Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Gauteng South Africa by Tour Guide Lesley O. (Guide #2699)


Richard Bunning

United States
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Tour: #28576, Johannesburg and the Apartheid Museum, The Cradle of Humankind and Lesedi Cultural village private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

It would be difficult to select a better tour guide in our opinion. She helped with suggestions for our two day stay in Joburg before we even booked with her and it only got better from there. Her knowledge of history, archeology, Local architecture, wildlife, botany and politics was nearly encyclopaedic! And we were able to easily make changes as we went along. So patient while anxious to share SA history, she also helped push the wheel chair of one of us with an ankle sprain! Thank you, Lesley!!

Chuck Dunham

Hoover, AL, United States
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Tour: #28581, De Wildt - the Anne van Dyk Cheetah Centre private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Leslie was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. She definitely started our trip to South Africa with a wonderful experience!!!

Karen Haley

Canada
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 11/18

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.

Lucius Brooker

Lone Tree, CO, United States
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Tour: #28576, Full Day of Highlights in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Lesley was wonderful. Throughout the planning process she was responsive and very accommodating. With a morning arrival at the Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and an evening flight out of Johannesburg, she customized an amazing tour of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Lesley is very knowledgeable of the local and national history and shared it in a way that was most enjoyable. We both appreciated her special accommodation and concern for our schedule. We had an absolutely delightful day.

Angela Finch

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26793, Johannesburg and Soweto - Half Day or Layover tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

An excellent tour. Very informative about the history, geography and locations. Lesley was very knowledgable and passionate in her explanations, and she made the tour personal to us. I would highly recommend this guide.

Vladimir Pereira Brenes

Cartago, Costa Rica
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Tour: #21791, Johannesburg - A 'Flying Tour' Exploring this city and its History in a few hours, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

Lovely tour! I only had one afternoon in Johannesburg, and Lesley made sure I could see as much as possible of the city. The "old" and the "new", modern and classic, city and nature, infrastructure and culture... she covered everything. She accompanies the tour with history of the country so understand the whys. She's really easygoing so you enjoy the tour.

Ronald Leavitt

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Extremely knowledgeable and organized

David Zuber

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Lesley met me at the appointed place and time to begin the tour. She was friendly and very knowledgeable of South African history which she shared with me in great (and interesting detail) while we drove to the Cradle of Humankind. On the way we spent an hour driving through a private game park and seeing a variety of animals (I hadn't expected this to be part of the tour). She supplied drinks, snacks and detailed conversation about the origins of mankind in South Africa. Highly recommend this tour!!!

Robert Mahon

Seattle, WA, United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Our family of three had a very enjoyable day tour of Pretoria with Lesley during a long stopover in Johannesburg. Lesley was a delight. She patiently waited as we sorted through an immigration snafu at the airport. She was friendly, thoughtful (e.g., providing drinks and snacks of local products), and very knowledgeable. We had a great tour and recommend Lesley to others. I only wish we had had more time to explore more of the area.

Brian Davilla

United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

My wife and I did 4 tours with Lesley. She was very informative and went beyond the call of duty to ensure a memorable experience for us.

Andri Lubis

Indonesia
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Tour: #15964, Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind and Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

We really enjoyed our tour and time with Lesley. We are a group of 7 people. We are family and relatives with age diversity from a 7 year old girl up to 73 year old grandma. Lesley looked after us seriously. Her knowledge about history of Johannesburg and South Africa is also outstanding. We also really enjoyed the Safari to Pillanesberg. Despite the rainy day, Lesley tried to make all of us happy. She knows very well about the animals, especially birds. We really enjoyed our time with Lesley

Dean Peyton

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

We were a party of four and spent one day touring Jo Burg and Soweto with Lesley. She did an outstanding job of giving us a historical perspective of area from it's geology formation, to discovery of gold, to it's growth, it's neighborhood development and the political environment of South Africa. We packed a lot into our day. Lesley did an wonderful job and we would highly recommend her as a guide.

Sarva Rajendra

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and Lesedi Cultural Village, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Lesley took us on a great tour of the Cradle of Humankind. During the drive she gave us an overview of South Africa's history. She greatly enhanced our cave tour and our visit to the museum. After our tour we went to Lesedi Cultural Village. It was truly a day well spent. Lesley is very engaging, extremely knowledgeable and a very friendly person. We really enjoyed our time together--and highly recommend her services!

