Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cape-Town-South-Africa by Tour Guide Brenda Jean D. (Guide #8644)


Michael Tobey

United States
Rating

Tour: #279516, Multi Day 3 day Private Tours of Cape Town, The Peninsula and Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Brenda provided an outstanding 3 day tour covering all the majors areas of Cape Town. Her deep knowledge of the city gave me a terrific overview of the history, culture and other important information. She also displayed great flexibility in adjusting our itinerary as we had some weather challenges to overcome. I give Brenda my highest recommendation as I have taken 19 Tours by Local tours in a dozen countries.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael Thank you so much. I had an awesome time showing you around Cape Town and am so pleased that we could cover all in the 3 days. All my regards Brenda

Kristin McLane

United States
Rating

Tour: #258395, Multiday three day tours of Cape Town and the surroundings, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Brenda did a great job helping us with a terrific vacation. Definitely recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kristin I had an awesome time showing the group Cape Town.

Joanne Emuang

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: 2 day tour of Table Mountain, Cape Town City Tour, Kirstenbosch and Robben Island., Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Aug 23/18

Brenda and Craig were warm, friendly and accommodating. We didn't have much time in Cape Town but with Brenda as our guide, we managed to see quite a lot in three days. They also took us to less touristy places for food, coffee and shopping! We really enjoyed our time in Cape Town, thanks to Brenda and Craig. I would definitely contact Brenda on my next trip to Cape Town :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful time we spent together. Hope we see you soon again in SA. Regards Brenda

Jane Cleveland

United States
Rating

Tour: #279516, Multi Day 3 day Private Tours of Cape Town, The Peninsula and Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Brenda and her driver Craig could not have done a better job showing us Cape Town! We spent three days visiting the highlights of the city and surrounding areas and they both were fantastic company, sources of great knowledge about the area and made our first visit to Cape Town really fun and we knew we were seeing things we never would have found ourselves. Many thanks to them both!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane and Rebecca Thank you so much. We had a great time showing you around the hidden gems of Cape Town. Hope to see.you again in SA, sometime. Thanks again for the.wonderful time. Many thanks Brenda

Magali Bonnier

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #279516, Multi Day 3 day Private Tours of Cape Town, The Peninsula and Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Brenda has plan my 3 day tour in a great way: first day Cape town and I jump from signal hill for a memory of a lifetime / 2nd day was about wineries - a great thanks for Wolfgang the CBC brewery owner to gave me a pep talk on formulation, passion and textures / and final day was about Cape of good Hope and its fantastic scenery. I also have to thank Craig for his safe driving. The tour was very smoothly organised and they were always ready to answer my many questions about countries, people, politics etc

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Natalie Thank you so much for the lovely guide review. We really enjoyed your enthusiasm especially jumping off Signal Hill. It was amazing to show you around Cape Town. Thanks again. Hope I will see you again sometime.

Devaki Sundararaghavan

Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Rating

Tour: Cape Town and Garden Route Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jul 16/18

Brenda did a fantastic tour and covered everything she promised and then some. She covered our request for southmost tip of Africa which was accommodated. She also came into the airport to say good bye and made sure we were at the right counter. I would recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Devaki and Sundar I had an awesome time showing you around Cape Town and the surroundings. It was most enjoyable getting to know you and spending 4 days with you. Have a safe trip home and hope to see you again in Cape Town sometime! Warm Regards Brenda

Manfred Rohrmoser

Costa Rica
Rating

Tour: #271214, Mulitday -- 2 day highlights of Cape Town and the surroundings, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Very nice tour, I can recomend it 100% a lot of knowledge of the area, fauna & flora nice car note 100

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Manfred for the lovely guide review. I had an amazing time showing you around Cape Town.

Jorge Amador

United States
Rating

Tour: Spectacular Highlights Of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jun 10/18

We spent 4 unforgettable days with Brenda this June. We were a family of four that included 2 teenage boys. One of my favorite things about touring with Brenda was her flexibility and desire to ensure that we got the most out of our time there. Her van was always impeccable, filled with treats for the road for us and the kids and with plenty of water. Her driver Craig, was also amazing making sure we arrived safely at every destination. They are an amazing team and I highly recommend them!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I had such a great time showing your family around Cape Town and am glad that you enjoyed your tours with Craig and I. Hope to see you back in Cape Town some day soon!!

