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


Daniel OBrien

United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Allie was timely, very knowledgeable and quickly determined the type of experience our group wanted. We were all pleased.

Marilynn Anderson

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Marilynn Anderson

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Allie was flexible and listened to our interests and planned our tour accordingly! We were delighted with our private tour of the Cape Point! We had 2 days to spend in Csoe town and we spent both days with Allie! This is the best value to see the sights groomed for your specific interests! Once you have spent the money to see this area make the mist of your valuable time to see as much as you can see privately! Thanks Allie! Marilynn & Tom. Bremerton Washington USA

Mark Abramowitz

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Excellent day with Allie. We had been to Cape Town before and wanted to be introduced to some new experiences. Allie made sure that we got to everything we wanted to see and was able to give us some new ideas about places we might want to see. Thank you Allie....A great day....

Richard Weiss

United States
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Tour: #365177, Cape Town Full Day City Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

He was fantastic. Obviously loves his job. One of the best guides i have ever had. In one day we saw the city did a peninsula tour sighted right whales seals penguins and oestrich. He is full of fun and a delight to be with. Everyone seems to know him and lines disappear and unique parking spots found. FIVE STARS

David Portman

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 10/18

David Portman

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #55097, One day Safari Trip - Private Tour, Worcester, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

David Portman

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

Allie is the greatest! When our flight was delayed he was both caring and flexible. He made sure that we saw what we wanted to see on a schedule that worked for us. Very personable and knowledgeable. He seems to know everyone in Cape Town . Highly recommend him for anyone visiting Cape Town. You couldn't make a better choice.

Barbara Bedenk

Slovenia
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour for Rok, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 5/18

Allie M is a tremendous guide and awesome person! I give him 5 out of 5 and would use his services again if needed. Thanks

Bob Harrison

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

What a wonderful day. Allie is very experienced, friendly, and relaxed, and we all felt as though we truly got our money's worth. He never rushed us or seemed impatient, and did not torture us with endless narrative. He did the extensive driving that the Cape Peninsula tour involved with the best use of side roads and shortcuts to minimize traffic wait time. And at the end, since the weather was good. He did Table Mountain with us on the cable car. The Rolls-Royce of Guides!!

Patricia W.

Alpharetta, GA, United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Our second day with Allie was even more fun than the first. We felt like friends who enjoyed sharing family stories as we took in the scenery. This was a wonderful day of touring the wine country in South Africa. Allie is an excellent guide and we are fortunate to have found him!

Patricia W.

Alpharetta, GA, United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Allie on the beautiful Cape Peninsula tour in Africa. He made certain to show us the "must see" sights and filled in the rest with delightful details we thoroughly enjoyed such as a lovely walk along the coast. We shared a wonderful day along with lots of laughter.

Sheila R.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

An excellent guide who takes time to find out what you want to do and adjust the day accordingly. We have no reservation in recommending Allie to anyone and if we are back in Cape Town would certainly want to book him again. A really marvellous day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys for making me a part of Number 17... I really enjoyed myself ... Thank you and stay Blessed

Jerilyn Broadfoot

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Allie-ultimate guide for anyone's stay in Cape Town. He is ALL YOU NEED! He is knowledgeable as he is from Cape Town, he knows historical facts & wildlife facts. If he sees something off the beaten path, he will spontaneously go with his gut feeling and turn off the road and take you on an experience that you never would have expected (a township & saw way of life) ! He is observant that he is able to see something ( in our case a fresh fish market) and took us to talk to the fishermen.

Michelle Joy

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

Beyond our expectations! If you are looking to explore Cape Town, winelands, and/or the Cape Peninsula, Allie is the absolute best! You will not be disappointed. Allie made sure we saw what we wanted to see and that level of flexibility was above and beyond. We saw everything we wanted to - seals, penguins, False Bay, Cape Point with an awesome lunch, Cape of Good Hope. Amazing! Allie then checked in with us the next two days we were in Cape Town to make sure we had everything we needed.

George Kirchhoffer

United States
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Tour: #29059, Private Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Second day with Allie, Another good day seeing the winelands and had a wonderful lunch at his recommendation. Another fun filled day . Very enjoyable. Thanks Allie.

