David Smith – Owner/ Director
I’m one of the lucky few to have grown up and still live in the beautiful seaside suburb of Camps Bay.
I joined the Cape Town Hospitality Industry in 1996 when I opened my family guest house, The Bay Atlantic which has gone from strength to strength and in 2002 extended my offering to a selection of Camps Bay apartments.
Camps Bay truly is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring Cape Town. It is only 5 minutes from the City and 8 minutes from Cape Town Stadium and the popular V&A Waterfront. With the Cape Winelands (Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschoek) and Cape of Good Hope less than 1 hour away, Camps Bay is the best location from which to enjoy the numerous activities & attractions Cape Town has to offer, with the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful Camps Bay beachfront right at your doorstep.
In 2001 I qualified as a tour guide and started my own tour company, African Blue Tours, offering a wide selection of personalised tour and safari packages around South Africa. After living in Camps Bay for over 37 years, I feel that with my wealth of local knowledge and experience of the tourism and hospitality industries, I can ensure you will get the best advice and help for your visit to Cape Town and the rest of South Africa.
Hobbies: big wave surfing, SUP boarding, mountain biking, and of course supporting our Springbok Rugby team.
Heroes: Nelson Mandela …. hands down the greatest President and humanitarian South Africa and the world has known!
Famous quote by David: “If I didn’t have to work, I’d live in the ocean” (referring to his love of the sea)
Bianca Vermeulen – Accommodation and Tour Consultant
Bianca is the newest, permanent addition to the African Blue Team. Bianca being a natural born Capetonian, always dreamed of moving back to Cape Town after her family had moved to the sea side town of Mossel Bay at the age of six.
After completing her studies in International Travel & Tourism she immediately moved back to Cape Town and now, once again calls the Mother City home.
She is a qualified NAUI Scuba Diver and is passionate about travelling, photography, diving and lives to experience and learn new things. She one day dreams about sitting in the pilot’s seat of a helicopter!