William TrustUnited States
Our 4 hr tour of Johannesburg was our first Toursbylocals. Lesley gave us a detailed history of the area..geological and political. She really knows her stuff. Was friendly and flexible given that it was getting dark. Lots of traffic, which limited the tour but, at least we learned a bit about the city and area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, I am sorry the tour did not meet your expectation, and would really appreciate some feedback on perhaps improving that part of the experience that is within my control. I hope you had a great trip further.
We took this tour with some trepidation as so many Australian friends had told us to forget Johannesburg because there is nothing much to see. We were delighted with Lesley because once the underlying history is explained one can see there is a lot to do in Johannesburg. I think many tourists to Johannesburg are put off by the reports of crime and drugs there, and it doesn't paint a pretty picture, but you have to look beyond that which is hard to do without a competent guide like Lesley.
Lesley was a great guide with a wonderful knowledge of Johannesburg. We altered the tour upon talking to Lesley about what we would actually like to see. The fossil cave was excellent along with a brief tour of Johannesberg City before Lesley dropped us at the airport. Very friendly, great vehicle and amazing snacks. Thanks for a great day and my apologies for the very late review.
Jorge Ochoa MontoyaSpain
Doris W.United States
Lesley was waiting for us at the airport upon our arrival, was helpful, courteous and included everything we asked for in our tour of Johannesburg before taking us to our hotel. We were very pleased with the tour and information Lesley provided. She even provided drinks and snacks for our party. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in touring Johannesburg. Thank you, Lesley!
Ana Maria A.United States
Joan ConnerUnited States
Lesley is a superb guide -- exceptionally knowledgeble about the history & geology of Johannesburg, the contrasting neighborhoods and political atmosphere of today's Johannesburg. She went out of her way to give us a complete picture of the city she loves!
Joe DelaneyUnited Kingdom
Lesley was very knowledgeable and gave a great insight to the tour of Johannesburg. We were very happy with the service that we received and would gladly recommend her tours.
Elizabeth Swanklouisville, CC, United States
Rachael KorantengUnited Kingdom
Lesley is such an amazing guide. My flights were altered so we had less time but Lesley still managed to put together the perfect tour in the time. Lesley's knowledge is incredible and I enjoyed the tour so much. Looking forward to a longer tour with Lesley next time!
We enjoyed a 5h visit of Johannesburg, mostly by car but was not a problem. Our very kind guide explained us the complete history of this city while doing a tour. Managed to visit museum africa, the city center and got to the top of the highest building for a great view. I definitely recommend you Lesley as a guide if you want to know all about this city in a short time frame. Also you will be impressed by how much she can teach you about most subjects. Thank you Lesley!
Christopher BuchcarUnited States
Very individuell, flexible and qualified tour. Guide knows a lot about history and the town. Good time management.
Erica Meyer LiewSwitzerland
Leslie gave us a fabulous insight into Johannesburg. Can highly recommend her for a small and a large Group. Anytime again.
My wife and I did a stopover tour of Johannesburg with Lesley on 23/09/15. She picked us up from our hotel at the airport and gave us an excellent tour of Johannesburg with a little bit of birdwatching thrown in. Her knowledge of Johannesburg and its history was excellent. We are very glad that we did the tour
David RechtUnited States
This was the perfect tour for my airport layover. Lesley was very informative, and the tour was an excellent blend of on-the-ground sightseeing and driving. I felt safe at all times, and there were even snacks provided! I highly recommend this tour. David
Shari VermeulenUnited States
Lesley is a fantastic tour guide! She is adaptable, knowledgeable, prepared, thoughtful and a great time manager.My family greatly enjoyed our tour of Soweto and Apartheid Museum.Lesley brought much of the complex South African history to light in a dynamic way. We enthusiastically endorse her to those seeking an authentic and well managed private tour.We also highly recommend Tours by Locals for its easy booking process and excellent customer service.Thank you all for a wonderful holiday finale!
Johannesburg was a bit disappointing. The vandalism at the George Harrision Park detracted from the experience. We went to the Museum Africa to learn the old and new ways of living here. We wen to the Mary Fitzgerald square-lovely mosaics on the ground, then went to the top of Carlton for an overview of the city. We found the lack of upkeep and maintenance of historical places and sites disturbing. Lesley, though, was amazing and went beyond our expectations. Her knowledge of history was exceptional.
In a short but highly informative tour Lesley took us through Geology Palenteology, sociology & history along with some delicacies of the place. Highly recommended.
David SmithUnited States
An interesting and informative introduction to Johannesburg. Lesley is knowledgable and articulate about the history, the culture, the challenges and the promise of South Africa. Her enthusiasm for living in Johannesburg makes the city come alive. And she carefully matched the tour to our interests and timeframe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. I really enjoyed our time together, and hope to see you spend more time in this part of the world.
Lesley was very accommodating in organising a tour for us to fit our short airport layover. It involved a very early morning for her. She was very informative & pleasant & even went to the trouble of providing snacks for us. We thought she did a great job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leila. Sorry I took so long replying, I did not realise I could! Hope to see you in this part of the world again.