Riaan PrinslooSouth Africa
Brenda is a great guide. She is very accommodating and knows her history. I will recommend her to anyone wanting to to experience Cape Town. Thank you Brenda for making our special day even more special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Riaan Thank you so much for the lovely rating. It was awesome meeting you and your wife we had a really great time showing you around Cape Town and the surroundings. I am so glad that you enjoyed your special day. All my regards Brenda
Robert Thomas RabenhorstUnited States
Excellent knowledge. We saw what we wanted to view at our own pace never rushed. I would recommend Brenda to anyone who truly wanted to see the Cape Town area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the review. I had a wonderful time showing you around Cape Town and am so glad that you enjoyed your trip. Regards Brenda
Brenda and driver Craig gave us an excellent day. Brendas communications before the trip was full of advise re bookings. Brenda was on time and the tour was informative and not rushed. Lunch was at a well located seafood restaurant ,the food was delicious and inexpensive. The merc van was very comfortable with a nice touch of a drink and snack pack. I would recommend this tour and Brenda as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Russel for the lovely rating. I had a great time showing you around Cape Town.I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks again for a wonderful day. Regards Brenda
Mary H.Walton on Thames, United Kingdom
Brenda collected us and our luggage from our cruise ship, gave us an all day tour and then dropped us at the airport for our flight home. It was a very interesting and enjoyable day. Because Table Mountain was closed, she took us to see the view from Signal Hill and then used the extra available time for a walk through Company Gardens and a visit to the cathedral. Excellent coffee and lunch stops plus an afternoon at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Totally recommend this tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary Thank you for the wonderful time that we spent together around Cape Town. It was awesome meeting you and your family. Regards Brenda
Mary H.Walton on Thames, United Kingdom
Brenda and her driver, Craig, gave us a great two days of excursions. Our first day took us down to the Cape of Good Hope and to see the penguins. We had a good lunch with a view of the harbour in Simonstown. The second day in the Winelands gave us chocolate, beer, gin, and biltong tasting in addition to two wine tastings! We also visited the alpacas and camels and the amazing car museum. She took us to a nice cafe in Franschhoek for lunch too. Thoroughly recommend this tour guide! A lovely lady.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Nigel and Phillip Thank you so much for the lovely review. We had a really wonderful time showing you around Cape Town. Thank you again. Hope to see you soon. Warm regards Brenda
John E.United States
My wife and I have used ToursByLocals guides in 10 countries, and Brenda is among the best of the best. Her three-day tour of Cape Town and environs was impeccably organized and executed. We saw more than we had imagined we could see and enjoyed every minute we spent with Brenda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John and Francis Thank you so much for the lovely review. i had an awesome time showing you around Cape Town. Regards Brenda
Richard PriceUnited States
Brenda was delightful. She gave us a perfect tour of Cape Town! She took us to all the kinds of places that we told her we wanted to visit. She had many insights about what to do and what not to do. I would recommend her highly to anyone visiting South Africa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for the lovely review, it was a pleasure showing you and Joe around my favourite city of Cape Town.
Stephen KhanoyanUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed Brenda's itinerary for our day in the Cape Town wine country. She knew all of the best wineries and organized them in a way that made sense for what we wanted to see and to accommodate a lunch reservation. She and her driver, Craig, were a lot of fun to talk to and learn from about South Africa and Cape Town. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen for the lovely review. We had a great time showing you around. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Regards Brenda
We had a fabulous tour of the Cape with Brenda. She was prompt, friendly and very informative. She took us places that we would not have known to visit. It was a great way to spend the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fran Thank you so much for the lovely review. I had such a great day showing you around Cape Town. Regards Brenda
Heidi BorcaUnited States
Excellent. We wished we had more time in lovely Cape Town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Heidi I had a great time showing you around Cape Town. Regards Brenda
The tour was excellent. Brenda is very knowledgeable and has many tricks in her sleeve to save time. Brenda also had a separate driver which resulted in a more efficient tour operation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great showing around Cape Town. Have a safe trip home and hope to see you again soon. Happy holidays and a properous new year! Warms Regards Brenda
W.c. CookUnited States
Brenda is a first class guide, professional yet friendly and accommodating. It was a pleasure to spend two days with she and her driver Craig showing us the highlights of Cape Town and surrounding areas. We shall certainly use her services on a return trip and recommend her to friends who plan to visit Cape Town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill and Gloria Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great showing you around Cape Town. We had an awesome time showing you around. Take care and see you soon. Regards Brenda and Craig
Lyn ViljoenSouth Africa
Brenda took my brother Nicholas on a wine tour on Saturday 16th December to Stellenbosch/Franshoek. Excellent service that she offered. She was on time , very luxurious transport. Very knowledgable about the area and my brother coming from France was really impressed. I would certainly recommend Brenda and I hope to use her service again. Many thanks and regards Lyndsey V
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lyndsey for the lovely review. I had a wonderful time showing Nick around the winelands.I alos learnt alot from him about different wines around the world. Thank you again! Regards Brenda
Peter ElliottUnited Kingdom
At the end of a 2week trip to Namibia and Cape Town we had 6 hours before our flight. Brenda gave us an enjoyable, informative and relaxing last trip around Cape Town and Kirstenboesch. Thoughly recommend getting in touch with her. Well organised and exactly what I asked for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter and family. Thank you for the lovely review and am glad that you enjoyed your trip.I had a wonderful time showing you around Cape Town.