George Kirchhoffer

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

We had a wonderful day with Allie, We got to cover a lot of ground and he went out of his way to show us an enjoyable time. Thanks Allie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss thank you very much I was blessed to be with you guys

Michele Thomson

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

Allie is amazing! His mission is to make sure his clients have the best time and he is flexible, conscientious and very knowledgeable about the cape. We were impressed with the relationships that he's made over the years with the staff where we stopped: a winery, a restaurant, even at the tollbooth. He is well loved and respected by the friends that he's made around the cape. In our opinion that is a very special trait.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you... Thank you!!!! It was an absolute pleasure to have been with you guys... All is well on my side... Always good .. Always Allie

Daisy Antonio

United States
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

If you are reading this comment, please know that you have come to the right guide and the right tour. My husband and I have traveled the world and have hired guides in many if not most of these trips. Allie is the best of the best guide out there. He is fantastic! This tour covers Cape Town's amazing features; such an informative tour that covers a lot of ground. Allie is very informative, intuitive, charming, and makes the trip an amazing fun. We highly recommend this tour and Allie. He is a gem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi... Ms.Daisy and Donald Thank you... Thank you... It was an Absolute Pleasure to have met you guys. I was tearing on reading your mail... Thank you once again for the awesome words. This is one of the reasons that I love what I do. Allie

Christine Long

Switzerland
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

We had a great day with our top guide Allie. Our daughter was constantly talking about being sooo exited to see the penguines, so Allie suggest that we change the tour to had to Boulders Beach first. We were lucky enough to have great weather, have an excellent driver and guide and saw all the sights we had planned to see. I can highly recomment Allie. He also offered to be there for us if we had any questions the following days. Choose him and you will not regret it.

Gillian Roy

South Africa
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

We had a great day.Ali was well organised but flexible enough to respond to varied interests and abilities. The able hiked at Cape Point and the less able enjoyed an early evening wander along Buffels Bay beach with no pressure to hurry. We would have missed a large group of whales passing Hout Bay without his enthusiastic eye and superior camera lens and learned sympathy with baboon troupes, unjustly labelled "dangerous'.Ali is also someone who has much to tell about life in Cape Town both then and now.

Dimitris Politis

Greece
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 27/16

We had an excellent time/tour with Ali. Very friendly and accomodating. My kids loved him. Highly recommended!!

Kate Millbery

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29111, Private Whale Watching in Hermanus, Hermanus, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 12/16

Where do I start?? We had such a fantastic time with Allie over two days. He made sure our days covered everything we wanted to see or do! Allie was such great company and fun to be with. Please do not hesitate in booking a tour with Allie!!

Michael Hopkin

United Kingdom
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Tour: Cape Town private City tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jul 17/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss it was my pleasure.

Mary Hanke

Canada
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Tour: #29106, Private Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 11/16

This was the highlight of our time in South Africa. If I had it to do again I would book at least one more day. We saw so much and Allie was so flexible with where we went and how long we stayed at each place. He provided loads of information on the places we saw, was pleasant and friendly and I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in a private tour. Also, the vehicle was very comfortable and spotless.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much... i really enjoyed myself too.

Stephen Shopoff

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Allie did a fantastic job on every aspect...he was over the top with his exceptional commentary, paced the day perfectly, and made sure we had an extremely thorough tour. We would definitely recommend Allie and will use his services again when we return to Cape Town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bosss i say thank you to you and your family for beings such Awesome people.

Varun Rastogi

India
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Tour: Private Tour Request, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: May 11/16

We were two families traveling together in South Africa in May 2016 and getting Allie to guide us in and around Cape Town was the best decision we made! Allie is extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and most importantly, kept insisting that it's OUR trip so was very flexible to adjust any random requests we made during the trip. Kids loved him as well and missed him in the remaining half of our trip when he did not accompany us.

Anthony Brown

Spain
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 8/16

We had the most magnificent day with Allie. Allie is a truly unique and special person with seemingly unlimited knowledge about the Cape Twon area. He gave us an insight of Cape Town that only a local could give. A perfect end to a truly wonderful holiday in a truly magical place. Thank you Allie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss Thanks you very much... I also had a Magnificent day in your company

Betty Haxton

United States
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Tour: Cape Winelands Private Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Feb 10/16

Great tour guide. Took us to some of the best Wineries in South Africa. Good driver. Very knowledgeable.

