Your Team at Gateway Guides

Richard Smith 

is the creator of the Gateway Guides series. His life long love for Cape history has been a strong driving force behind the project. Besides the guides which he has created, over the last few years he has redesigned all the South African Air Force Museums and has been involved in numerous other museums in the Western Cape. He has also developed comprehensive timelines detailing the history of regions and towns in the Western Cape. He is on the committee of the Cape Town Historical Society and is actively involved in SANParks Honorary Rangers.

Thandiswa Mbijane 

is a changemaker, eco-conscious, activist and social entrepreneur with interests in Sustainability Advocacy.

She has wide experience in various media disciplines including Brand Development, Digital Marketing, Strategic Communications, Event Management and Sales Management a skill set that enables her to provide advertisers with a wide range of insights into how to grow their business and reach new clients.  

Lameze Vickers 

brings over 2 decades experience in the hospitality industry to Gateway Guides. She has extensive back & front of house experience in the Food & Beverage industry managing properties such as Harbour House, Two Oceans, Olympia Café & Cape Point Vineyards. Her experience bring extensive knowledge and insight of the challenges tourism related industries face in a tough environment which enables her to help customers maximise their advertising budget to maximise return on their ad spend.

Tino Magodoro 

Is well established in the tourism & hospitality industry with extensive experience as a marketer & service provider with strong working knowledge of digital & print marketing. He maintains an extensive network of relationships in the industry across Cape Town, Garden Route, Eastern Cape, Western Cape & Gauteng. He brings you as a client insights & ideas that he has cultivated from working with & serving multiple industry players across the tourism spectrum.

Clifford Smith 

is a keen amateur historian & raconteur of Cape history, politics and current affairs. He has a long career in the advertising industry, and tourism from a time where he co-owned an aviation tourism business specialising in historical and unusual aircraft a venture that enabled him to experience Zero Gravity flight in a Ukrainian IL76 and even got to fly under a certain bridge on the Garden Route in a vintage biplane piloted by an international aerobatics champion. Clifford role at Gateway Guides is to hold the centre and ensure that every client is always satisfied with our service.


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