Carolyn WolfeSouth Africa
Mark was a very easy, relaxed guide who we felt very comfortable with. He was interesting and informative with his insight into the Joburg CBD and we had a lot of fun on our day cycling around the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carolyn glad you felt safe and you enjoyed it.
Brian DavillaUnited States
Mark was very knowledgeable and informative on our tour. He explained locations and events thoroughly and answered our many questions as well as put up with all the pictures my wife and I wanted taken! Mark gave us a good perspective on the history and culture of S. Africa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian I also enjoyed the day and your energy!
Great tour by Mark, He was very informative and knowledgeable. Easy to talk to. Accommodated us by taking us to the airport instead of back to our hotel. Recommend him for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick, Many thanks I enjoyed the day as well.
Elic CalhounUnited States
I was Incredibly pleased with Mark & the tour. The gear was top notch, but the insight and experience Mark provided made for an amazing experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Elic it was a great day and way to interact and support the local community.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin, Thanks for the feedback.
Gail HumphreysUnited States
Mark really opened the door for us on the Boer life, attitudes, travails, and war making. He has put together a superbly well integrated day tour, one that should not be skipped. He is engaging and very knowledgeable, and his added references to greater South Africa are an extra plus. HE also is very accommodating of your individual needs. We highly recommend this tour. GSH and RSG, Goleta, California, USA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Gail it was great to host you and your husband for the two days. I also learnt a lot! Maybe we meet again one day.
Douglas BartlettCalgary, AB, Canada
I wanted to find out what life was like in Johannesburg, and chose Mark's tour about Liberation as a vehicle for a day's discussion. Mark's family has a long history in South Africa and so he deeply understood every aspect of life there. I came away fully satisfied. Johannesburg is a very dangerous city, but Mark kept us safe & feeling safe. But surprise - someone stole the power cable to the tallest office building in Africa before we arrived to visit the observation deck!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Douglas. It took two weeks to restore the power to the city centre!
Kathleen CuneyUnited States
A perfect way to spend our one day in jo burg. Mark had a wealth of information. There was no question he didn't know the answer to. He showed exactly what we wanted to see so we didn't waste any time. We would love to utilize his many areas of expertise in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathleen. Hope to see you again one day.
Andrew LawlessUnited States
Mark organized a great tour to Liliesleaf Farm, Soweto, and Johannesburg. All the sites were well chosen, and the unifying theme of the liberation struggle gave the day a special, unique feel. Mark's knowledge and explanations really accentuated the historical importance of the places we visited and made my visit all the more enjoyable and edifying, despite the often difficult subject matter covered. I would highly recommend this tour, and Mark as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew!
A very comprehensive tour of Jo'burg, focused very much on my areas of interest as a former resident. Mark displayed a wide knowledge of all aspects of the city and country, as well as the rich history. Enjoyed the visits to Liliesleaf and Soweto most, as these were new to me. Also enjoyed the trip into central Jo'burg to see the changes over the last 25 years. Mark was an ideal tour guide, answering the many questions I posed him, and sharing his perspective on the challenges facing RSA. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks William hope to see you again sometime. Have just returned from Swaziland after doing the Swaziland tour guide course. Learnt a lot more about the Coca Cola story and factory!
Robert Barry JrLos Angeles, CA, United States
Mark was great - very reliable and creative I highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Barry it was great to host you and Deborah.Enjoyed the different things we did.
Robert VolkUnited States
Mark did a very professional job of guiding our group of 3. He answered all of our questions in a cheerful manner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. I enjoyed the day with you.
Beth BerkUnited States
I had a wonderful day with Mark and everything was planned just perfectly from the pick up at the airport, the entire day and drop off back at the airport too. I was debating whether to visit Johannesburg as my last day of my trip to South Africa, and I am glad I did. I found Mark to be extremely informative, and a wonderful person to spend the day with as well. And, if interested in revising the places you want to see/visit, he is flexible to do so as well. Thank you for everything Mark!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth. I also had a wonderful and stimulating day in your company!
Karen WarnerUnited States
Mark is a great guy, friendly, punctual, knowledgeable, easy to talk to. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Mark. His tour was informative and interesting, we had an unforgettable time. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, Very glad you enjoyed the day. It was great to be you.
Great guide, he provided us with lots of interesting information not only about the places we visited but also about overall demographics, South Africa's history and cultural/ethnical matters.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sergio it was a pleasure to host you and your wife. I'm glad we could work around the weather!
Mark P was the perfect guide for me. I am very interested in history and politics and he was very knowledgeable about local history. He also paced the tour very well, getting me home when he said he would while seeing everything I wanted to see and more. I value punctuality. He was easy to be with and very gentlemanly which I also appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marie, It was great to host you and I also enjoyed your company and wish you all success and strength going forward when you get back home.
Herschel RamseyUnited States
This tour was very educational and interesting as we learned many of the details of the real start of the fight against apartheid. The visit to Lillesleaf farm where the leadership of the movement were raided and Nelson Mandella was implicated was especially enlightening. The other point of real interest was the Constitutional Court complex where the symbolism makes such a strong impression. Mark is an excellent guide to not only the liberation movement but of South African and Johannesburg history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lesley and Rudy, Many thanks for the comments. It was a pleasure to host you and maybe we meet again one day.