Peter ElwellUnited States
We very much enjoyed our day with Nathan. He is a knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide. We thought visiting the Apartheid Museum and Soweto would be interesting (it was) but might be depressing (it wasn't). Nathan made it inspiring by giving us rich insights into the complexity of Soweto. He also showed us that Soweto is a huge area that is socioeconomically diverse and alive with commerce and social activity. Thank you, Nathan, for being such a gracious and informative host!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thank you very much for your inspiring words. God bless you. Nathan
Daniel OBrienUnited States
Knowledgeable, timely, very flexible and pleasant
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daniel Hope you eventually got your luggage. Enjoy the ret of your tour. Nathan
Jennifer SimonsenUnited States
Nathan took us to all the main attractions, The Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela's House, Soweto, to name a few. Nathan was on time, knowledgeable, courteous and a safe driver. We even had a tasty lunch with him. We would definitely recommend Nathan for a day well spent touring Johannesburg!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer Hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour. Thanks for everything. Wishing you all the best. Regards Nathan
Joan B.United States
Carolyn RogersUnited Kingdom
Excellent Tour, Nathan was very knowledgeable and informative. The visit to the Apartheid museum, was very enlightening, and thought provoking. The tour of Soweto and Mandela's House was excellent. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome and thank a lot. It was a pleasure to host you.
James BarnettUnited States
Nathan is an excellent guide who knows very much of his town and he tells about it in a very personal way. We have seen the many aspects of the townships of Johannesburg in Soweto. He took us to the apartheid museum, very impressive and later to Mandela house. The trip into the township with a local man I will never forget. Nathan gaves us an unforgettable day. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Henk You are welcome and thank a million.
Jorge Ochoa MontoyaSpain
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
John HushonUnited States
Lucy OsbornSouth Africa
We had a great day with Nathan. He was extremely knowledgable and has an amazing memory for facts! We had some really interesting conversations. We LOVED the Apartheid museum, Mandela's house and the Hector Pieterson memorial was so moving for both me and my 13 year old son. He related to both of us so well and we learned so much. Thank you Nathan!
We booked a full-day Soweto tour with Nathan. He is knowledgeable, professional and native from Soweto. The visit of the Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela house and wider Soweto provided us with a good historical background and every day challenges people face today. The visit to the poorest parts of Soweto need a properer warning for over sensitive people due to the harsh reality for these people. But overall we were very happy with the day we spent with him and recommend him.
Michael McCarthyUnited States
Excellent and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend Nathan!
Susan LichtensteinUnited States
Pamela MathisonUnited States
Nathan was very personable, very knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. He was also very flexible in picking us up at the airport and then dropping us off at our hotel after the tour. He adapted the tour to the time that we had and maximized daylight hours. I would highly recommend him!
Don AndersonUnited States
Nathan was an excellent, attentive, knowledgeable guide. He went the extra mile, spent extra time and provided great insights.
James StampsUnited States
The tour with Nathan was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. Nathan took care of all the details and he tailored the tour to our interests and our schedule. He has impressive knowledge of Soweto and his tour provided a full experience of the many facets of Soweto. Well done Nathan and Tours by Locals!
Ashley DemkoUnited States
I was very impressed with how knowledgeable and intelligent Nathan was. I learned so much from this tour, it was very eye opening. I highly recommend Nathan as a guide! Our tour is something we will never forget and touched our hearts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted my tour had an impact on you.
This was a great introduction to Soweto and its most recent history. Nathan is a great guide and we not only found it educational but we enjoyed Nathan's company! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bradford. Regards Nathan
Carol DowtyTroy, MI, United States
Nathan did a wonderful job sharing his knowledge of Soweto! It was very eye opening to see all the different elements of the township. The tour included a great lunch too! Well worth the money!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, thanks for everything. I am glad to have hosted you.
I was so glad I chose Nathan for my tour. He was interesting and informative. I had a really unforgettable great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roseline, you are welcome.
Nur RahimNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nur, thanks for your comments. Johannesburg is a very old city with old infrastructure. And it is recent that they began upgrading and modernising the infrastructure. As you have also witnessed how really bad traffic is. One may a road this week only to find next week closed because of upgrades. So most of times factors such as weather and traffic will have an impact. Otherwise once more my apologies for being a little late.