Raymond Howitt

Australia
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Tour: #28576, Full Day of Highlights in Pretoria and Johannesburg tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 11/18

Muriel Vanrell

Argentina
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Tour: #15964, The Rhino and Lion Park and the Cradle of Humankind Private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

We can only say good things about Lesley. I had read previous comments before booking and she didn't let us down. She provided us with loads of information and was always willing and ready to answer our questions. Her mini-van is very comfortable and there were so many snacks, fruits and refreshments that we didn't need to waste time stopping for lunch. She offers a first-class service. We are very glad to have booked this tour with her.

Jerome Chopard

Singapore
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria then Johannesburg from Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

Lesley has a wealth of knowledge about the history of South Africa. She organised a jam packed day that provided us with a thorougher understanding of the history of the land that South Africa now occupies - from the meteor that created the Vredefort crater to present day politics. We visited Pretoria, Johannesburg and Seweto. All this in the comfort of her very spacious vehicle that was filled with food and drinks for us, so much so that we skipped lunch. Congratulations Lesley on a job well done.

Geoffrey Doyle

Australia
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 8/18

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.

Gaurav Suri

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Lesley is an exceptional person and an exceptional tour guide. Her knowledge of the history, geography, politics, and culture of South Africa is encyclopedic. Happily, she complements this deep knowledge with very clear exposition. She speaks carefully and precisely and is also a master story-teller. Finally, she is gracious and hospitable and friendly. I cannot imagine a better tour guide! Highly recommended.

Sheila O.

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

This should be on everyone's list of things to do near Johannesburg and Ms. Opperman should be the guide to go with. She added so much more detail than the displays it was like a walking history lesson. The caves themselves are a physical challenge for anyone with mobility limitations, but the museum itself is worth a full afternoon. Ms. Opperman is very flexible with her clients' wants and needs and helps personalize the tour so it fulfills the highest expectations.

Sheila O.

United States
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Tour: #15342, Pilanesberg Game Reserve - a full day Safari in a Big 5 game reserve, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

Best single day game drive of the four we took in South Africa for the animals viewed and the guide. Ms. Opperman's depth of the knowledge and attention is unsurpassed. On the drive from Johannesburg she gave us detailed social, geological and historical facts. Once in Pilanesberg she kept us informed about birds, flowers, big game, small game, reptiles - everything. The picnic she provided was gourmet, home cooked, locally sourced and delicious. Her van was comfortable and easy to take pictures from.

Thomas Gunnarsson

Sweden
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Tour: Johannesburg - a tour including the History of the City, a visit to Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton and Menlyn, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Nov 16/17

Jamie Flaxman

EDMONDS, WA, United States
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Tour: #21193, Safari Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Wonderful tour and guide. Learned so much and loved seeing all the animals and interacting with the cubs. Lesley brought a huge lunch spread which was delicious.

Zoran Markovic

Gaborone, SOUTH EAST DISTRICT, Botswana
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

My wife and I spent two wonderful days with Lesley in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg this October. Lesley was excellent guide, full of knowledge. We learnt a lot of from her, especially some looking small, but very important and interesting things - how jacaranda came in Pretoria, where are first two, but also great stories about Great Track, etc. Thank for great time.

Zoran Markovic

Gaborone, SOUTH EAST DISTRICT, Botswana
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Tour: #15344, Johannesburg - Explore this young city, full of surprises and a rich history with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

My wife and I spent two wonderful days with Lesley in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg this October. Lesley was excellent guide, full of knowledge. We learnt a lot of from her, especially some looking small, but very important and interesting things - how jacaranda came in Pretoria, where are first two, but also great stories about Great Track, etc. Thank for great time.

Lorna Sargeant

Australia
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Tour: #15344, The Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg and Pretoria Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Wish we could add additional stars! Lesley provided a wealth of knowledge about South Africa's history, flora and fauna. Her enthusiasm was boundless and she has changed 2 sceptics into enthusiastic ambassadors for both Johannesburg and Pretoria. We had a marvellous two days. The Cradle of Humankind is fascinating and suitable for all ages. The Voortrekker Monument is a must see. Pretoria's jacarandas in October are superb. Don't leave yourself short of time to see and learn about the local history!

Yaron Barhum

Israel
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Joyce Patricelli

South Africa
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

Lesley was an encyclopedic guide with knowledge to impart on paleontology as well as flora, fauna, and history. She is a proud South African woman of English heritage who has a well founded perspective on what has happened and what is happening in South Africa. Lesley took excellent care of us for our day in the Cradle of Humanity.

