
Min Pax:        6
​Max Pax:       15
Includes:      Visit to a community development project and end with lunch


COMING SOON

Our tours typically focus on themed excursions designed to offer close contact experiences with a more 'local' feel.  We introduce our guests to hidden gems and connect them to inspirational people that leave life long memories. 

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Our Story

 

We are a family business run by first generation Bo-Kaap locals born with a desire to host, help and meet people from all walks of life.   

Coming from big muti-cultural families,  we've spent our lives hosting guests from distant family members visiting from abroad,  to neighbours from a few roads away.   

With the success of family run Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour and decided to branch off to create a business focussed on culturally themed, sustainable and educational half day tours aimed at the Free Independant Traveller
 

 

Mission & Values

 

Founder Zaki Harris is passionate about sustainable tourism and grassroots economic development,  hence our objective is to design experiences that give back to the community,  we do this by using local service providers and encouraging home-based informal businesses.
This is augmented by a network of local tour guide partners,  or 'Local Experts', as we like to call them. 
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Our mission is to become leaders in sustainable tourism offering a full suite of tour services while playing our role in the communities we work in, leaving a positive impact

We eat, pray, love & socialise. 

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