Excellent all day personal tour of Soweto. Highlights were the 2 hours spent at the Apartheid museum which gives a superb overview of recent African history and also the chance to meet with a community worker who gave an enthusiastic and optimistic account of his work in the poorer areas of Soweto and the challenges that the community there face. A walk through these streets was worth more than a thousand words.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brendan, I am glad that you had an interesting time in Soweto.
I had an excellent day with Nathan in Soweto. He is very knowledgeable about Soweto, has a very relaxed style, and is pleasant company. I was glad I choose for Tours by Locals and not for a bus tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome. Thanks for a fantastic day with your presence.
Rob VolpeUnited States
Amazing! Nathan takes the time to explain the context and history of the area, how that leads to the current situation. And he's sensitive to how comfortable his guests are with the content of this intense and "heavy" tour. We had an incredible time and Nathan was great. I'd highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your presence.
Tony S.United Kingdom
Nathan is friendly and looked after us well. He had a colleague to drive the car for him. We had a tailor-made tour which included the fairly new Liliesleaf Farm Museum (highly recommended) and the view of Jo'burg from the top of the Carlton Tower as well as visiting Soweto. It is true to say that Nathan's strength is Soweto and I would recommend him on that basis.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tony.
Very educative tour and Nathan and his driver were great guides! We really enjoyed their knowledge and good humor throughout the tour and were greatly impressed by Soweto and its culture. It was really interesting and we really appreciated the added value of a truly local guide. Nathan knows the right balance of providing you information and guidance and when to provide you the space to read and go through the museum. Thank you Nathan for a great day in Soweto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandrine you are most welcome.
Nathan was knowledgeable and courteous. He drove safely and answered all our questions. A fantastic tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cathy you are welcome. Hope you had a fantastic Safari.
Ryan CurranUnited States
Nathan was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Support local tour guides and use his services if you need someone to tour you through Jo Burg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi thanks for your kind words, hope you are enjoying your safari.
We took the Soweto Township Tour with Nathan and had a wonderful day! All stops within this tour are plenty of historical meaning, fun facts and great atmophere. We especially enjoyed the Chris Hani Hospital and the 360 view from the tower in the Credo Mutwa Cultutal Village. The tour unfolded very smoothly, Nathan did a great job and included the Orlando Towers following our request. Don't miss this tour if you have the chance!
Janice S.United States
Nathan gave a fine overview of Soweto and answered many questions for us. However, I was surprised that he did not accompany us inside the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum to offer more explanation or answer our questions on the spot. Especially the Pieterson Museum because the film and displays offered no contextual explanations. I would rate the day as a 3.5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I welcome feedback as it helps me be a better guide.As guides there are places where we are off limits.Apartheid & Hector Pieterson which have such interactive displays that include lots of videos/film footage,we allow visitors to be mesmerised by the history of our country so we allot a min.of 2 hours to view.There are instances where we pre-arrange guided tours in cases where the visitor understands or speaks little Eng.I now realize self walk service doesn't work for everyone & I have learned from this
Well designed, passionately given. Thank you Nathan for an inspiring day.
Nathan has given a breathtaking presentation of Johannesburg and Soweto, with a deep knowledge of all aspects of the South African history. I suggest to everyone who wants to really understand this beautiful country to meet Nathan. This is surely only my first tour of many other more. thank you, Nathan!
Donna Rene JohnstonUnited States
Nathan was knowledgeable, friendly and creative. We flew in late in the afternoon and only had one full evening in Johannesburg. He had to adapt his normal day tour because so many things were closed, but we really got an experience of Soweto that was life changing. Nathan answered all of our questions openly and honestly, from his own life experience. Highly recommend him if you are visition the area. Thanks Nathan for a wonderful evening in Soweto!
Richard H.United Kingdom
Well planned and highly informative. We learned a tremendous amount about South African society and would highly reccomend this tour to anyone wanting to get an intelligent and informed understanding. Be prepared for a very full day! Nathan is a warm hearted and entertaining guide.