Jorge Ochoa Montoya

Spain
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Jorge Ochoa Montoya

Spain
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

Amazing knowledge of history, neighborhood, people in Joburg. Also amazing knowledge about nature, animals, species. I would highly recommend Lesley as your tour guide in Joburg

Jon Sokol

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind, Cullinan Diamonds and Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

We had four wonderful tours with Lesley. Great guide. Jo'burg, Pretoria, Soweto and Cradle of humankind.

Ken Fitch

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26793, Johannesburg and Soweto - Half Day or Layover tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

Very knowledgeable on matters concerning johanesburg

Paul Wood

Australia
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind and Lesedi dinner, Johannesburg and Soweto and the Voortrekker monument and Pretoria tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Lesley was very knowledgeable and gave us a very thorough background of the history of South Africa and in particular, the history of Johannesburg and Pretoria. She met us on time and her driving was excellent and we enjoyed her company throughout. We were also grateful for her guidance when visiting the various museums.

Doris W.

United States
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

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!

Fran Sadoff-LeBow

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Lesley was extremely knowledgeable, was very eloquent in her presentation of the material and was very attentive to all our needs, questions and interests. Very informative and interesting day.

Lesley Harrison

Australia
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Fantastic experience and Lesley helped with her extensive knowledge of all things South Africa!

Lesley Harrison

Australia
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Tour: #15345, Tswaing Crater and Pretoria City private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

This was a tour that covered the countryside and Pretoria. Lesley is a very knowledgeable guide who catered to our (a group of five late middle aged ladies) every need

George S.

Boca Raton, FL, United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Lesley did a fantastic job of showing us the city of Johannesburg, Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and more in the full day we spent with her. We wish we had another day to explore other parts of the area. She was always conscious of our safety and we never felt at risk. I would highly recommend Lesley. She has terrific knowledge of the history of the country and city in addition to the scientific discoveries being made at the Cradle of Mankind.

Ana Maria A.

United States
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Melanie Chin

United States
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Tour: #15344, Johannesburg - Explore this young city, full of surprises and a rich history with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

Lesley is a wonderful tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about the history of the region. She also knows a lot about the flora and fauna of the area.

Melanie Chin

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Great tour of the Cradle of Humankind. Lesley has a lot of knowledge about area and is willing to customize the tour for me.

Rares Pateanu

Canada
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, Hartebeespoort Cable way and Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 21/17

Lesley created for us a very pleasant and informative day. She has a wealth of knowledge, and we enjoyed very much both what we saw and the learning experience. We wholeheartedly recommend her.

Joan Conner

United States
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

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 Delaney

United Kingdom
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 11/17

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.

John Farley

United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Great tour of Pretoria, the Voortrekker Monument and the Anglo Boer wars. A must if you want to see Pretoria in detail!

Margaret (Peg) CummingsHashimoto

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 4/17

So knowable about everything. Very thorough tour.

Margaret (Peg) CummingsHashimoto

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Lesley is flexible��, very knowledgeable about animals (well spotted) birds, and history. We loved her!

Elizabeth Frearson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26793, Johannesburg and Soweto - Half Day or Layover tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 22/17

Lesley managed to give us not only a tour of Johannesburg and Soweto but a tour of South Africa's incredible history - literally from cradle to now. Lesley's knowledge of facts and figures is absolutely incredible and she listened very carefully to what were were interested in and told us many stories and examples of how South Africa came to be what it is today illustrated by what we were seeing in front of our eyes. I would highly recommend Lesley to any visitor to Jo'burg.

Chris Milano

United States
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Tour: #28576, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

Lesley was one of the most knowledgeable and friendly guides in the many years I've been traveling. If you are in Johannesburg, I'd HIGHLY recommend visiting the city and it's surrounding areas with her. It's worth every penny.

Leslie Thompson

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 6/17

Lesley provided a wonderful tour of the Cradle of Humanity and the Origins Center at Witwatersrand University for Leslie Thompson, Joan Kell, and Christopher Kell. This was the last day of our South African adventure, and she topped up the visit in wonderful fashion.

Jo-Anne Kempe

Canada
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Tour: #28581, De Wildt - Anne van Dyk Cheetah Centre, Pretoria, the Cradle of Humankind and Johannesburg private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 22/17

Lesley was a wonderful guide. It felt as though I was travelling with a best friend who was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about showing me the sights and explaining the significance from historical, political and cultural perspectives. Best of all, she gauged my interests perfectly and was completely flexible when it came to how the days went. Couldn't be happier!