Craig Ward

United States
Rating

Tour: #271214, Mulitday -- 2 day highlights of Cape Town and the surroundings, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Brenda and Craig were wonderful. They toured us for 2 days to Cape Point and to the Winelands. I have walking issues, plus the weather was cloudy and rainy, and they accommodated both seamlessly. I highly recommend Brenda Jean for your tour in Cape Town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Craig and Teri Thank you so much for the lovely guide review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and I had a great time showing you around, just a pity about the rain, although we are so grateful that it has rained here in Cape Town. Hope your back gets better soon and hopefully if you come back to visit you will be feeling great. All my regards Brenda

Libby Austin

Australia
Rating

Tour: #250622, Private Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 14/18

We had a fantastic tour down to Cape Hope and Simontown with Brenda and Craig. The vehicle was very comfortable for the six of us and we felt very safe with Craig as our driver. Brenda is a fountain of knowledge and explained the history of the areas we visited and by the end of the day we felt we had a good understanding of the development of Capetown. Craig was very happy to stop along the way so we could see ostriches, baboons and other animals as well as spectacular scenery. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Libby and all we had a great time showing you around. It was fantastic getting to know you all. Hope you had a super time on Safari and enjoy every moment of Africa.

Viorel Cosma

Italy
Rating

Tour: 5 day tour of Cape Town and the surroundings, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: May 5/18

If you go to Cape Town and need a guide, ask for Brenda! She is very professional, knowledgeable and she always makes sure you are looked after. For us she did a great job, showed us also the less touristic part of the area. A very special mention goes to Craig , the best driver in Cape Town! Thank you Brenda, everything was "bellissimo" :))

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I will tell Craig that you say he is the best driver in Cape Town. We had a great time showing you around. Thank you again!! Regards Brenda

Vladimir Pereira Brenes

Cartago, Costa Rica
Rating

Tour: #253185, The famous Table Mountain and award winning Kirstenbosch Gardens Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Nice tour! Brenda took me to Cape Town downtown; we walked through the city, the company gardens, Malay houses, and the Waterfront. Bad thing was weather that day that did not allow us to go to Table Mountain's top. However, Brenda helped me book a helicopter tour through the coast... loved it! She was really attentive and open to my suggestions (wanted to check the Library and book stores... love books!)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vladimir It was wonderful showing you the hidden gems of Cape Town, and the libary and book shops which you love so much, I am glad that we could book the helicopter ride and that you could see the beautiful city from way up high, a pity about not going up the cableway to the top of Table Mountain, but I think you had a much better view of Cape Town from the air!!! Thank you again for the wonderful time that we shared in Cape Town. Fond regards Brenda

Vladimir Pereira Brenes

Cartago, Costa Rica
Rating

Tour: #435437, Private Safari Day Tour near Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Loved it! Brenda took me to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, a rehabilitation centre for Cheetas and other wild animals. The tour was really enjoyable. We were able to see lions, rhinos, hippos, elephants, zebras, jiraffes, and others really close! The 3-hour driving was worth it, and enjoyable because Brenda and the driver were such nice people, conversationalists, and really easy going. I almost did not book this tour. Glad I did!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vladimir Thank you so much for the lovely rating. Craig and I really enjoyed taking you to the safari, we had such a super time chatting to you and am so glad that you saw the animals up close especially the rhino!! Fond regards Brenda

Kathryn Smith

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Private Cape Town and the surroundings, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Apr 14/18

We had a great tour with Brenda. We were taken to everything that we wanted to see and a few more things that she thought might interest us. Gave us some good local knowledge about where to go and where not to go and also which taxis to use. Thanks Brenda we had a great time with a very knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I had such an awesome time showing you and all the others around Cape Town. I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip. Say hi to all and I will stay in touch.

Brian Brunner

United States
Rating

Tour: #250622, Private Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Brenda did a wonderful job of showing our family of four (2 adults +2 kids) the cape point, penguins and the local sites. Exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful communicator as well. Definitely recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure showing you around Cape Town and the surroundings. I had a great time taking you and your family around.

Riaan Prinsloo

South Africa
Rating

Tour: #279517, Spectacular Table Mountain and Cape Point Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

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 Rabenhorst

United States
Rating

Tour: #279517, Spectacular Table Mountain and Cape Point Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

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

John Watson

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #272574, Experience the winelands of the Cape with a private guide, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Fabulous tour. Nothing too much trouble for Brenda. The personal touch from Brenda certainly made this a day to remember in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Well worth taking this trip. John and Margaret Watson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John and Margaret, it was such a lovely day. I enjoyed showing you around some of the hidden gems along the winelands. I will tell Craig that you enjoyed his driving. Have a relaxing day today and enjoy your Safari!. Warm regards Brenda

Russel H.

