Cape Town City Tour
Slavery and Democracy
From Berlin to Cathedrals
Lesley Cox, completed her Honours degree in History in 2016 focussing on colonialism in Africa and the more recent apartheid political history. She loves engaging with visitors about the history and architecture of Cape Town as she tours on foot through the city centre. Prior to this, she completed the Diploma of International wine and shares her knowledge of the South African wine industry with guests while they taste at one of the smaller boutique vineyards. Lesley believes in continued learning and regularly attends public lectures/educational outings offered by the museums and other professional historical societies on just about any non-fiction subject you can think of.
Melissa Sutherland describes herself as a global citizen, passionate Capetonian, wine tourism promoter, professional tour guide and entrepreneur. In the early years of South Africa’s democracy she served as a Vice-Consul for Political and Cultural Affairs in New York before moving to Sydney to work for a publishing house. In 2008 she started her own company to share and connect people and opportunities around the wonderful worlds of wine, art and travel. Growing up in a wine family, she completed her Certificate Course through the Cape Wine Academy, qualifying as a Professional Tour Guide in 2011. Melissa recently wrote a book on the South African artist Frank Spears and enjoys painting in her free time. She is also a blogger who has been shortlisted in international competitions for her wine tourism blogs. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and two teenagers and enjoys nothing more than sharing her love of South Africa and showcasing the best of what South Africa has to offer to well-travelled, seasoned and discerning visitors.
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