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What Guests Have To Say:




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Ann and Jeff (England)

“What can we say. The holiday exceeded all our hopes and expectations no small part of that being because of your contribution.

From the moment you met us at the airport to the time you returned us there we felt we had a friend in South Africa. The combination of your expertise and knowledge and our individual interests and hopes ensured that we made best use of every minute of the 18 days.

Even when we were not in your care we knew you were at the end of a telephone if we had needed it. Your attention to the smallest details was much appreciated.

The guest houses (and the owners) that you carefully selected were all first class, all having something special and different to the previous ones.

The freshly cooked beautiful breakfasts and evening meals were looked forward to and greatly enjoyed.

Our regret was that we only had one night in each guest house except Addo. What can we say about Addo!! The sight of all those elephants walking so close to our vehicle is something we will never forget.

As experienced travellers on coach tours we especially appreciated being able to visit places where a large coach would have experienced difficulty and never once did we have to queue because of your forward thinking and planning.

Your individual attention to our needs made us feel very special.

Your love of your country was evident throughout the tour. The wealth of facts and information you have stored was unbelievable. We learnt so much from you that we hope we will never forget.

Once again a thousand thanks for making our South African holiday so memorable. We will have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone wanting to have a similar memorable time in South Africa.”

Chris and Yong (Malaysia):

“We had a wonderful vacation in South Africa, and you have played a very big role in making that possible. Thanks!

From the moment I “found” your company on the Internet, I was impressed by the prompt and professional manner you replied to my numerous enquiries.

Thanks for being so flexible in painstakingly adjusting the tour itineraries to incorporate the various scenic routes and activities.

You have enabled us to enjoy this beautiful part of your country to the fullest. It was perfect, unequivocally!

All through the tour we were impressed with your warmth, attention to detail, vast knowledge of all things South African, and utter professionalism.

The scenery was breathtaking and picturesque, your commentaries and anecdotes were informative and hilarious, and we had the freedom of stopping for pictures or food, or simply to stretch our legs wherever we wished.

The guesthouses you hand-picked for us were excellent … we love them all! It was so much better travelling with someone who has encyclopaedic knowledge of the country, and not having the hassle of worrying about the nitty-gritty details of the tour.

Being brought up on the mundane diet of organized group tours where tourists are herded like sheep, the freedom afforded to us was exhilarating and highly addictive.

“Take as long as you wish” instead of “Be back in 20 minutes’ time”… it was well worth the extra cost incurred. In fact, we have been so pampered by the experience that, instead of booking with another tour company for our Cape Peninsula day trip, we simply had to engage your services once again.”

Rob and Sue (Canada) :

” … We are writing to express our thanks and appreciation for providing such a wonderful tour.

Your Garden Route Tour was a truly memorable experience and a highlight of our time in your beautiful country. Our 4 day journey with you was everything we could have hoped for from a guided tour – spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, delicious food, and informative commentary.

Our trip with you was extremely well organized and perfectly paced. The venues you selected for our accommodations were absolutely delightful and helped give us a real feel for the area.

The points of interest you introduced us to were both entertaining and educational and made us understand why the Garden Route area is described as a “must see” in so many travel books.

However, without a doubt, what really made the tour so terrific Dirk, was you. Your breadth of knowledge and love for the Cape area and your country as a whole, made it such that travelling with you wasn’t just a matter of getting from point A to point B with some sights along the way, but instead an informative, compelling and educational voyage. Moreover, you made us feel like we were travelling with a friend, rather than a guide we had just met.

We have have recounted the highlights of our tour with you to our friends and family and are certain that should any of them make their way to Cape Town they will be in touch with you to retain your services.

We would highly recommend you as a guide to anyone interested in seeing the incredible sights of the Cape provinces with a knowledgeable informative and congenial host….”

Ole & Jane (Norway) :

“First of all we would like to thank you very much for a very well planned and organized Garden Route Tour in the beginning of this month.

We had some really wonderful days and enjoyed the fantastic landscape, the mountains and the seaside, the nice hotels and relaxed atmosphere.

We have told our friends and colleagues about this fantastic tour organizer from Cape Town, and as far as we know another Norwegian family has already contacted you about a similar tour.

This was our first trip to the Western Cape and South Africa, but we can assure you that it will not be our last! There are so many interesting places to visit in the Western Cape, so we will be back……”

Philip and Lynne (Surrey, England) :

” … thank you for a wonderful tour. We enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend you to anyone… … the price for a personal tour was unbeatable and there was nothing we would rate at less than excellent…

Dirk went to endless trouble to ensure we got the best out of the tour and was a mine of information on almost every topic.

