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“GARY FLYNN, Magnificent Guide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Discovery Private Day Tours

Cape Discovery Private Day Tours
19 Derwent Road | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27(0)82 881-1457
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Owner description: We specialise in providing private tours in Cape Town for small groups and families. We offer day tours to the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula Tour), and the Winelands (Winelands Tour.)
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“GARY FLYNN, Magnificent Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My husband and I spent two glorious days visiting the beautiful city of Cape Town with our fabulous guide, Gary Flynn. Our first day, the Peninsula Tour was most enjoyable as Gary had a full day itinerary planned for us, starting at 9 AM and ending at 7:30 PM on January 3. This included visiting the seals, Cape of Good Hope, the penguins at Boulders Beach, the Ostrich farm, the Kirstenbosch Gardens, as well as a superb lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant with a table that had been reserved for us. The following morning, Gary was there right on time and we spent another terrific day in Stellenbosch where we visited the beautiful countryside and wineries, including a great lunch at the French Connection in Franschhoek!

Gary is most friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, caring, honest, and diligent. He is an asset to the tour industry and we were indeed very fortunate to meet him. He is truly the best of all the rest and we recommend him highly to anyone visiting in South Africa. Our best wishes go forth with him. The sun always shines in Cape Town thanks to Gary Flynn!!!!!!

Visited January 2013
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Awesome tour guide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Spent the holidays in Cape Town. Before going there I tried to find a good tour guide using Trip Advisor and the internet. Fortunately, I found one of the very best! Unlike all other tour operators, Gary responded to my e-mail inquiries very quickly. I was amazed! Before getting to Cape Town, Gary and I agreed upon the price and schedules for three day tours to the winelands, peninsula and safari. For each day's tour, he picked us up at our hotel each morning on time, where upon we discussed exactly what we wanted to see each day and our priorities, then set out. From there, he ensured we had the very best time and saw everything that we wanted that included seals at Seal Island, Cape of Good Hope, penguins at Boulders Beach, Kirstenbosch Gardens, three great wine tastings, a chocolate making demonstration, and getting to experience a Big 5 safari at Aquila Game Reserve. He always ensured we were on time, saw what we wanted, and were comfortable. For example, it started to rain and get a bit chilly before getting on the boat to Seal Island. We didn't prepare for this, but no problem since Gary pulled out some spare jackets for both of us to use. For lunch each day, he called ahead to ensure we were seated immediately at a very nice and reasonably priced restaurant, and at the very best table. His vehicle is clean, comfortable and had lots of room. Enough positives cannot be said about Gary's services. He was honest, hard working, fun to talk with, and always kept our interest during three long day trips. We knew we were having fun because the time flew by very fast. Without a doubt, he made our seven day trip one of the most memorable. I "highly" recommend Gary should you want to see the best sites in Cape Town.

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Took great care of all request!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We booked cape point tour. Was great experience. There was extra time so he took us to crystal factory. Was well worth a visit. Also recommended Indian restaurant for dinner and got us reservation. We also booked wine land tour with him. We do not drink, still had an amazing day. We did oil tasting, cheese tasting, eagle encounter, cheetah encounter, chocolate making demonstration and motor museum. All was very well managed.

Visited September 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Best tour guide ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

On our trip to South Africa we were so fortunate to find Gary. He was recommended by another tour guide we enjoyed (ALWAYS the best way to find another gem). Gary was a delight to be around, knowledgeable about the region and its attractions, and amazingly accommodating to our needs and wishes. He enhanced our trip greatly and went out of his way to make our experience exceptional and unique. If we ever return to the region, Gary is the first person we'll contact for advice and services. In our many years of international travel, he's the best guide we've encountered.

Visited June 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Gary Flynn--the BEST!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I've traveled the world for decades and of all my tour guide experiences, Gary tops the field! He is knowledgeable, thorough, flexible, and ever so pleasant--which goes far when you spend days in the company of someone you had not met previously. Our time in the Cape Town area was wonderfully enhanced by touring the region with Gary. We greatly benefited from his efforts to help us plan, advising when requested. All recommendations were right on target and Gary customized our travel to address our interests and time frame. The van is comfortable and pristinely clean. Gary is personable, respectful, and a very fine representative of all South Africa has to offer. We are planning to return next year and again are communicating with Gary to plan yet another top notch experience in his care. Simply, Gary Flynn is the BEST!!!

Visited August 2011
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