Carlos Balcells

Spain
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 5/16

Allie was very good and enthusiastic. He was very knowledgeable and personable. While we understand that he drives a smart car, we would have preferred a larger vehicle. Using a Mercedes Class E vehicle for a 4-hour tour may not have been the best choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss please accept my Sincere Apologies for any inconvenience caused. And I thank you once again for the interest you have showed in my services Allie

Maya Kandrashuk

Belarus
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Tour: #29347, 5day Knysna, Garden Route Private Tour, Knysna, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 31/16

Thank you so much for Allie!!!We had such a great time with him in Knysna! He did a superb job of combining fun and education.Each day was well planned and Allie made our tour very special and memorable! I appreciate his concern, help, his sense of humor. Always felt safe and comfortable with him driving, too. Such an excellent guide indeed!!! Very professional! I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to visit South Africa. Maya Kandrashuk, Belarus. February,20/16

Holger Alsleben

Germany
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 2/16

We did the tour with Allie on 02.01.2016 and had a 5*Day Allie is very knowledgeable,flexible and a great Company(a good Photographer too !!)He instantly recognized our interests and suggested the best Options. Even so beeing a very busy day, he organized the best table in 2 Oceans Restaurant Cape Point (Great Seafood and fantasic views !!) Stopping at the beach for Photoshootings, Swimming with Penguins, the next Pharmacy, hidden tresures Definetly recommended for touring with children as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss thank you very much ..I really enjoyed myself and Regards to the Family

Justin Leibow

United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 31/15

Amazing tour guide which has tons of knowledge about Cape Town and South Africa in general. Seems to know everyone which helps when going to tourist places to get you to the front of the line. Excellent overall!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss thank you very much.. highly appreciated.

Gene J.

Chesapeake Beach, MD, United States
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Tour: #29057, Private Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

This was the most friendly, personal and professional tour we have had. Thank you Allie for sharing your office with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Guys... I had as much fun as you guys it was my pleasure

Allan Marmelstein

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 3/15

Veli Kraavi

Estonia
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: May 27/15

We had really good day with Allie. He showed us lot of beutiful places. He is very smart and good guyide. We went with him to the Cape Point, there is wonderful view with two oceans. Afterwords he showed us more lot of nice places. He is really good we can advice him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words.. i had an awesome time with you guys too

Darline Braz

United States
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Tour: #29059, Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

Allie gave us a wonderful tour of three wineries in Paarl, Stellenbosch & Franschhoek. At the last minute he got us a lunch reservation at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek. We had ample time to enjoy lunch and stroll on the main street in Franschhoek. Allie was fun to be with and well informed about the current state of affairs in South Africa. We enjoyed his company. Our friends who joined us said it was a perfect tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow...Thank You very much... i enjoyed being in your company too.. Thank You

Gene Kern

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Feb 19/15

The tour was really interesting and covered a lot of ground. Allie was extremely friendly, informative, accommodating and just a pleasure to spend time with. I cannot recommend him more highly.

Thomas Noonan

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 6/15

Allie was one of the best guides we have ever had(over 50 guides worldwide). He was well organized, polite and personable. Having lived in Cape Town his entire life, he was extremeley knowledgable. He seemed to know everyone, parking attendants, waiters, park rangers... It was very impressive how he was able to get us a parking spot when there was none, get us a table when there was a long queue, etc. He was marvelous.

Marcella Beekman

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 5/15

Wow, what a fantastic tour guide. He was waiting for us prior to our getting off the boat.Our group of 4 were thrilled beyond all expectations. Able to make our tour come alive in all aspects. Allie is extremely flexible and once he knows what his clients are interested in he goes out of his way to make sure they have a wonderful day. We learned about the history of the land went to sights he felt we would enjoy above what was on our itinerary. We did a great deal of laughing as well.Sad to end day

Paul Glickman

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 4/15

Allie exceeded our expectations in every category. He is personable and has a great sense of humor. He was very knowledgable about history of South Africa and was able to answer almost every question with excellent responses. We had a great day with him and would like to travel with him again.

Maureen Marconi

United States
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Tour: #29106, Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 23/14

Allie was a great tour guide. The four of us had a fun time with him. Each place on our itinerary was wonderful to see. We also loved the restaurant we ate at.

