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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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$32*
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Private Tour: Woodstock Day Trip from Cape Town

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Thompson's was the local carrier that handled all of our airport transfers and day trips while we were in South Africa. They were wonderful. We were so impressed, we even hired... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Regina, Canada
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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

It was absolutely unnecessary to have a tour guide, the old man knew nothing whatsoever about the place (Ushaka Marine world). He made us change in the open yet there were changing rooms and failed to supply general information. Terrible experience. Felt taken advantage of.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Thompson's was the local carrier that handled all of our airport transfers and day trips while we were in South Africa. They were wonderful. We were so impressed, we even hired a private 1/2 day guide to do the Cape Point tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, safe and responsible behind the wheel, and gave us plenty of time at... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We witnessed one of their tour guides: - block a very busy road, then - try do an impossible u-turn, blocking traffic even further, then - SCREAM profanities (some very foul language, including a reference to a motorists' mothers' genitalia!!!), then - SHOUT threats at two innocent motorists that he will f#&* them up. This all took place in front... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Gaston is awesome! Had him as our private guide to the Stellenbosch wineries! But all the Thompson's guides have been awesome...Cape Town...Victoria Falls, airport pickups, etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I did the Cape peninsular half day tour with Thompson,s,which was just fantastic,The knowledge of the guide was outstanding,very funny,very honest about the area.I would recommend any visitor to Cape Town to do this tour.

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Thank 36wburgess
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We just came back from South Africa 2 days ago. We visited Cape Town and had a full day Cape Peninsula private tour with Thompsons, our guide's name is Gaston. We had the greatest time during our tour. Firstly, we were supposed to go on the tour with 4 other people and for some reason, they all canceled, so we... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We booked a full day township, district six & Robben Island tour through trip advisor. Unfortunately we didn't get the Robben Island due to all sailings being cancelled due to bad weather however we were refunded straight away. So this turned out to be a great half day tour, first we went to district six museum our guide was very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Very useful half day tomorrow. Saw the sites of Cape Town. Excellent tour guide you should ask for Garçon to be your driver. Very knowledgeable. Very witty.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We booked our trip (our honeymoon) thru Lion World Travel and were informed that our "day" excursions in Cape Town would be handled by their partner, Thompson's. Everything about our experience with Thompson's was great! Our guide, Brian, arrived a few minutes early for our pick up and let us know that the other people on our day wine tasting... More 

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Thank Nathan S
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Our Platinum South Africa trip from Cherly Gould and Lion World travel exceeded any and all expectations! Truly Fabulous! Still not fully recovered from the perfection of it all! Once arriving in Capetown we were in the most wonderful hands of their partner Thompsons! Most pleasant! We will especially forever remember meeting and having Gaston and Faisal as our FAB... More 

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