Beth LevineUnited States
Brenda took me on a private Garden Route tour. She was friendly and responsive to my specific requests, which included a visit with a cousin and some hiking. The planned itinerary turned out to be a bit too ambitious, so we didn't get to do all of the originally planned activities. However, we were both able to "go with the flow" and accomplished what we could. I liked that Brenda came prepared with snacks and drinks for the two of us. I also like that she translated many of the Afrikaans signs for me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beth Thank you for the nice review. I had a really great time showing you around the Garden Route, next time you are in South Africa we can try for a longer stay and can explore the Garden Route much more. Take care and many thanks!
Tim HandrenUnited States
Brenda was such a delight. We spent 2 days together as she showed me and my wife Cape Town and the surrounding area. We could not imagine a better way to experience our first time in RSA than with Brenda!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim and Anne Thank you so much for the rating. I had a wonderful time showing you around Cape Town. Regards Brenda
Ted BrotherUnited States
Brenda was knowledgeable and managed to cover everything she could in the 1.5 days we spent with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ted Thank you for the review. I had a great time showing you around Cape Town, driving and guiding at the same time is a bit difficult , if you come again to South Africa and I am your guide again I will make sure that I have a driver so that I can tell you a lot more about our beautiful country. It was such a pleasure to share my knowledge with you and the group.
Ellen DeutschUnited States
It was a pleasure to spend 2 days with Brenda as we toured around the Cape Town area. She is full of knowledge and history and was eager to share it with us. She knew which places to take us to and we were able to see so much more traveling with her than we ever could have driving on our own or with a tour group. We highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellen Thank you for the lovely comments. I am glad you had a wonderful time. I hope you are enjoying Namibia. Regards Brenda
Louise CarsonUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful day in the winelands with Brenda. She was extremely friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. We'd thoroughly recommend a tour with her. She was also very good at communicating before the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Im glad they had a wonderful day. We enjoyed there company very much. Regards Brenda
Peter Kam Tai WooHong Kong
A hardworking and professional minded guide for our recent multi-day trip in Cape Town. Job well done and bravo to her great effort!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thank you so much. I had a wonderful time showing you around. Hope to see you again sometime in Cape Town.
Nazim Allauddin SayaniPakistan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nazim Thank you for the 5 star rating. Regards Brenda
William RoderickUnited States
Brenda was excellent, she was extremely knowledgeable about the Cape Town City and parks that we visited. Efficient tour and excellent driving. Brenda showed great flexibility in changing the day we visited Table Mountain so that we had perfect weather while on the top! The day we were originally scheduled would have been a loss due to heavy clouds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really enjoyed showing you around Cape Town it was great to meet you and and your wife, hope she treasures her awesome necklace that you purchased, I am pleased that you had a wonderful time in Cape Town.I hope that you will be able to visit South Africa again sometime and I will gladly be there to offer my services and show so much more of our beautiful country. Take care and hope to see you again sometime. All my regards Brenda.
