Our guide was only be capable of being our driver, not a guide. In the end, we changed the tour to suit us, but I would not recommend the Jozi By Foot tour to others
Our gide arrived at our hotel at 8:55 which was great and asked for me at the reception desk. The room was not registered under my name; it was registered under the name of my traveling companion. When he did not find us, he returned to the car which was parked out of sight of reception and waited. We arrived at reception at 9:05 and had no idea that he'd arrived and did not see him so we waited on a bench outside in front of reception. At 9:30 he came around to check again and found us. If he had waited at reception instead of the car out of sight, we would have started the tour on time.
When we toured the "Top of Africa" at Carlton Center, he said "there are some pictures around the inside that are interesting", but didn't give us a story except when we specifically asked what we were seeing out the windows.
Next we returned to the car (strange for a walking tour but I thought we'd walk soon).
We drove around looking for a parking place and had a nice lunch. Our guide ordered African food but did not tell us what to order from the menu to experience African food. We did have salads that we liked though.
We then looked at something that turned out to be an exhibit of living conditions for migrant workers. We couldn't exactly tell where the exhibit started and our guide did not accompany us into the building. By the time we found the interesting part, we'd wasted time wandering around looking at the building. We had to race through the exhibit because he said we had to catch up on time.
Next, he said we were going to tour the beer museum and then go to the Africa museum and already had the beer museum tickets for 1:30 pm. Didn't seem like a great idea to go to a museum after drinking alcohol but he’d set the schedule. We asked when we were going to the Apartheid Museum. We had both mis-read the tour schedule and thought the Apartheid Museum was on this tour. He explained that the Apartheid Museum was not on this tour.
When we said we wanted to go to the Apartheid Museum instead of the two other museums, he said we would have to pay for the entrance tickets ourselves as he’d already spent money on the beer museum tickets. We agreed and he took us there in the car. Because we did get to see interesting sights and the Apartheid Museum we feel we got our money’s worth, but it was not what we expected.
At the end, he had us sign a waiver form that was in German. Neither of us speak nor read German.
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