WHO AM I?
My name is Craig Taljaardt and I’ve been a tour guide for the past 3 years. My background has always been in the frontline, working directly with commercial and corporate clients in the banking sector. Three years ago, I made the decision to follow my true calling, which is to showcase our beautiful country to all and sundry!
I specialize in the Western Cape and just love the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, West Coast and of course the beautiful Cape Town. The Cape Winelands holds so many memories of when I worked with 37 corporate wine cellars in the banking environment. I love the history our wine region has dating back to 1688 when some of the 1st vines were planted in our province. I love the wine industry and through my many dealings in the market, I’ve built up a wealth of knowledge of the industry which I love sharing with my clients. Let me introduce you to some of those “off the beaten track” wine farms where you are not overrun with guests!!
The Garden Route is a favorite of many folks and it’s not hard to see why! With green pastures, mountainous surroundings on the one side and the sea on the other, let me take you to some of the country’s top attractions and some of the hidden gems as well!
The West Coast in South Africa is fast becoming the “new” Garden Route of SA!! This rustic region is well known for its rugged surroundings, the sumptuous food the region produces and some of the finest wine farms in the country. Let’s explore this rugged beauty!
From the top restaurants in the world, to world renowned wine farms, beautiful surroundings and the many adventures in Cape Town, I look forward to making memories with you and your loved ones!
- I love Sports….. Have watched F1, Rugby, Soccer and cricket all over the world! Attend international Rugby, Soccer and cricket matches locally.
- I LOVE all forms of food and love doing wine/foodie tours!
- Love exploring new wine farms/restaurants!
- I love cooking food and I’m a very good at Braaing (BBQ)! Often do braai’s (BBQ) for our international guests!
- Enjoy my adrenalin sports – Rafting, Para Gliding; Bungee Jumping, Tubing etc.
MY MOTTO: “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life”