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 found Mark very pleasant, very informative and very interesting. He was willing to make changes to accommodate last minute requests on our part. His car was very comfortable. We would use him again if we came back.
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, North West, Kwazulu Natal and also do Kruger Park, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Pick up can be either in Johannesburg or Pretoria.