Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cape-Town-South-Africa by Tour Guide Allie M. (Guide #4073)


Christine Moens

Belgium
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 28/20

Allie did a great job showing us around the Cape Peninsula. He is easy-going! We saw beautiful panorama's and even some other wild animals besides the seals and the penguins.

Michael Alper

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 9/20

Irene Wong

Hong Kong
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 2/20

Allie is very warm and friendly. He showed us the places with good information and comments.

Robert Reisch

United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 30/20

Our days with Allie could not have been better! He seems to know everyone in Cape Town. He has a deep understanding of his tours and a deep knowledge of South Africa. He arranged the day to meet our needs. And without cost he got us in to sold out restaurants, and hooked us up with local merchants where we got non-tourist pricing.

Irene Wong

Hong Kong
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

We actually went to Cape Town and Cape of Good Hope on the last day , not the first day of our cruise. Same with Allie who made the flexibility possible. We had a good time seeing the beaches from the road on upper levels. We also enjoyed seeing the different places on the road including the Cape, penguins, beautiful houses, poor township etc. Allie is very kind and friendly. We had a great time. Thanks!

Marianne O'bara

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 14/20

We consistently have had good experiences on several prior tours with tours by locals, but our tour with Allie was by far the best. Allie tailored the tour to fit our interests, and in addition to showing us the "normal" sites, he gave us information on local flora, helped us spot birds and animals of interest, and provided historical context. He was happy to answer all of our questions, with patience, charm and wit. Great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi... Wow wow!!!! WOW!!! Thank you very much for your kind and generous review...

Janet Spitler

United States
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

I wish I could give 10 stars to Allie! He was outstanding. We ended up hiring him for additional days. His knowledge of the area is amazing and he knows absolutely everyone and can get you in just about anywhere! He made special arrangements for us several times. Great sense of humor and incredibly trustworthy and reliable. We thoroughly enjoyed him and have even exchanged contact info! Wish we could stay a few more days and hang out with Allie!

Emil Dimitrov

United States
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Tour: Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date: Dec 18/19

Allie was punctual and friendly, a great companion - always had a related story or detail to tell and was great with my kids. Ready to help with suggestion for a great spot for pictures and volunteering to do many of those for us as family. He is the natural goodhearted guy who is ready to help and interact not just as part of his responsibilities as guide, but also with strangers we met at the many locations we visited. He is well informed on current events and historical details. We felt taken care of.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss it was an Absolute pleasure for me to have spent time with your lovely family... I think I enjoyed my day more then them

Maria Irvine

Canada
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

Allie was very knowledgeable, friendly and a great driver. He was willing to accommodate us on changes to the agenda and presented a tour that far exceeded our expectations. Thank you very much for a great day in Cape Town Allie.

John McNally

Switzerland
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

What a great day out, only marred by watching England get thrashed by South Africa in the Rugby at a local pub amongst a crowd of delirious locals!! Allie was an exuberant and knowledgeable guide; he tailored the trip to our preferences (except for England losing, but I grudgingly concede that wasn't his fault). A great day of scenery and short hikes, together with the wildlife - which wasn't just limited to seals and penguins thanks to Allie's eagle eyes in spotting several types of antelope. Splendid!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good day Boss!! Yes my sincerest Condolences on the England loss... Thank you very much for the kind words... like I say just doing my job Good luck with the next world cup Allie

John Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Allie the guide gave us an excellent tour of the Cape Peninsular. He was very informative and flexible in finalising the trip. We had a great day and I would strongly recommend this guide for trips from Cape Town. We have done a few trips with Tours by Locals but this was probably the best thanks to the guide.

Robert Clark

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

I would highly recommend hiring Allie to drive you to the Cape of Good Hope. Allie has 20+ years experience and he knows everybody (waitresses, boat operators, rangers, etc.) and all of the short cuts. I don't want to put to much pressure on him but we didn't wait in any lines. And we saw everything there was to see (including a whale carcass, ostriches, baboons and a herd of 100+ eland that I guarantee nobody but us saw that day) On top of all that he is great fun and a wonderful conversationalist.

Zhenya Hyman

Bellevue, WA, United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 25/19

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.

Ivan Matviak

United States
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 30/19

Cathy Jannetta

United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Cathy Jannetta

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

Best tour guide! So friendly and flexible. We had finished a 14 day tour and had 2 days left in capetown. He listened to what we had done previously and took us wherever else we wanted to see. Even got us tix to places!! He felt like a friend instead of a guide and let us decide what we wanted to see!! I would highly recommend Allie!!