Australia
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Tour: Spectacular Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula and Cape Town City Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jan 26/18

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
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Tour: #253185, The famous Table Mountain and award winning Kirstenbosch Gardens Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 25/18

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
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Tour: #271214, Mulitday -- 2 day highlights of Cape Town and the surroundings, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 23/18

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
Rating

Tour: #279516, Multi Day 3 day Tours of Cape Town, The Peninsula and Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

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 Price

United States
Rating

Tour: #386291, Private Cape Town City and V&A Waterfront Tour and Table Mountain., Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

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 Khanoyan

United States
Rating

Tour: #258394, Winelands Private Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

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

Fran McDonald

Canada
Rating

Tour: #250622, Private Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

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 Borca

United States
Rating

Tour: #253185, The famous Table Mountain and award winning Kirstenbosch Gardens Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

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

Robert Aessie

Canada
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Tour: #253185, The famous Table Mountain and award winning Kirstenbosch Gardens Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

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. Cook

United States
Rating

Tour: Cape Town City and the surroundings 2 day tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Dec 19/17

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 Viljoen

South Africa
Rating

Tour: Cape Winelands Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Dec 16/17

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 Elliott

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and surroundings Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Nov 4/17

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 Levine

United States
Rating

Tour: Private Garden Route, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Oct 16/17

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 Handren

United States
Rating

Tour: Spectacular Cape Peninsula and Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Oct 12/17

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 Brother

United States
Rating

Tour: #251222, Multi day Cape Point Peninsula Tour, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

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 Deutsch

United States
Rating

Tour: Multiday Cape Town and surroundings Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Apr 6/17

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 Carson

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Cape Winelands, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Mar 25/17

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 Woo

Hong Kong
Rating

Tour: #279516, Multi Day Tours of Cape Town, The Peninsula and Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

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.

Ahmed Nabi

Pakistan
Rating

Tour: #251222, Cape Town City Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nazim Thank you for the 5 star rating. Regards Brenda

William Roderick

United States
Rating

Tour: Multiday --- 2 day highlightes of Cape town ., Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Feb 15/17

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 Lehman

United States
Rating

Tour: #250622, Highlights of Cape Town and Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

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 Holden

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Cape Point and Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jan 22/17

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 Holden

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Cape Town Highlights, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jan 20/17

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 Kazda

United States
Rating

Tour: #251222, Cape Town City Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 2/17

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.

Larry N.

Canada
Rating

Tour: #253185, The famous Table Mountain , City Centre and Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

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 Shure

United States
Rating

Tour: Cape Town and the surroundings Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Sep 30/16

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 Columbus

United States
Rating

Tour: Cradle of Humankind and Apartheid Museum, Gauteng, South Africa
Date: Dec 18/14

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 Columbus

United States
Rating

Tour: Soweto Tour, Gauteng, South Africa
Date: Dec 17/14

Janice Dennison

Canada
Rating

Tour: Walk with the elephants., Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Date: Sep 15/14

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 Kolp

United States
Rating

Tour: Johannesburg and Soweto Cultural Tour. (Full Day), Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Sep 7/14

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 Slosberg

United States
Rating

Tour: World Heritage Site. Fossil Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Aug 30/14

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 Bershader

United States
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Tour: Rosebank, Johannesburg and Soweto Cultural Tour, Rosebank, South Africa
Date: Jun 29/14

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 Bershader

United States
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Tour: Pretoria/ Johannesburg Tour, Pretoria, South Africa
Date: Jun 26/14

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.

Kasey Lee

Australia
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Tour: Hartbeespoort and surrounding area. Half day tour ( layover Tour), Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Date: Jun 25/14

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
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Tour: Pretoria Cultural Tour. Full Day Tour., Pretoria, South Africa
Date: Apr 2/14

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 Walker

United Kingdom
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Tour: Johannesburg and Soweto Cultural Tour. (Full Day), Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Mar 2/14

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 Walker

United Kingdom
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Tour: Walk with the elephants., Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Date: Mar 1/14

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 Schofield

United Kingdom
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Tour: Johannesburg and Soweto Cultural Tour. (Full Day), Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Feb 4/14

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 Valtadoros

United States
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Tour: Walk with the elephants., Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Date: Nov 16/13

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 Norden

Canada
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Tour: World Heritage Site. Fossil Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Oct 26/13

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.

Carol Donaldson

Canada
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Tour: Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Oct 9/13

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
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Tour: Full Day of Highlights in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Oct 3/13

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.