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Mark P.

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

A warm welcome to you! South Africa is a country of incredible diversity and I have been privileged to have lived in 5 of our 9 provinces and camped, hiked and cycled all over the country.

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.

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

Very interesting and informative tour about the 20th century, particularly the apartheid period, the ANC, Mandela, Tambo etc. Would highly recommend it.
Pamela Gann

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Credentials

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.

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Tours by Mark P.

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Soweto by bicycle up close and personal,...

Private cycle tour - Rub shoulders with the locals and experience the,...

270 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

7 hours

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Path to Liberation - from Soweto to the,...

The story told through the eyes of Nelson Mandela with a Private Guide

220 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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Cycle the Inner City of Jozi with a Private,...

Private tour of Jozi - experience its rise from the ashes by bike!

195 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

6 hours

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War and Peace in Pretoria - the story,...

The story through the eyes of Paul Kruger with a Private Guide

285 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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Experience the thrill of a cableway trip,...

Cableway ride to the top of the Magaliesberg and Lesedi Cultural Village,...

400 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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Kruger National Park magic with a Private,...

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Experience Africa through its animals and magnificent scenery

3000 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 days

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Pilanesberg Big 5 Game Park Safari with,...

Experience the magic of the bush close to Johannesburg!

320 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

10 hours

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