Steven KayneGlasgow, SCOTLAND, United Kingdom
This 6hr extended tour of Durban wasorganised by Razina to reflect our wishes. It was exactly what we wanted and along with her exprt commentary made for a fascinating day out learning about Zulu culture and the history of the city. The veicle was comfortable and Razina drove extremely well. We have no hesitation in recommending her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your glowing review Steven! I know it was a 'special holiday', so I'm thrilled to hear the day was a success. My love to Sorelle. Would love to see you both back on the east coast
Penny GleesonUnited States
Razina was amazing. She is charming, knowledgeable and aa great communicator. I would be happy to refer anyone else traveling in this part of the world to spend a day with Razina M
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Penny! So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and everything worked out so well. Please do keep in touch...xx
Thomas KleinmanUnited States
When unexpected and uncontrolled events take place the true professional surfaces to save the day That was our case with Razina a truly compassionate and amazing guide who almost single handed gave us one of our best excursions ever! We will never forget how truly blessed we were to share the day with such an amazing woman TBL is most fortunate to have her and we will see her again hopefully in 2 years We will never forget Durban or this marvelous person, guide and now friend Razina Tom & Judy Kleinman
Gail KnightUnited States
Razina provided outstanding service to us. She is an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and helpful to us to determine what we wanted to see. She was fun to be with. We highly recommend her for your tour of Durban, South Africa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Gail! You were outstanding guests.... hosting you was such fun! Would be lovely to see you back here again...x
Christine RobertsUnited Kingdom
Razina provided a half day tour of Durban, including a city tour and botanical gardens. There were four of us in our group and we all felt this tour was one of the highlights of our entire holiday. Razina is an excellent guide with her knowledge and enthusiasm for her home city Durban. If we return to this area we would contact her again and would definitely recommend her to other visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww.... thanks so much for the great review Christine! Showing you around/ spending the morning with 4 such an amazing ladies was an absolute pleasure. Would love to see you back here again, x
Our trip with Razina was wonderful! She is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable, accommodating and so much fun. We opted for the two day trip and I am so glad we did, the accommodation was beautiful, we had delicious food and going up the sani pass was just breathtaking. We would definitely book another trip with Razina in the future.
We had a fantastic day in Durban and area with Razina. We had an ambitious itinerary and, even though our ship was very late docking, Razina was able to make the most out of the day, back at the ship with only 11 minutes to spare. Razina has so much to say, extensive knowledge which she shares enthusiastically, and interesting family ties.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Monique! It was indeed an ambitious itinerary to pack into the time we had available....but against the odds, we did it all, you had a fantastic day out AND I got you you safely back in time - so glad it all worked out :)
We cannot say enough good things about Razina. She was wonderful to deal with leading up to the tour which gave us high hopes and we were not disappointed. Her family roots are deeply entwined into the history of apartheid and civil liberties which made our trip to the Mandela capture site come alive. It was fascinating to listen to her knowledge of the area. If you are considering any of her tours, snap them up. Unfortunately there is only one of her. Thank you Razina!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thrilled and humbled by your very generous review... thank you Mary-Beth! Just glad it all worked out and that you and the rest of the group so enjoyed our day together :) Would love to see you again xx
We spent a great day with Razina when coming with our cruise ship to Durban. She organized the tour individually for us and what we wanted to see. We visited a Zulu village and did a short Safari in the region of the thousand hills. After lunch we visited Durban. Everything was well organized and she gave us much information about the Durban area. We can highly recommend doing a tour with her when coming to Durban!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen lieben Dank Nina fuer deine grosszuegige Bewertung... und das auch noch auf Englisch! Es war mir ein Vergnuengen euch als meine ersten AIDA Passagiere in Durban herzlich begruessen zu duerfen und dir und deine Familie persoenlich kennenzulernen. Viele Liebe Gruesse und ein Gutes Neues Jahr wuensche ich euch!! Ich hoffe wir hoeren/ sehen uns bald wieder...x
Razina really did everything she could to show me this stunning part of the world. An increadibly beautiful monastery with a fun and informative tour, as well as a visit to an amazing mosque and a temple, diving adventure, delicious local food, botanic garden, shopping areas, walk along the beach, art gallery, etc- she made my trip really special. With a tremendous knowledge, passion for the city and genuine desire for you to have an amazing stay, Razina showed me a city I fell completely in love with
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ida for choosing to spend your week in Durban with me! It was an absolute pleasure to share Durban with you and I couldn't be happier that your stay here was all you could have hoped for. Would love to welcome you back :)
Robert WechslerUnited States
3.5 days were spent with Razina a highly sophisticated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, competent and empathetic guide. We explored the demographical and economic trends, the entertainment, employment and corporate centers and delved into the Indian and Zulu subcultures. We drove up to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park for a Safari. I saw lots in a short time. I travel a great deal and have used Tours by Locals almost exclusively. I believe that Razina is one of the very best guides that I have ever employed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This unique 3.5 day tour with an equally unique traveler was truly a pleasure. Thank you Robert for taking the time and trouble to submit a review. Would be only too happy to continue our explorations if ever you're back in these parts.