Freek Snieders

Netherlands
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Allie really brought to life the Cape peninsula tour with local insights and visits to places slightly off the beaten track. He is a courteous, respectful host with solid driving skills. He is always on the lookout for marine wildlife and is clearly well connected. We as a family of 5 always felt in good hands and had a awesome day, topped off by Ajax beating Spurs in the CL semis.

Jason O'Shea

United Kingdom
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

I never normally do ratings, but I have just finished a day tour with Allie and this is the best tour I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. The whole experience was 11 out of 10, if you visit Cape Town then you must take a tour with Allie or you will have missed out !!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss I a speechless... Your family made the day very awesome indeed... Thank You ... Thank you!!!!!

Elizabeth Motley

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

The best tour guide! Cannot recommend Allie enough. He is incredibly knowledgeable about South Africa and Cape Town and eager to share. If you are debating who to take a tour with while in Cape Town, definitely do with Allie!

Alex Jensen

Canada
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 21/19

Allie was exceptional guide. He went beyond any expectations

Christien Gordon

South Africa
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 27/19

We received VIP treatment, Allie was amazing!

Christien Gordon

South Africa
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 26/19

Wonderful, attentive and knowledgeable host! Will only ask for Allie next time round!

Anna Irena Budzinski

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 20/19

Allie's friendly, welcoming personality and energy radiated from the moment that he greeted my group. He showed up to pick us up on time. Conversations were easy. He was friendly and informative. He made sure that we felt comfortable throughout the day. He was very attentive to our needs and requests. In regards to the tour itself - highly recommend. Perfect itinerary.

John Manry

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Great tour by Allie Ridwaan. Drove in his car which was very nice. He went at our pace and he did not worry if the tour went a little long to spend the time we wanted at each stop. Took pictures for us of my wife and I at most stops to give us great pictures at each major site. Took us down to Boulder Beach to see the penguins swimming right with bathers. Clearly knows what he is doing and helped the penguins by having people move so the penguins could get to their nest. Absolutely terrific day.

Haydee Caldero

United States
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

Allie was an exceptional guide. From the moment he picked us up he was warm and engaging. He created a custom experience for us and introduced us to amazing sites and experiences. He was super patient and even helped ensure we didnt miss our lunch plans by calling the restaurant when traffic caused us to run late. He knows all the sites like the back of his hand and can typically help save time with cues. I would hands down recommend him to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience.

Moacir Schnapp

United States
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

Excellent! Made our trip a pleasure. Knowledgeable, caring, knew exactly what we were looking for. Thanks!

Fred Shriner

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

The King of Cape Town Tours Our two days with Allie were amazing. He was smart, funny, kind, responsive, warm and as flexible as a bungee chord! And everyone knows his name so that meant great service and special treatment for us. He showed us all the highlights - and low lights - in and around the Cape and surprised us around every corner. He made reservations at excellent restaurants and reserved us the best tables.

Fred Shriner

United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

The King of Cape Town Tours Our two days with Allie were amazing. He was smart, funny, kind, responsive, warm and as flexible as a bungee chord! And everyone knows his name so that meant great service and special treatment for us. He showed us all the highlights - and low lights - in and around the Cape and surprised us around every corner. He made reservations at excellent restaurants and reserved us the best tables.

John Weiner

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

We took two private, two-couple tours with Allie; both Excellent. Our second tour was a Cape Peninsula tour. We drove south along the western coast. Our stops included Clifton, Hout Bay, Cape Point, and Boulder Beach Penguin Colony. We hiked along Cape Point after having a nice lunch at Two Oceans restaurant (baboons included). Again, great conversation; no topic off-limits. Allie was great and extremely flexible in our itinerary and time spent. We even stopped by a comic book store on the way back.

John Weiner

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

We took two private, two-couple tours with Allie; both Excellent. Our first tour was a Cape Town city tour. Allie picked us up at the airport as we arrived and took us through Langa township. We then went out to explore Table Mountain, Lions Head, the Waterfront, and the city. There was no topic off-limits. We discussed apartheid, standards of living, families today and business. Allie was great and extremely flexible in our itinerary and time spent. He set us up for a great dinner and Robben Island.