At Not In The Guidebooks we are passionate about helping people have the most amazing local travel experiences, through meeting people and discovering alternative experiences that are unique to the place you are visiting and a little different from the standard tourist attractions.  We have created a platform that promotes local businesses and local people delivering these experiences, and have regional ambassadors whose role is to select the very best experiences and keep us up to date with local events and activities.

We have started in Cape Town – and our local CapeTonian has provided her favourite things to do in our Insiders view of Cape Town  and our local recommendation of Things to do in Cape Town.

Steve in Sydney has also got some thoughts on what you need to know about when visiting his city.  We are currently busy launching new experiences in Scotland and Sri Lanka. So watch this space for our next destinations.

When the timing is right and we meet the right people who live in the area and want to join our team, we will extend Not In The Guidebooks. We are building a global collective of partners passionate about finding the very best authentic local experiences and keeping their finger on the pulse to keep you informed of what’s happening locally.