Klaus Minges
Tourist guide in Cape Town, South Africa



7 years of touring the most exciting corner of the world!

Cape Town, Table Mountain
Rainbow Nation or Continent in One Country are some keywords with which to describe the phenomenon of South Africa - a fascinating complexity that keeps me busy mediating south african issues to overseas tourists, and inspires me time and again to start new efforts of learning and exploring.

Multiplicity and change are the marks of my personal CV, too. I see the task of my life in mediating scientific knowledge. It is my privilege not being a specialist but combining the basic knowledge of many disciplines in an overview that compares to the open horizons of this subcontinent. I aim to create a deeper understanding of the social and ecological system which forms southern Africa.

my published writings


List of publications, e.g.:
History of collections 1400 - 1800
Berber, Rugs and Ceramics from Morocco
The second career, End of the linear CV

gifted children


Introduction english
Steering creativity (ger)
Resolution of conflicts (ger)
Drugs and radicalism (ger, PDF 42 kb)
Practical mentoring: Pollsmore (ger, PDF 38 kb)

my travelling

South Africa

Kapstadt mit Tafelberg und Kap-Halbinsel, ca. 1940

Cape Town and Table Mountain
Cape Town culinarism restaurant guide

Colonial culture the phenomenon of cultural decline
Colonial economy collateral damage of globalisation
Natural history of South Africa ... with a difference
How to reunite enemies 10 years of democracy

Clivia mirabilis, a newly discovered plant
The Great Karoo (ger, PDF 53 kb)

News from the Cape


News english
Guided hikes english
About me english

News Archive

A collection of earlier newsletters

Mail: klaus@minges.ch