About Us

The Cape Tourist Guides Association (CTGA) can trace its roots back to the mid 1970’s when a group of persons undertaking guided tours decided to form an association. Today it still remains an association for accredited tourist guides run by tourist guides. We are governed by the National Department of Tourism in terms of the Tourism Act 3 of 2014 and fall under the Western Cape Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism.

Read the Tourism Act 3 of 2014

The association is membership-based and functions through an Executive Committee made up of members serving in different portfolios. They give freely of their time and provide support and advice to members on both CTGA policy and day-to-day issues. Members of the committee represent the association and guiding community on various governmental and quasi-governmental bodies. The Executive Committee members are elected annually at the AGM

Read our Constitution..

Our Mission Statement:

The CTGA strives to achieve professionalism, representation, integrity and expansion of the knowledge base within the tourist guiding industry and is committed to the growth and recognition thereof for the benefit of all its members.

Jeremy Howard


James Sampson

Vice- Chairman


Mike Gable


Allie Mogamat

Educationals & Workshops


Andrea Deary Wei

Communications & Website


Nicolette Lehmann

Educationals & Workshops


Karen Alterthum

Special Projects

Felicity Poggenpoel

Secretary/ Administration