Monday, 23 July 2007

Audio Tour Guides For Cape Town

Whenever I have travelled to a foreign city for longer than one day, I have always taken along a guide book such as the Eyewitness Travel Guide I used in London. This has entailed packing yet another item into an already full backpack. Now things are changing ... Just pack your iPod or other MP3 player into your kit with previously downloaded audio tours already installed.


This way you can listen to a friendly voice guide you around the city at your own pace. These audio tours can be downloaded from a variety of sources. I happened to come across a company that has tours for Cape Town in their inventory. The tours cost about R70 to download and range from 22-49 minutes in length. There is also a free introductory tour available as soon as you register - no cost for registration either.


This is a marvelous resource even for those who live in Cape Town. It is a city so full of interesting things to see that even the locals can miss out if not guided. An added bonus is a map which becomes available for you to download and print once you have downloaded your mp3 file.


Tour guides from a particular city are able to sign up with Tourcaster and produce their own tours in their areas of expertise. At present the only South African city represented on Tourcaster is Cape Town. I am sure there are plenty of tour guides in our other cities to produce some outstanding audio tours - come on guys....


Just so that those up north don't feel neglected, I also managed to find this iPod guide to Johannesburg!


Now if only I could find my car keys . . .



1 comment:

Downloadable audio tours for your mp3 player or iPod said...

If you like taking Audio Tours then I think that you ought to take a look at a site called:

www.tourdio.com - The Audio Tour Directory

It has links to hundreds of audio tours from all over the world, and they are organised geographically, so it is really easy to find a tour wherever you are in the world.

Happy travels.