After 30 years in the chemical industry I took the plunge in 2012 and started a new career in tourism and am passionate about sharing the incredible story of our country. I love putting a tour together that tells a story whether it be about the history, culture or nature. Because of my professional background I relate very well to a wide audience and have travelled overseas on numerous occasions. Having been in industrial water treatment, for example, I would go underground once a week on the gold mines that surround Johannesburg so have an in depth knowledge of the mining industry. With a love for the outdoors I can tailor make a tour that involves walking, cycling, hiking, camping or even horse riding! A tour to Kruger National Park is a must with some game viewing in an OSV, maybe a bush walk with a ranger and a visit to a local cultural village and community project to have some interaction with the local people.
I am also able to customise tours through Swaziland, KwaZulu Natal and Lesotho.
A cycle tour of the Johannesburg Inner City or Soweto will get your adventurous spirit up and running. Or a cycle ride in a game park amongst the animals might get you going! All tours are customised to suit the guests as regards fitness levels etc. All equipment is provided.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a wonderful tour with Mark. He is a very knowledgable historian and we appreciated that he gave us a comprehensive tour of Pretoria. We spent most of our time at the Voortreker Monument. We would like to do other tours with him in the future. Do go with him!!!!
I am a registered tourist guide, GP5028, with PrDP (Professional Driving Permit) and a member of the Gauteng Guides Association. I am licenced to guide in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu Natal and also do Kruger Park, Swaziland and Lesotho.