Aunty Nitas Tours
"Come as a Client, Leave as Family"

Welcome to Aunty Nitas


 

Aunty Nita’s Tours is my open invitation to anyone wanting to experience the road less travelled - to not only see the Cape Flats from Table Mountain, or to whizz passed on the highway, but to be immersed into it; to be a part of the sights, sounds and experiences of the Mother City, from the perspective of someone who has grown up there.

 

Why “Aunty Nita’s….”?

 

“Aunty ” is a term of respect and endearment for ladies in our communities.  It is used not only for your mommy or daddy’s sister, but also for any older woman with whom you come into contact.  You will often hear mommy’s asking their children, “Did you greet Aunty So-&-So?”  As a result, any woman who is not your mother, or your teacher, becomes your “Aunty” - your neighbor, your mommy’s friend, your friend’s mommy, etc., etc.

 

Given the tight-knit nature of communities in many townships on the Cape Flats, Aunty’s belong to all the neighbourhood children, and all the children belong to them.  As a result, they have the right to discipline you like your mother would if she were around!  So many an Aunty has dished out many a hiding to a child in many a Cape Flats neighbourhoods over the years.

 

When mommy is not around, Aunty is the next best thing.  Aunty’s are much loved, pillars of the community who take pride in their roles as surrogate nurturers, care-givers; news reporter, security guards, and so much more.

 

My name is Anita and I am an older women, living in what was formerly known as a “Coloured Township” on the Cape Flats, and my neighbourhood kids call me “Aunty Nita” (short for Anita)…so, what better name for a company striving to showcase what the mixed race community of Cape Town has to offer to South Africa, and to the world as a whole.

 

Why Aunty Nita and not Aunty  Nita?  It’s all about the pronunciation!  It’s about the way you say it…while you’re on the tour, listen to the lingo of those around you and you will hear the difference!

 



About Aunty Nita's

Aunty Nita’s Tours is my open invitation to anyone wanting to experience the road less travelled - to not only see the Cape Flats from Table Mountain, or to whizz passed on the highway, but to be immersed into it; to be a part of the sights, sounds and experiences of the Mother City, from the perspective of someone who has grown up there.

 


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