We feel very privileged to represent UA, and to live in the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town!
We have a love affair with Africa and believe we know the intricacies of this area better than most.
Karen Alterthum, a born and bred Capetonian, grew up in the heart of the city she is proud to call home. She has lived through the transformation of this remarkable country and has personally experienced the changing face of Cape Town.
Cosmopolitan Cape Town is now recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.
Karen has travelled extensively throughout Europe and the East but is always happy to return to the city she loves. Previously she was a partner in a city centre restaurant and worked for South Africa’s Wine Magazine. She is passionate about the unique cuisine produced by the city’s rich cultural mix.
Karen produced a monthly television magazine programme for Cape Town Tourism highlighting Cape Town’s monthly events and attractions. She will be able to advise you on what is happening in the city during your stay.
A Cape Town connoisseur, Karen will ensure that you experience the best that Cape Town has to offer!
Her partner, Kevin Wilyman, arrived from England having hitchhiked through southern Europe, the Middle East, eastern and southern Africa, and later worked on mega yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Avid travellers, Karen and Kevin know every part of southern Africa and particularly enjoy the deserts and wilderness areas of Namibia, the game parks of Etosha Pan, Kalagadi (Kalahari), Botswana, and Kruger National Park.
Living just below Table Mountain, they are central to the city and the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton.