Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Rod Prodgers has always found himself fascinated and enchanted by South Africa’s rich history, the beauty of its natural areas, and the variety of cultures of its people. He considers it his mission to provide visitors from far and wide with a memorable experience when they visit his corner of the world and loves sharing information and insights about past and current affairs. When not guiding, Rod enjoys volunteering at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town, where he offers tours highlighting the city’s Jewish community and history.
Alan Thomas is a Cape Town native who studied at B.Com after finishing school and 2 years in the army. A runner and cyclist, Alan has cycled the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad to Kashgar as well as from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp. Having travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Southern Africa, and Australasia to rid himself of wanderlust, he returned to his beloved Table Mountain and the Mother City. Tour guiding seemed a natural progression and for the last 6 years he has concentrated on taking guests around South Africa. When he is not guiding he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and hiking and cycling around the peninsula.
Born in the North Western Cape on a Karoo sheep farm, Erica Vink is an outgoing and energetic guide. She feels that it is a privilege to share the vibrancy and beauty of South Africa with guests and is both passionate and optimistic about the future of her country. Erica is fluent in English, Afrikaans, and German and received her education at the University of Stellenbosch. Her professional experience has ranged widely, from working in the wine lands in Stellenbosch to the medical industry, with many other roles in tourism in between. She is an active member of a local hiking club, a passionate advocate for sustainable tourism, and a volunteer mountain guide for Table Mountain National Park. When not guiding, she enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons.