Culture Connect specialises in Cape Town art and cultural tours.
Culture Connect SA was started in 2012 by Kate Crane Briggs who runs the company and curates each experience. Kate either leads the tour or finds another expert. Landmarks, galleries, collections, studios and the route are carefully tailored to guests' taste and time. Key are the people met; sometimes planned (e.g. curators, designers and artists), others old friends of Kate's, and contacts bumped into along the route. Most tours are on foot, but transport can be easily arranged, ranging from chauffeur driven Mercedes to hiring bicycles and side-cars. Conversations are a hallmark of Culture Connect SA.
The team prides itself on careful research beforehand on what guests will see and their interests. For most tours they send background information in advance and organise online talks, typically in South Africa’s winter, which can be watched on Culture Connect SA’s YouTube channel.
Culture Connect SA’s part time volunteers are hugely valued. Volunteer opportunities include proof reading, fact finding, taking pictures and videos, writing, posting and assisting at an event. It isn’t a large time commitment. Volunteers can come for free to tours.