Here, at Bites and Sites Food Tours we are a small team bound by a shared vision for our town and for our people. We love our Rainbow Nation; as a result we are passionate about sharing its flavours and its heart with visitors. We therefore consider it a privilege to be part of this family.
From 2010 until now:
Avid sports enthusiast and ultimate people's person. After spending time in Germany, I ventured into tourism 16 years years ago. Now while on tour I tell my guests it feels like 'This is my day off'.
Coming from an arty background, I like to let my imagination run, picturing life in Stellenbosch through the centuries. Nothing makes me happier than to see my guests enjoying our time exploring.
Style icon, self-proclaimed Diva and tireless ambassador for local tourism. Thembi is as inspirational as she is strong. Her honesty draws people in as she shares her life with visitors.
Community leader / one of the cooks featured in award-winning book "Curry". Her food and smile got our red apron in newspapers, blogs, even on-air. Her legacy with us lives on through her children.
Continuing in his mother's footsteps, Vuyo is an easy-going host and makes cooking seem effortless. He is an experienced chorister who always has a sparkle in his eyes. If only he would sing for us...
Working as a young cleaner in a pottery factory, Jimmy asked if he could have a go on the pottery wheel. It was a match made in heaven. He is a true artist and a natural teacher of both young and old.
Although my roots will forever be in the wide plains of the Great Karoo region where I grew up, I have a special appreciation for the unique abundance of beauty, arts and culture of Stellenbosch.
Our millennial. Sapho first started cooking for our groups during her school holidays. She has a dazzling smile (spitting image of her granny), beautiful voice and will likely sing if you ask nicely.
Charles hails from Zimbabwe where he and his brother learnt to do soap stone carvings as children. Now an entrepreneur, he finds the time to source quaint, recycled gifts for our Kayamandi guests.
Stellenbosch is my "Alma Mater", my home town. Ex-remedial teacher, I decided to follow a new dream as guide: to share the history, people and food of my town with visitors from all around the world.