Joseph Kazda

United States
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Tour: #26799, Cullinan Diamond Mine and Pretoria City, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 13/17

Lesley was our guide for the past two days (Johannesburg & Soweto and Cullinen & Pretoria) and was absolutely fabulous! Lesley is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge for these areas and so much more! We are leaving this country with a wealth of information and hope to return in the future as we just skimmed the surface of the Johannesburg/Pretoria area. Thank you Lesley for making our visit so memorable!

Joseph Kazda

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

See our other comment!

James Gut

Switzerland
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 2/17

This tour offered an utstanding overview of all of Johannesburg which proved an unexpectedly interesting city. Lesley is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and flexible. We experienced a little of everything Joburg and Soweto have to offer in a day and didn't feel the least bit rushed. Don't hesitate to contact Lesley for any of your touring needs - she does a great, great job!

Elizabeth Swank

louisville, CC, United States
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Henry C (Cliff) Baggett

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 4/16

Lesley's all-day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto was truly outstanding. Not only did she bring Johannesburg "alive" to us, but she imparted significant knowledge of the history of South Africa, as well as a modern day perspective of the region!!! We truly saw the sights and give Lesley the highest rating possible!!!

William McCalmon

Redlands, CA, United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria then Johannesburg from O R Tambo tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 12/16

Saw all the things we were looking forward to seeing and several more we did not expect but enjoyed.

Herschel Ramsey

United States
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Tour: #21193, Safari and Johannesburg City Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 30/16

What a great tour guide! We were uncertain how we wanted to spend our day, particularly as we were also planning another tour in the same general area and wanted to minimize the overlap. Lesley was very patient with us, and helped us build a custom tour that worked very well. We toured the Rhino and Lion Park and the Origins Center, and saw a bit of downtown Johannesburg. We had a great time. Lesley has a very pleasant personality, and made the whole day enjoyable and interesting for us.

Gary Schenk

United States
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Tour: #26799, Cullinan Diamond Mine and Pretoria City, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 29/16

Lesley did a tour of the Cullinan Diamond Mine and Pretoria for 4 of us and was excellent. She is so knowledgeable about the history of South Africa it was amazing. We couldn't imagine that there is a better guide who knew more. It was a wonderful day!

Nidhi Srivastava

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15964, The Rhino Lion Park, Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum and Soweto 2 day tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

Lesley was amazing; an absolute fountain of knowledge and very keen to show us the city she loves. We had two fantastic days in Jo'berg and would not hesitate to recommend Lesley to anyone.

Jacek B Stypulkowski

United States
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Tour: #26793, Johannesburg and Soweto - Half Day or Layover tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Very efficient and knowledgeable guide, all worked out as planned despite the friday traffic. highly recommend her, thank you for excellent recommendations for things to do in the neighborhood

David Jack

Modesto, CA, United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

I feel Lesley was determined to make sure we saw a great deal, learned a great deal, and still had an enjoyable experience. When she saw we were getting tired, yet liked vistas - she found one she hand't explored in awhile that was a beautiful view of Pretoria.

David Jack

Modesto, CA, United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

I felt Lesley was well prepared to adapt the tour to the needs and interests of the client. I gave her a free hand to show us what she felt we should see and very much enjoyed the tour.She also gave a very honest tour of what is going on in the Johannesburg area.

Alan Larson

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

amazing guide, perfect English

Felicity Flook

Australia
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Tour: #26793, Johannesburg and Soweto - 'Flying Tour', Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 10/16

Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about all things Johannesburg. She was particularly passionate and an expert in the history of the area. We had a very short time but she was flexible in determining an itinerary to make the most of our trip.

Joan G.

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

Lesley was very knowledgeable and personable and gave us a great overview of Johannesburg. We saw everything we wanted to. She took into account what we wanted. Appreciated it very much.