There is no way we would have seen so much or known so much about the country and wildlife had we been on our own or in an ‘organised’ tour, so we would thoroughly recommend you to any other clients…”

June, Kari and Nancy (UK) :

” … thank you for an amazing adventure in the wine country in your beautiful country. It truly was a day of adventure, education, and enlightenment in spite of some nasty, rainy weather.

Our experience left us with many positive statements regarding South Africa… …There is much more beauty in Africa than one can ever imagine… We feel extremely lucky to have taken your company’s name from an extended list.

Our thanks for such a special day…”

Mike and Sarah (USA) :

“I wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you. Our day spent with Dirk was fantastic – he was the consummate professional and was a great conversation partner.

He taught us a lot about SA and Africa in general. He went above and beyond as our lunch AND dinner reservations went well longer than what we had told him, and he took it all in stride.

It was a true pleasure being taken around the area by Dirk.

Monique (UK and USA) :

“We had such a wonderful time and so appreciate everything you did for us. You did such a splendid job of managing such a varied group as ours! (whether it was in interests, ages, food preferences or whatever).

We were all impressed with how you managed to move us along without a sense of pressure, yet keep us on track with often times, time to spare!

Your knowledge of such a range of subjects was impressive & our conversations on a wide range of topics really added to our experience.

Thank you again!.”

Pierre, Monique and Thomas (Switzerland):

“We would like to thank you very much for having so well organized our trip in South Africa.

Our guide’s driving was very good, we always felt very safe. We also appreciated his knowledge of the country as well as his sense of humor.

Everything was perfect and we really enjoyed visiting your beautiful country.

We would always recommend your company to anyone.”

Phill and Sheila (UK) :

“Thanks once again for the wonderful time that we had with you in Cape Town. We will certainly be recommending Cape Town (and you!) to other people over here when they are looking for holiday ideas.

Everything about our trip to South Africa matched or exceeded our expectations and as we discussed we would love to return to see more…”


“…just wanted to say a big thank you for giving Anne and Les a memorable time and for everything.

Dominic spoke to them last Friday after their return from the Garden Route and we were so pleased (and relieved!) to hear it was all a” huge success”!

They were really grateful to you for being a wonderful guide and companion…

Kim and Sylvia (UK) :

“Your tours were the highlight of our stay in Cape Town and I will recommend you to any potential client…” & “Many thanks for arranging the airport and hotel pick-ups and the two brilliant tours.

Everything was just great”

Pam and John (UK) :

“..We have been singing your praises about the tours you took us on and obviously your details have been passed on for other visitors to Cape Town.

Thanks once again…”

Marie, Caroline, Patrice, Françoise (France)

“We again wanted to thank you for our magnificent holidays.We have happy memories of this tour!

The habits returned, it is cold… We hope that you are well.

Don’t forget that you’re welcome in France!!”

Bonnie and Tom (USA) :

“Thank you once again for a wonderful experience.”

Abhilash and Bharti (UK) :

“We are back home. We enjoyed the tour very much and Dirk’s expert driving and local knowledge.

Thanks again …”

Shane and Christie (USA) :

“Hi Dirk. I just wanted to thank you for the marvellous tour of the winelands last week.

Looking back, Christie and I agree that it was the highlight of our holiday.

And we really enjoyed meeting you. I’ll definitely be sending friends your way in the future…”

Stephen, Julie and May (Ireland) :

“..had a great time in SA, we thoroughly enjoyed the tours and will recommend your to our friends who will be visiting SA in the near future…”

John and Wendy (Canada) :

“…we had an amazing time traveling with you, and strongly recommend you to clients… …we know the children came back having had a life changing experience. You certainly contributed that…”

Neil and Nancy (USA) :

“Dirk, Just a quick e-mail from myself and Nancy to thank you for a wonderful time about three weeks ago on the Garden route tour you guided.

The four days we spent with you really brought alive the wonders of the Garden Route.

The trip was a definite experience and we hope to get back to South Africa one day…”

Ian and Karin (UK) :

” … Once again thank you for helping to make our holiday a great success…”

Joy and Ulf (Sweden) :

“Thanks for two great tours! We enjoyed the spectacular nature, the animals and our conversations!”

Sheila (France)

” …fond memories of your lovely country right now, and many thanks for making our holiday so special…”


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