Nathan was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgeable and willing to answer our questions about the political and social development of South Africa. Introduced us to Vusi who took us into the Shanty Town for a short thought provoking tour. Our only suggestion...a sign with name of client for airport pickups would have made contact much easier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christine Thanks for your comment. I will definately improve of signage. Kind regards Nathan
David HirshonUnited States
Knowledgeable. Good command of the English language. It was very hot and the air conditioning in his car basically was non functional making it very uncomfortable. His car was too small for a party of three. Two is the maximum for comfort. One in the front and one in the back.
Maria von SeidleinGermany
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Sandy JohnsonUnited States
Nathan is good company and quite knowledgeable about Apartheid He was flexible to set up a tour with me on short notice when I realized I was stuck in the airport all day. The most moving part of the day was visiting the Hector Peterson Memorial.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy considering that this was a last minute booking. I am glad I was able to organise this tour for you at a very last moment. It was quite challenging. Wishing you all the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks
Meg GloudemansUnited States
Nathan was very friendly and informative--great tour! It's amazing how much he knows about the city. I would have liked a little more context on what was coming next (I forgot the details from the web description), but it was also fun to be surprised!
Damon WootenUnited States
Ana Maria A.United States
Great guide. He took us to regular tourist attractions as well as off the beaten track.
Leslie ThompsonUnited States
We had a great introduction to the many, varied areas of Soweto, from the upper class areas to the meagre shacks and huts. We experienced the history of the area first hand. The only negative was that this tour, as opposed to all other Tours by Locals that we took, was not fully paid for in advance. This surprised us because we had not read all the details. Fortunately, we had enough cash on hand, but we could have stopped at a bank anytime on the tour.
Leena ChaphekarUnited States
Nathan was a very informed, interesting and engaged guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and can't recommend this highly enough. If it was possible to give the guide 10 out of 5, we would. Thank you Nathan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Angela and bless you.
Laura SantosUnited States
Many thanks to Nathan for opening our eyes to the history of Soweto and the reality of life there both past and present. What a revelation this tour was...We have a much greater appreciation of this place after this tour. The story of Soweto was shown to us by someone who knows it. Nathan delivered! Nathan is experienced, well spoken, thoughtful and objective. The tour was customized to our schedule and he was very accommodating. He is a guide you can trust.
Traveled alone and booked the half day Soweto tour. So Nathan could take all his time for me, I learned and saw so much, never expected that. Had some expectations what I would see but Nathan showed me more. Parts of the tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as I even had the opportunity to talk to other locals and to get the deepest possible view in the life of the people of Soweto. I left Soweto both, positively surprised as well as shocked and sad! I can only recommend this tour! Thanks Nathan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christoph, I am glad to have hosted you. Regards Nathan
Nathan was an inspirational guide. We learnt so much about the history and life of Soweto. This was a real insight tour. Not a touristy tour. Would highly recommend to all visitors to Johannesburg - we were only sorry we could only the half day tour.
Rodger B.Lafayette, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roger, thanks a million.
Eric LewisUnited States
We just took a tour with Nathan and he was terrific. We saw and learned more than we possibly could have imagined in the short time we had between flights into and out of Johannesburg. I give him my highest recommendation and 5 out of 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric It was such a pleasure to host you. Bless you.
Gene J.Chesapeake Beach, MD, United States
Thank you Nathan for a very friendly, warm and informative tour of your township Soweto. You have opened our eyes and encouraged us to see into your town and your culture, sharing with pride the improvements and growth of your SOuthWEstTOwnships.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gene I am glad that you had a lovely time. Bless you.
He knew what he was talking about. Very interesting conversation on the area and country. Careful driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcone.
Susie JenningsUnited States
Nathan was a knowledgeable guide, and we visited a few places larger tours don't go. Since we were on a small tour (2 people) with someone who grew up in Soweto, we expected to get more personal insight and hear about his personal experiences in the area, but the presentation was fairly canned and predictable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susie,I welcome your comments on the tour as it helps me to improve. I usually appreciate to be engaged as well by clients and that is why I always ask them to feel free to ask me any question so that their experience becomes as interactive as possible. I will keep your comments in mind.
Barbara L.United States
Nathan was very knowledgable, well spoken, kind, and thoughtful. He was able to explain complicated subjects in a short period of time. He also gave me space to experience the apartheid museum when needed, but explained more detailed stories as well. I can't recommend him more. Hire Nathan! Nathan also rescheduled a personal appointment to take me during the limited time I had available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara and Whitney, I am glad that I was of great service to you. Thank you so much and God bless.
Tom WittUnited States
Nathan was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible in putting together a Soweto tour that was both experiential and education and fun. I'd use him again anytime I was looking for a genuine learning experience about both the past and present in Soweto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tom much appreciated.
Nathan agreed to take a Pretoria tour but he is not familier enough with the tour. He didn't join us to the aparthied mozion and was not providing much information in Pretoria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eran you will remember that I had exactly one hour to do the Pretoria tour given that you wanted to be back at the hotel by five oclock. I picked you up at twelve noon and we left for Apartheid museum just after twelve noon where you had to spent close to two hours there. We arrived just after three and showed you the historic and heritage places of importance including the University of South Africa, Afrikaner Monument, Paul Kruger house, Pretoria Square including statues and Palace of Justice.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry and surprised to see this review as Nathan has all 5 star feedbacks. We must mention that 24s prior to the tour the traveler asked to switch guides so maybe there was not time for Nathan to customize the experience.
Carol JonesUnited States
This was the most interesting inspirational informative and enjoyable 4 hours with an incredible guide. We cannot thank Nathan enough for making our visit so incredible. Soweto is such a fantastic place and with a guide so knowledgeable do not look any further. We wished we had longer to spend but as time was limited he ensured we fitted everything in. Thank you so much for leaving us with so many amazing memories of your home town. It was an honor to spend time with you. Carol and Drew from Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, that is sweetest thing ever said to me. I am so glad you really enjoyed it. You are most welcome.
Derrick BushmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Derrick, this was a record for me.
Marlana LetelierUnited States
Nathan is such a genuine and knowledgeable tour guide. I HIGHLY recommend. He was able to answer every question I asked (and I asked a lot) and knows so much from his own personal experience. The tour will really blow your mind. He showed me things I was never expecting to see. He is also flexible to do what you are interested in and I will definitely use him again on my next trip and recommend him to friends.
Very thorough tour, guide knew everything and was very nice! Lovely!
Kate NicholsUnited States
My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed our half day tour of Soweto. Nathan was very accommodating of our schedule and our requests as they developed over the course of the tour. A particular highlight was the sunset over Soweto from the Oppenheimer Tour, stunning view!! Nathan was very informative and thoughtful.
Nathan was a very friendly and informative guide!