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Address: 5 Teak Street | Sharonlea, Randburg 2194, South Africa
Phone Number: +27114624618
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Thorntree Tours and Safaris offer safe excursions around Johannesburg....

Thorntree Tours and Safaris offer safe excursions around Johannesburg. Safaris and day trips to Soweto, Apartheid Museum. Safaris to the Lion Park, Rhino and Lion Park, Pilanesburg Game Reserve or Kruger National Park. Experienced friendly guide provides interesting tours that are flexible to suit your interests.

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What a lovely lady!

Thorntree Tours and Safaris are extremely reliable and professional. We had a arranged a day trip with Lyn (owner of Thorntree) a few months back and her knowledge about "all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thorntree Tours and Safaris are extremely reliable and professional. We had a arranged a day trip with Lyn (owner of Thorntree) a few months back and her knowledge about "all things South Africa" is outstanding. I would highly recommend them.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I requested a breakdown of an invoice I sent to her in Oct 2015. Unfortunately and I'm still unable to fathom out why, she refuses to reply to my emails, cuts me off immediately if I try and phone and has blocked me from WhatsApp. Is this really the actions of a professional tour operator?

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Thank Mike A
ThornteeTours, Owner at Thorntree Tours and Safaris Day Tours, responded to this review

The invoice you refer to has nothing whatsoever to do with my conduct as a Tour Operator. You worked as a driver and because of your unprofessional conduct , damaging my newly refurbished trailer, then again causing damage to another brand new trailer including denting my new vehicle. I had no option to block you on Whatsapp as you would... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I don't even know where to begin. I can't believe our luck when we came across Lyn's brochure! We were half way through our week and we came across Lyn and I wish we had met her sooner! I can say without a doubt that she is one of the nicest women I have ever met in my life and... More 

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ThornteeTours, Owner at Thorntree Tours and Safaris Day Tours, responded to this review

Hey Kenny and Nicholas, I enjoyed my two days with you so much, it was super seeing your delight at meeting the elephants and tiger cubs. It was an absolute pleasure being with both of you, and I appreciate your support and also taking the time to write a review. Hope I can get to Scotland to see both of... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Lyn and Thorntree Tours were highly recommended by the hotel I was staying in so I called her and simply said: "I want to meet some lion cubs!" So Lyn picked me up and we drove to the Lion Park, just outside Johannesburg on her recommendation. There I was able to get up close and personal with four delightful cubs,... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Thank you Lyn, the visits on 3rd & 4th Feb 2016 to Pilanesberg and Soweto have been great experiences on its own, but your great personality, knowledge and experience have made it unforgettable. Massive well done !! Jordi

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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I really enjoyed Lyn (guide) knowledge, she has a excellent disposition with us (we were 3) and visits to Soweto, reserve was really great.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We had a day in transit in Johannesburg and wanted a safe and interesting way for our two families of 4 to experience Jo'burg and Soweto. Lyn was our guide and driver for the day and we had an outstanding day with her. She was knowledgeable about what we were seeing, the relevant history and was very respectful for the... More 

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Thank Rosie M
ThornteeTours, Owner at Thorntree Tours and Safaris Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Rosie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to share with you what our country is all about. Your children were all lovely, sweet and a pleasure on the trip. I thank you for your support and hope to see again on your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you are looking for a trusted advisor then Lyn is the one you need. We had 2 weeks to spend in Southern Africa and wanted to visit at least Cape Town, Soweto and Kruger. Lyn added to that Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Chobe National park (Botswana). She managed to pack all activities into those 2 weeks, organized the tours... More 

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ThornteeTours, Owner at Thorntree Tours and Safaris Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Danny and Ann, thank you for your review of your holiday. It was my pleasure to welcome you back to show Ann this beautiful country. Glad you enjoyed your trip. There is still more to see, so i look forward to your return trip. More 

Dortmund, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

In November 2013 my girlfriend and I went on a three week long roundtrip through South Africa and Swaziland by car. A few weeks before we had contacted Lyn and asked her to do the planning for us. We told her that we wanted to see as much of South Africa as possible during these three weeks, especially wildlife. On... More 

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Lyn M, Owner at Thorntree Tours and Safaris Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Andreas, thank you for taking the time to write this review of your trip. I am really glad that you had such a wonderful trip, especially seeing it was your first trip to South Africa. You and Dorothee will have lovely memories. Warm wishes. Lyn. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The two of us went on the Soweto-Tour with Lyn. An incredible experience! Lyn not only gave us very profound background information, but made as actually "feel" the place. She is a very good communicator and very pleasant travel companion. This is why we booked a second tour with her, the Johannesburg-Tour, on which she gave us excellent insights into... More 

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Lyn M, Owner at Thorntree Tours and Safaris Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding you recent tour to Johannesburg. I really enjoyed your company and it was my pleasure to show you around. I look forward to your next trip and hope to show you a little bit more of our lovely country. Thank you for your support. More 

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