Carl Gibson

United States
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Tour: #29059, Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Dec 22/14

Allie was the best! Our Cape Winelands Tour was everything we could have hoped for. We felt that Allie went well beyond what we were expecting. Very personable, charming and extremely flexible. Anything and everything we requested was provided with a smile. We're more than satisfied!

Debbie Schilling

United States
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Tour: #29106, Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Nov 18/14

Tour was well-organized yet flexible enough to meet our needs. Allie was a great guide and we enjoyed our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You kindly for your review, highly appreciated

Jeanne S.

Los Altos, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: West Coast Flower Spectacular, West Coast National Park, South Africa
Date: Nov 16/14

Allie was punctual, knowledgeable about the history of the area and was amenable to making suggestions to provide a marvelous tour for his guests. He did everything possible to make a fantastic day for the two of us on the Western Cape. We would not hesitate to recommend him. Jeanne and Dave S.

Sarah Kirtland

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Aug 4/14

Lina Vega

Panama
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Tour: #29106, Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

Ali was very pleasing with my teenage kids They wanted to see surfing sites and enjoy the outdoors. The tour around the cape is amazing and Ali made it super special

Carol Wyers

Canada
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Tour: #29059, Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 10/14

Allie was a great guide with lots of knowledge of South Africa and in particular Cape Town and surrounding area. We hit all the high points and he helped fit in as much as possible in between. We have already recommended Allie to friends who will visit Cape Town in the next four months.

John P.

United States
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Tour: #29106, Cape of Good Hope and Constantia Wine Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 22/14

Our full day tour of Cape Town with Allie was perfect in every respect. It was a pleasure to spend the day with Allie and he was also very flexible in planning the tour. There was no way we could have covered all the ground we did on our own. I would highly recommend Allie and his "Grand Slam Tour"!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss the pleasure was all mine. Thank you

Joel Lieberman

United States
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Tour: #29059, Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Jan 8/14

Allie was great and spent a lot of time explaining each location

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boss just doing my job, glad you enjoyed

Hank Greenberg

wellington, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: Cape Town city tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jan 6/14

He arrived 15 minutes late. I had another travel guide call him to see where he was. Overall Allie was knowledgeable and tried to accommodate us We saw a lot of Capetown in the short time that we visited. He did not follow thru with our plans to have high tea at Lord Nelson Hotel at 4:00 PM. He had to keep calling the hotel to see if they would let us in for high tea. He wanted to take us to another hotel instead. He told us that he forgot to confirm the reservation. We finally were able to go. He is fair

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're sorry about the confusion regarding high tea. We've been in touch with Allie about this and reviewed all the messages back and forth and do not see where Mr. Greenberg asked that Allie to make the arrangements. We're glad that Allie was able to use his connections to get them in at short notice.

Amanda Hudghton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Oct 22/13

Had a wonderful day with Allie. He was a superb guide, very knowledgeable about all the places we visited and very flexible on timings. He ensured that we got the best service and seats everywhere we went. I don't think we would have had the same experience had we driven the tour ourselves. Would heartily recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ma,am Thank you so much for the interest shown in my services ,it W's a pleasure for me to have been of service to you

Thomas Kuks

United States
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Tour: #29057, Cape Peninsula Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Apr 17/13

Allie was the best!!!!! Very flexible. We enjoyed his knowledge, personality, and his companionship

Thomas Kuks

United States
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Tour: Cape Town city tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Apr 14/13

Barbara Condra

United States
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Tour: #29059, Cape Winelands Tour, Cape Town, South Africa    view tour
Date: Mar 23/13

We toured with Allie on Saturday to the wine country. He was an excellent guide and made our trip very special. The attention to detail, the knowledge of the area and the pride in his country was beyond belief. He made sure all of our needs were met and that we were going to every site we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Ms. Condra: Hope to hear all is well>> It was an absolute pleasure for me to have been with you guys, i think i enjoyed your company more...

Josefina Richard

Canada
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Tour: Cape Town city tour, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Jan 5/13

Allie was absolutely marvellous! 10/10! To be highly recommended to anyone visiting Cape Town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much, it was an absolute pleasure for me to have been with you guys