About Your Guide – Ray Haakonsen
I am proudly born-and-bred African, with an intense love for my continent, South Africa and the Western Cape. Africa is in my blood and I am privileged to have the “Mother city “ Cape Town as my home. I have been an Air Force pilot, sales broker, Cross-cultural mission worker and Co-founder and Director of a Care Center for vulnerable and HIV/AIDS affected babies, before launching my golf/tour guide business. I am married to Sue and we have 3 happily married biological children, 2 unmarried young adult daughters and 6 grand-children.
I am a self-confessed people-person and have a general interest in many things, with a particular bent towards sport as a whole, golf, nature, travel, reading and writing and living life to the full. For each person ‘Life’ means a different thing, but it is my intention to share my experiences, knowledge, and personal love of life to provide my guests with an experience where “Spectacular is the norm”!
As I share time with you, it is my hope and desire that you would return home, your life enriched with wonderful memories of your visit to our extraordinary country.
Ray Haakonsen was a fantastic guide
Not only did he take us to some of the greatest golf courses, we also got in quite a bit of sightseeing. Interesting facts and stories came out in rapid fire. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
Our group became very fond of Ray and already we miss him.
Informative, Professional And Fun!
He was early each day, kept us on track and had us back to head to the pool when he said he would. The tours were relaxed and yet we covered so much. He showed us the peninsula, the wine route and the city - our group would go with him again in a heartbeat, and are already recommending him to friends.
Fantastic Guiding in Cape Town
We had a marvelous time in Cape town with the best guide ever - thank you Ray !! We saw everything we wanted to see and got so much interesting history st the same time - we would recommend Ray any time !!
Thank you again!
Peter Yvonne and family
The fun loving guide!
Ray was always in a good mood, full of interesting and witty jokes and anecdotes, coupled with an extensive knowledge of South Africa, whether it be geographical, historical, political, cultural or else. He is a pleasant person to spend time with, is full of resources and is there to please.
As he was working with another guide and 2 drivers, he also demonstrated a capacity to work as a team and fully co-operate with others. We all have fond memories of Ray and I strongly recommend his services to anyone.
Best Tour Guide in Africa!
Greg and Geri (Canada)
Best tour of my life
He arranged a whale-watching trip where we saw a mother teaching her baby to breach, a walk up to the Cape Lighthouse, a tour of a penguin colony, all with humor and fascinating stories about the history and culture of South Africa.
I have a new understanding and appreciation for the people and the beauty of South Africa. I strongly recommend anyone looking for a great tour to reach out to him.
-Irene Voskamp (USA)
Wonderful Time With Ray: Knowledgeable, Friendly And Very Personable
Ray was attentive to our group’s needs and was very personable. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of a tour guide while visiting Cape Town.
Meca Flores (USA)
Simply the best
He obviously knows his stuff
Our Cape Town holiday has been perfect in every way and it will be remembered by us for a long time. Thankfully we have the Rayfies to help us remember the fun times together.
I want all my friends to have the same experiences as us but I will be green with envy when they do. Thank you Ray and so glad you enjoyed our surprise visit. Keep doing what you do best.
-Jenny Dobson (UK)
The Western Cape, Full of magnificent natural beauty, outstanding vistas, major attractions, renowned vineyards, Oceans and Mountains, so much to explore
The Eastern Cape, including the adventure-filled Garden route, is a paradise for adrenalin junkies and/or those who enjoy forests, beaches, magnificent views, great food and controlled animal encounters. They are all sure to create forever memories for whatever guests are looking for. These can be experienced on land, sea or even from the air on South Africa’s newest and most scenic zip line.
Cape Town and surrounds tours
City and surround tours
“Secret season” tours
Wine tasting/Estate tours
Bespoked Tour Packages
Whilst we do have set tours in our portfolio, we love to arrange tours to our guests preference. Fill in the form below so we can contact you with your individual desires and preferences in mind