Kirsten LehmanUnited States
On Jan 24th, 2017 we had a private Cape Tour with Brenda. Everything about our tour was perfect! We were able to see so much in one day. Brenda was flexible, so we could see what was important to us while still giving us a exceptional overall tour. Brenda is sweet, kind, and extremely knowledgable. Our experience was unforgettable. 5 out of 5 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kirsten Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. It was great showing you around. We had a great time with you and Josh. Have a lovely trip further and a safe journey home. Kind regards Brenda
Jonathan HoldenUnited Kingdom
Another great trip with Brenda. Beautiful coast drive calling at some wonderful places on the way including Camps Bay,Simons town for lunch and the wonderful Cape point. The walk up to the lighthouse is so worth it for the views. Again Brenda's knowledge of the area is wonderful and wouldn't hesitate in recommending this trip. This holiday is our first experience of tours by locals but it certainly won't be the last. A reasonable cost for a great private tour hence the saying you get what you pay for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We had a great time showing you around. Enjoy the rest of the trip.
Jonathan HoldenUnited Kingdom
We were picked up promptly by Brenda.We went to table mountain first which was great with Brenda giving us a guided tour up at the top showing us different areas of Cape Town, the plant life and the wildlife. This was followed by a great city walking tour of the gardens and market along with pointing sights out whilst driving. We went to Robben island with Brenda waiting for us on our return even though we were an hour later than expected.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for the lovely comments. I enjoyed every moment showing you around Cape Town.
Joseph KazdaUnited States
Brenda was an excellent guide of Cape Town area. She was very informative about the places we visited and the people. Her down to earth personality made us feel comfortable in our unfamiliar surroundings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe and Sue Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to show you around Cape Town.
We have an excellent tour in Cape Town as we tried to enjoy the day after leaving the ship and before taking our flight late in the evening. Brenda was very nice and we have a great time. Table Mountain was amazing but unfortunately we have a foggy morning. The coastal drive was scenic and beautiful. We wish we have time to stroll along the beach. Brenda was very responsive and even found us a nice seafood restaurant for live abalone upon my request the night before we took her tour. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Larry Thank you for the lovely review. It was great meeting you and I had a wonderful time showing you around Cape Town. Regards Brenda
Loren ShureUnited States
Brenda, along with Dean who drove, treated me to 3 wonderful days in the Cape Town area. We spent one day near Cape Point, one in the city, and one in wine country. Each day we adjusted to the weather and crowds so they could give me the best possible experience! Brenda knows a lot of the local and country history, making many of the sites that much more meaningful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Loren. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. It was our pleasure to show you around. We had a lovely three days with you. If you're ever in South Africa again please contact me and it will be a pleasure to show you around again. Enjoy the rest of your trip and safe journeys. Regards Brenda
Charles ColumbusUnited States
Our party of four were with Brenda for two tours and totally enjoyed both days. She is reliable, interesting and very knowledgeable across a wide spectrum from political to natural history. Both days we had the benefit of her able driver, Shawn, who transported us comfortably in their Benz. We highly recommend Brenda and look forward to staying connected. The Columbus and Beekman Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely rating. We enjoyed showing you around it was our pleasure to show you our beautiful country.Thank you again it was great to get to know all of you.
Charles ColumbusUnited States
Wonderful tour, Brenda is a sweetheart! Highly recommend Tours by Locals to all my clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed your tour.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're very happy to hear that, Janice! Glad you had a wonderful time with Brenda.
Lynne KolpUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Brenda. Especially loved the tour at the Oppenheimer Tower of the Cultural Center. Lunch at Wandies was very good and we got a really good sense of what living in Soweto is like. Thank you, Brenda!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynn and group, thank you for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your day in Soweto and I had a really great day with you all. It was a pleasure meeting and chatting to all of you.
Carol SlosbergUnited States
Brenda provided a day that exceeded our expectations. By the end of the day I felt like we had spent the day with a friend and not just someone taking us on a tour. Her knowledge of the area and her education on the history of South Africa in general really added to the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol,thank you for the lovely review. It was great to meet you and Mark. Thanks for the wonderful day we spent together.Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Steven BershaderUnited States
Working with six people and their varied expectations and interests is not easy but Brenda managed to provide a wonderful experience for our group. We spent enough time for everyone at the various sites. I especially enjoyed visiting the Origins Centre and eating at Wandi's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure guiding you all and I had a great day with you. Thanks for the review.
