Apparently from the Khoikhoi Igoa//na, meaning 'straight cut, probably referring to the straight cliffs at the lagoon mouth. Others have it as meaning 'ferns'.
Can tourist guides make a living just from guiding?
It is a bonus for any tourist guide to be multilingual as it will mean increasing the possibility of jobs and/or increased client satisfaction. Government departments thus regularly make money available for tourist guides to acquire more languages.
Good day to all
It is with a cheer in my voice that I pen this email to all of you as inaugural members of Institute of Professional Tourist Guides of Southern Africa (IPTGSA)
The process was started nearly three years ago with a group of like minded guides in Benoni
We can now successfully say that the official launch will take place on the 22 June 2017.
All procedures and policies are now in place, and you as visionary to invest in the establishment of the IPTGSA now has the opportunity to be the first to apply to get recognition from the IPTGSA