Marquita Gill

United States
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Tour: #22071, Three day tour in Johannesburg - including Soweto, the Cradle of Humankind and Pilanesberg, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

Lesley provided an awesome experience during my brief stay in Johannesburg. Her wealth of knowledge and attention to detail was outstanding and added much depth. If you want an amazing experience coupled with many educational opportunities, then please use her service.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 19/16

Lesley was our guide for three days. She always arrived on time, including picking us up at the train station. She is more knowledgeable about more things than anyone I know--history, botany, science, politics, etc. We learned a lot about South Africa from her as we drove to various places. She had lived in the United States for 2 years, and so could compare South Africa to the US, which was helpful.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Lesley was our guide for three days. She always arrived on time, including picking us up at the train station. She is more knowledgeable about more things than anyone I know--history, botany, science, politics, etc. We learned a lot about South Africa from her as we drove to various places. She had lived in the United States for 2 years, and so could compare South Africa to the US, which was helpful.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #21791, Johannesburg - A 'Flying Tour' Exploring this city and its History in a few hours, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

Lesley was our guide for three days. She always arrived on time, including picking us up at the train station. She is more knowledgeable about more things than anyone I know--history, botany, science, politics, etc. We learned a lot about South Africa from her as we drove to various places. She had lived in the United States for 2 years, and so could compare South Africa to the US, which was helpful.

Rachael Koranteng

United Kingdom
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 2/16

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!

Caitriona O'Sullivan

Ireland
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Tour: #21791, Johannesburg - A 'Flying Tour' Exploring this city and its History in a few hours, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 17/16

Lesley was an extraordinary guide; she was flexible as to time and duration of our tour to accommodate our short stopover in Johannesburg and truly gave us an excellent understanding of the city as it is now and it's history. Although we were somewhat anxious about taking the tour with young children we felt at all times safe with Lesley as she knows the city so well. As we were limited in time and did not stop for a break Lesley kindly provided drinks, snacks and local delicacies. Highly recommended.

Nancy Bump

United States
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Tour: #26793, Johannesburg and Soweto - Half Day or Layover tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

Lesley was a wonderful guide. She has a wealth of information and was very interesting. We would take another tour with Lesley. June 22, 2016

Melinda S.

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

Fascinating tour. We didn't go down in the caves, but after being there my husband wished he had! Thanks, Leslie for a lovely day.

Roger Sym

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15964, Walk with the Lions at Ukutula with a private tour guide, Pretoria City and the Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 16/16

A definite 'bucket list' experience. Highly recommend to anyone who wants an amazing, life affirming experience. I am still pinching myself and grinning from ear to ear whenever I think of the walk with lions. Being so close to the majestic wild animals and watching them up close was awesome.

Louis Cevert

France
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 7/16

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!

Roberta Fox

United States
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Tour: Johannesburg - the History of the City, a wak in the Walter Sisulu Witwatersrand Botanical Gardens and the Bruma Flea Market, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Apr 28/16

Lesley shared her vast knowledge both of history and of nature (we spent several wonderful hours in botanic garden among native plants) and was also delightful company. We spent a wonderful day (a very full one!)

Sally Griffin

United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour ending with a tour of Lesedi Cultural Village, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 17/16

Lesley was punctual, extremely knowledgeable about African history, very pleasant and fun to tour with. She adapted our tour to our particular likes and interests. If in the area, be sure to have Lesley as your guide.

Sally Griffin

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 16/16

Helen Kiefer

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and Lesedi Cultural Village with Dinner, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 8/16

Extra stars for Leslie for our trip to Sterkfontein and Lesedi Village. Had a wonderful wonderful time and she was very compassionate and did a lot of extra planning so that one of us (who is handicapped) could participate fully in the experiences. Couldn't have had a better introduction to South Africa and the Johannesburg area. Leslie is spectacular.

Peter Huxley

Australia
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site tour., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 27/16

Lesley is a very knowledgeable and informative guide. We had a great day and learnt so much about the country and it's history.

Christopher Buchcar

United States
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Tour: #17630, Half day in Johannesburg from the Northern suburbs, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 25/16

Maria Egusquiza

United States
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Tour: #15344, Johannesburg, the Apartheid Museum and Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 17/16

Lesley was very informative, pleasant, incredibly accomodating I can serously say she made our stay in Johannesburg memorable. I have done a lot of private tours but she was definitely the best. If you are in Johannesburg this is an incredible gem for anyone wanting a comprehensive tour. thank you Lesley for a wonderful day!!!!!

Rainer Merkelbach

Germany
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 10/16

Very individuell, flexible and qualified tour. Guide knows a lot about history and the town. Good time management.

Erica Meyer Liew

Switzerland
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 5/16

Leslie gave us a fabulous insight into Johannesburg. Can highly recommend her for a small and a large Group. Anytime again.

Dieter Franz

United States
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Tour: #28576, Voortrekker Monument and Pretoria private tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 18/15

Lesley is a very competent tour guide. This trip highlighted the history of South Africa. Lesley knows and explains the history very well and also provided us with the contemporary version of today's politics. Lesley gave us an excellent tour of Pretoria.

