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Brenda Filmalter

Registered tour guide.

Growing up on a fruit and protea flower farm between the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, Brenda has always enjoyed nature and the outdoors . She attended school and University in Stellenbosch after which she worked in the wine industry for a few years. When Brenda married a naval officer they moved to Simon’s Town, the beautiful coastal naval base situated on the Cape Peninsula where they have lived for the most part of twenty years. During this time she worked for the Publications Department of a non-governmental organization while raising three children. In 2000 Brenda and her family moved to Germany for a number of years. She has also spent two years in the United Kingdom. During this time she travelled extensively throughout Europe. Brenda is a keen recreational hiker.


Erica Vink

Registered tour and mountain guide.

Born in the North Western Cape on a Karoo sheep farm, Erica went to school in Graaff Reinet and then on to the University of Stellenbosch. Her working career started off in the Wine Industry in Stellenbosch as a Public Relations officer and wine specialist. Erica lived in the Cape for fifteen years, then in Gauteng for five, before going to Germany where she spent three years. During that time she travelled extensively. On returning to SA, she worked in the medical industry in sales and marketing, all the while living out a passion for hiking in the mountains and discovering the beauty SA has to offer. The passion has now become a way of life as Erica is an active member and committee member of a local hiking club as well as a volunteer mountain guide for Table Mountain National Park. She speaks English, Afrikaans and is also able to converse in German. Erica is married with two sons.

Brenda and Erica met at University and have remained friends ever since. After returning from Europe and seeing with fresh eyes the beauty and diversity of their country, they teamed up and now offer an informative, specialized experience to those visitors who would like to get to know the Western Cape and its people.