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Address: 18 Pondicherry Avenue Hout Bay, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 217905477
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Knowledgeable, frindly, flexible

We booked four day tours with Charl and Erna during our eight day stay in Cape Town, and that was the best decision we could have taken. Charl is an excellent tour guide, quickly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We booked four day tours with Charl and Erna during our eight day stay in Cape Town, and that was the best decision we could have taken. Charl is an excellent tour guide, quickly and flexibly adapts to the needs and wishes of the group and showed and told us lots of splendid and fascinating things. He obviously knows his... More 

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Olivier, Petra and Leonard. It was very pleasant to have you as guests. Getting to know people such as yourselves and showing off our beautiful Cape Town is what makes my job just so satisfying. More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Charl and his wife Erna run this company, they are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We felt as if we were going on a tour with a friend that we had known for ages. They are both passionate about this part of South Africa and Charl told us so much about the area's history. we were delighted that he gave us... More 

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

Our sincere thanks to you too, firstly for choosing our services, and now for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to share time and experiences with you. We wish you very well and many happy tavel experiences for the future. More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We booked three days of sightseeing travel with Cape Town Private Tours and could not have been more pleased. Charl and Erna were prompt in responding to our inquiry and worked with us to arrange our days to see as much as possible without being rushed and to provide maximum flexibility. We did a combined day trip to Cape Point... More 

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

It was a privilege for us both to be part of your Cape Town Holiday and we thank you sincerely for your generosity and kind words. May we wish you the very best for the future. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We spent the first week of our South Africa holiday in Charl & Erna's accomodation at Hout Bay - they made us feel at home straight away and helped us plan our itinerary of the Cape Town area. We made a Stellenbosch wine tour with Charl in the Mercedes - it was great to visit all those vineyards without having... More 

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you John and Barbara. We appreciate your review. It is just great to spend time with people like you. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The best way to take in Cape Town is on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus, which is just that and it is the cheapest way of seeing round Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Botanic Gardens and the other beaches and bays. It is probably best to pick it up at The Waterfront. If you decide to go on top of the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Professional and helpful in every way from the booking process to on time daily pick up, we thoroughly enjoyed the tours run by Charl and Erna. Erna was very helpful, obliging and flexible during the booking process in creating a working itinerary that suited us and Charl arrived in a well maintained and comfortable Merc each day our hotel for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Due to the excellent service of Cape Town Private Tours, we were able to make the most of our short visit to Cape Town. I warmly appreciate Charl and Erna Tonders friendly and flexible attitude during the long distance coordination prior to our visit, and the full day tour tour itself (to include Cape Point and the penguin colony at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

From start to finish our dealings with Charl and Erna could not have been better! We did the Cape Peninsula tour on arrival in Cape Town. Charl arrived to collect us from our hotel perfectly on time and we had the most wonderful day from there on in. Travelling in a Mercedes on a private tour means you have the... More 

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you on board. Your enthusiasm and interest made a beautiful day even better. Thank you for selecting Cape Town Private Tours More 

Columbus Ohio
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Oh my:-) this is the way to go when you visit Cape Town. Forget those 20+ people in a vehicle and do book with Charl and Erma. Prior to leaving the US, I found their website and immediately booked 2 tours with Cape Town Private Tours, THE CAPE PENINSULA AND CAPE POINT CIRCULAR ROUTE and A DAY TRIP TO CAPE... More 

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to accompany these well informed, well travelled guests, who were delightfully enthusiastic. Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write them. May we meet again More 

Tianjin Region, China
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138 reviews 138 reviews
124 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

You must see cape town and Simon's town there are 30 minutes travel from each other in the western side of south africa. Winter here is summer somewhere else and summer here is winter elsewhere

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CharlandErna, Owner at Cape Town Private Tours, responded to this review

Yes, it is very true that Cape Town and Simonstown should not be missed during a visit to South Africa. Apart from the wonderful scenery, both destinations are extremely rich in history and cultural experiences, not to mention the excellent restaurants and their beautiful views. There is enough variety to suit every pocket. More 

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