Steven BershaderUnited States
Brenda is a true professional. She knew plenty of information about the sites and provided extra background based on her own knowledge and long history in S.A. The day was busy but relaxed and we especially enjoyed the visit to Rivonia and Liliesleaf. Brenda was able to develop a customized tour covering exactly what we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful review and I am glad you enjoyed your day as much as I did. Take care and hope to see you back in South Africa again soon.
Brenda was amazing! She knows her stuff, and caters for me as a solo traveler. I would highly recommend this tour, but also Brenda as a guide. If I head back to South Africa she will be my first thought! Thanks so much Brenda for an amazing day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kasey, thank you so much, we really had a great day.Hope to see you soon.
Sharon W.United States
My sister and I felt she was very thoughtful in providing drinks and snacks. She listened to what we were interested in and didn't rush us at the various stops. We had a good day with her. We would certainly use her again if we ever traveled this way again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon and Valeria, I am glad you enjoyed your day, and thank you for such great company. All my regards Brenda
Michael WalkerUnited Kingdom
Another Great Tour to go on. Guide Brenda very knowlegeable on many areas. Went to some great places with fantastic views of Johannesburg, went to the Apartheid Museum. Soweto is a pretty amazing place, went to visit Mandela's first house then a buffet lunch at Wandies. Excellent food, great company. Highly Recommended Tour with Brenda Jean. Thank you very much, fantastic experience. Regards Michael Walker UK
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thank you for spending your time with me. I had a great day yesterday and am glad you enjoyed yourself visiting Johannesburg and Soweto. When I visit the UK I will contact you. All my regards Brenda
Michael WalkerUnited Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic day well worth the money.Tour guide very friendly and knowlegable looks after you very well and is open to requests. The sanctuary people very friendly Elephants are amazing get to touch walk with and ride the elephants.A lovely meal included at the sanctuary and great views both there and along the way pointed out by guide. Amazing experience Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thank you for the good review and it was my pleasure to guide you around. I am glad you enjoyed your day at the Elephant Sanctuary. All my regards Brenda
Peter SchofieldUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day with Brenda and Opau. The tour was very exciting, both Brenda and Opau were extremely knowledgeable of the area, very friendly and welcoming. We would definately recommend this tour as a must to anyone visiting South Africa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely review and I am glad that you enjoyed your day trip with us and also your South African trip. When I visit the UK I will look you up and visit. Regards Brenda.
Basile ValtadorosUnited States
My brother and I came to South Africa, looking for a excellent tour guide, and the intent to interact and walk with the Elephants. We not only got an excellent tour guide, but also a new friend. She was there early, greeting us at the hotel, but also took us through the city, and explained the area. We not only had opportunity to interact with elephants, but we have many photos from Brenda. We came as strangers, and left as friends! I certainly will call upon her again when I return!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice review. We had such a lovely day guiding you around. Will send you the photo's. regards to Alex
Wilma van NordenCanada
Very well prepared and organized. Itinerary exactly as arranged. Both guide and driver were a pleasure to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide you and Bob around the Cradle of Humankind, thank you for the wonderful day as well.
Brenda was most accommodating and professional. She was flexible as well as sensitive to our needs. Our trip to the school in Soweto remains one of the highlights of our trip. It was an absolute pleasure meeting Brenda and I would highly recommend her as a guide. She provided us with a great deal of background information to help us better understand what we were seeing. Opa, her driver was also excellent and informative, especially during our trip to Soweto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, thank you for the nice review. I am so glad that you and the others enjoyed the tour to Soweto, Oupa and I had a wonderful 2 days with you and enjoyed showing you around Gauteng. Hope to see you sometime when I visit Canada or when you are back in South Africa. Kind Regards Brenda
Johan Wilhelm (Hans) v.Netherlands
Brenda was a replacement for another guide but she and her driver Oepah (I hope I got his name right, if not it sounds like this) did an excellent job. Showed us around all the sights we wanted to see between and in Pretoria/Jo(hannes)burg. And a bit more we were not aware of. Thanks Brenda and Oepah
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you Hans I am glad that you and your brother enjoyed the tour as much as we did. Thank-you for the good review I appreciate it. See you some time when I visit Holland. Best Regards Brenda
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.