Clark KaufmanUnited States
Razima offered a terrific 4 hour city tour, viewing sites that reflected our interest in art, sculpture and flora, accomodating our limited mobility. She is kind, patient, knowledgable and passionate in telling Durban's past and present. Highlights were a cart guided tour in the Botanic Garden and an outdoor coffee at a local art coop while a local artist designed and completed a beaded animal likeness I requested. During coffee she outlined her family's role in the country's struggle for freedom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Really appreciate the opportunity to share a small slice of my city with you. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Wishing you both safe travels...x
Alice (Becky) ClarkUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to submit a rating. It really is most unfortunate, I couldn't find that camera filter you asked me to research before the tour, and Ron's medication, (as confirmed by the Pharmacist I contacted for you), was (also) unavailable in Durban/ SA. But for that which I could control, so happy your tour was such a success! :)
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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Susi SmithUnited States
Razina is a wonderful tour guide. She is so knowledgeable about the city. Razina is super friendly and easy going. We had a wonderful time with her and learned so much about Durban and the Phoenix Township. It was a great day for all of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sharing my day and city with 4 amazing girls was an absolute pleasure. Thank you!
Very nice tour, friendly and warm guide. Adjusted tour for our preferences. Recommended 4X4 for park with Ranger which was excellent suggestion. Highly recommend this tour and guide; 4X4 also highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful to know the tour was such a success! Wishing you and your lovely wife, many more excellent adventures...
Willy GaussSouth Africa
We could not have wished for a better tour guide and the fact that Razina spoke perfect german made the tour extra special and she really went out of her way to show us all the landmarks and live in Durban . Will definitely use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Willy! So happy to have made a positive contribution to a very special family reunion... hope to see you again in Durban soon:)
Alex CooneyUnited Kingdom
Great tour to Shakaland. Travel time was not too much and Razina filled in some of the history on the way. Shakaland itself was brilliant and felt authentic and not false. The tour guide there- Joe was very engaging and the Zulu dance was very good. Finally the food was of a high quality and was most welcome. The highlight of my trip to KZN and I would definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your 'Shakaland' review Alex! Nothing would make me happier than if more guests, (perhaps encouraged by your review?), were to support this wonderful local (cultural, historical and culinary) experience! And yes, I'm naturally thrilled to have played my part in the 'highlight of your KZN tour too :)
Sujata TejwaniUnited States
This was a great tour and Razina was so accomodating. I didn't see what I wanted to experience in durban, so I wrote her and she organized a tour based on what I wanted, which was to see the Gandhi and Dube Heritage stops and have a good Indian meal and get basics about Durban. She was wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was wonderful spending the day with you, Sujata! A very BIG thank you... not just for taking the time to write the review, but also for challenging me to come up with tour based on your interests and unique, (for us both).
Linda DitchkusUnited States
Our cruise ship was stopping at Durban so we booked with Razina. We docked late but were able to email her so she arrived just as we disembarked with a shiny Mercedes sedan. We visited the Zulu Village but elected to skip the reptile park as she was very flexible. Instead she took us to a beautiful sculpture garden where we finished with a relaxing chai. Next we drove by many of the sights of Durban. She was personable and informative, a pleasure to visit with. Wonderful local perspective on our stay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to hear that our 'Thousand Hills Zulu tour' complete with an (alternative) afternoon of 'sculptures, gardens and chai' proved such a success. Also really appreciate that you took the time/ (remembered) to write a review, after a whole month of cruising! Do please 'visit with me' again :)
Razina was outstanding. We would like to give her 6 star ! Intelligent, kind, charming and she really knows her country and its history. A reason to spend more time in Durban. Thank you Razina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beat and Brigitte for entrusting me with your Durban, Midlands, Drakensberg and Lesotho experiences - it certainly was a full programme! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves at least as much as I enjoyed your wonderful and interesting company. I sincerely hope that you too will be back in Durban again soon :)
Razina is knowledgeable, sophisticated, educated - very, very pleasant with sunshine smiles. She took us all over Durban including 1000 Hills and we gained in depth knowledge about Durban In all aspects. We are so blessed to have Razina as our guide. We have taken many excursions for our 30day cruise, this has to be the best excursion for us - only because Razina is so experienced as a guide and is very sensitive to our needs. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy you enjoyed your introduction to Durban with me, Rita :) Sharing my home town and the pretty surrounds with such wonderful guests as yourselves was so much fun - truly the pleasure was my mine! With wishes for a safe and enjoyable onward journey.... and the hope that we may one day cross paths again, Razina x