Dieter Franz

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto with a private guide., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 17/15

Lesley was an excellent guide. Her English was flawless and her knowledge about the history of South Africa was superior. Lesley showed us Johannesburg and Soweto and gave us a good insight into the life style of South Africa. Lesley provided us with ample snacks and water during the tour.

James McLellan

Montgomey, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #15344, Johannesburg - Explore this young city, full of surprises and a rich history., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 13/15

Very knowledgeable and personable guide. Tour was very comprehensive. Very good value. Would recommend the tour and guide.

Marilyn Gray

United States
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Tour: #15344, The Cradle of Humankind and Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

Leslie knows her history and gave us a wonderful tour in Johannesburg. We really got to feel the flavor of the city and visit the Cradle of Humankind.

Bill Ramsay

Australia
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 23/15

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

Stephanie Pinson

France
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Tour: #21791, Johannesburg - A 'Flying Tour' Exploring this city and its History in a few hours, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 22/15

Lesley made me visited Joburg althougn I had only few hours. She is very passionate with history, which helps a lot understand this city and have the bigger picture. She has been very helpfull, friendly and ponctual. I would highly recommend her.

Laura Heutschi

Canada
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Tour: #15342, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and Pilanesberg Game Reserve - a full day Safari, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 9/15

Lesley was great ... extremely knowledgeable (about everything!), supplied a fabulous lunch, cheerfully undertook a lot of driving (including reversing away from a somewhat displeased elephant!). She helped customize our tour beforehand to take advantage of our 15 hours to fill. A fabulous way to end an amazing time in South Africa. Thanks Lesley - we are thinking of you as we slowly freeze and are submerged in snow.

John Moore

United States
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Tour: #15344, Johannesburg - Explore this young city, full of surprises and a rich history., Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 11/15

Leslie not only gave us an outstanding tour of the various economic areas of Joburg, she recommended a super hotel, the Balalaika. She was right on time, brought along drinks and snacks and exhibited a thorough knowledge of Joburg and South Africa's rich history and current situation. We can't imagine anyone would be disappointed taking a tour with Leslie.

Samantha Witt

Canada
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Tour: #15342, Pilanesberg Game Reserve - a full day Safari, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 7/15

This was an amazing experience, the Reserve was wonderful with lots of different animals to see and our guide, Lesley, was extremely knowledgeable and was able to point out animals that we would have completely missed had she not been there. Absolutely fabulous!

Sheila D.

United States
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Tour: #21791, Johannesburg - A 'Flying Tour' Exploring this city and its History in a few hours, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 31/14

Lesley did an excellent job of showing me the different areas in Johannesburg, as well as giving me a very good background of the history of the city. Her knowledge of the historical background is very impressive. I really enjoyed the time I spent with her.

Fraser King

Canada
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 25/14

A very instructive and interesting tour of Jo'burg. The tour was tailored to my particular interests and included some sights and "edgy" locations which I think gave a very good insight into what living in the city is like. Lesley also provided a wide range of snacks and drinks to enjoy as we drove around in the van, which was a nice touch.

Nikolas Praetsch

Germany
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Tour: #21791, Johannesburg - A 'Flying Tour' Exploring this city and its History in a few hours, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 11/14

Great tour for a short visit in this big city. We get all the hotspots we want to see with a very professional guide. She is absolutely lovely and had a answer to all of our questions besides the tour and during the tour. It's not a normal tour but it is a real tour, not just like a great company, it's like your neighbour did it with you, absolutely friendly and always save. Thank you for this great 4 hours trip during our short connecting flight stay in joburg.

Brian Sudy

United States
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Tour: #22071, Johannesburg and Soweto - The history of the city to the modern events in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 5/14

Lesley was an outstanding tour guide. She has a wealth of knowledge in many areas (cultural, historical, wildlife), and loves to share it. Highly recommended!

Brian Sudy

United States
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Tour: #26799, Cullinan Diamond Mine and Pretoria City, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 4/14

Lesley was an outstanding tour guide. She has a wealth of knowledge in many areas (cultural, historical, wildlife), and loves to share it. Highly recommended!

Brian Sudy

United States
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Tour: #15964, The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site / Dinner, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 25/14

Lesley was an outstanding tour guide. She has a wealth of knowledge in many areas (cultural, historical, wildlife), and loves to share it. Highly recommended!

David Recht

United States
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Tour: #17630, Johannesburg Airport Layover Tour or Half-day tour, Johannesburg, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 4/14

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