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“Cape Town tour”

The Cape Town Tour Guide Co.
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Owner description: Our experienced team specializes in arranging customized private tours for small groups and families visiting Cape Town and South Africa. Our passion is delivering a high quality and authentic customized touring experience to the discerning visitor. At The Cape Town Tour Guide Co. Clive de Bruyne leads a small, expert team of professionally certified and experienced private guides who know well that you have unique needs and expectations when you travel.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Cape Town tour”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

My family of 7 members from Singapore took a safari @Idube Private Game Reserve and a Cape Town tour in Sept 2012. Jenny Herbert of PJ's Tarvel & Tours organised the entire itinerary for us. Our tour guides in Cape Town was Clive De Bruyne of The Cape Town Tour Guide Co and his sub contractor Mario.

We are very seasoned travellers. Nonetheless, the entire holiday exceed our expectations! Jenny and Clive are just fantatstic. Safari is out of this world, a once in life time experience. Jenny patiently spent the entire last year packaging the tour for us. We gave her A+.

As for Clive, we fully endorsed what a fellow traveller Lindsay S said about Clive. Clive is out of this world and probably the best tour guide we had met. He is a fountain of knowledge, from buildings, rock formations, animals, history, and from flora to fauna. We visited the famous Table Mountain, took a tour of the Peninsula, via Chapman's peak, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. We stopped by Ostrichs farm, and said hello to penguins at Boulders Beach. Clive rescued my hat twice which was blown away by "hurricane" winds. He managed to take photos for us with 7 cameras hanging on him at the same time. He is passionate about his job and has a great sense of humour. He is also well organised and has an ever ready recommendations of restaurants that never failed to impress us. The Chinse dinner @ Haihu Restaurant was superb.

The next day, Mario took us to Dieu Donne, Franschhoek (French Corner), and Stelanbosch. Mario has a quiet enchanting style. A good listener and very flexible. He adjusted the itinerary to cater for our ad hoc wishes and we had a fabulous day, including a picnic at the park.

We will definitely go back to S Africa again, and you bet we will use their services again.

Chew Moi Ying & Family,
Singapore

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Cape Winelands Tour”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our Winelands tour was a great highlight of our stop in the CapeTown area. Our guide was fun and quite knowledgeable. He not only told us about the history of the wineries that we visited but also talked about the cultural as well as everyday life of a South African.

We enjoyed the uniqueness of each of the three wineries that we visited---a good mix of old to new.

Our lunch stop was lovely with local cuisine. Our only additional expense for the day was our lunch as the winery admissions were part of the tour price.

We had a wonderful day seeing the countryside and sampling nice wines!

Visited September 2012
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Barling
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“You have to meet Clive!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I enthusiastically endorse and recommend Clive to anyone interested in traveling in Cape Town.
Although my position as a student on a research trip was different from Clive’s usual clientele of tourists, he easily transitioned his detail-oriented skills to optimize my stay in Cape Town. I had a tour every day that I was off and spent the evenings enjoying his recommendations for dinner and nightlife. From burger joints to fancy dinners, low-key bars and dance-all-night clubs, Clive never missed. Everything he does and recommends is perfect for the individual client because he knows his town and genuinely wants to get to know his clients. On the days I was working (shipwreck archaeology) Clive joined me in the field. His eagerness for participating and learning, coupled with his practical suggestions and willingness to get his hands dirty, easily made him the most valuable addition to the team. It also didn’t hurt that he had connections to local museums.
Clive has an easy charm that makes people feel comfortable and safe, backed by an intelligent and extensive knowledge of the area, creating a harmony between tourism and hospitality. His love for the area and culture is so obvious in the way he talks about it while giving tours, and actively seeks to learn more for both himself and his clients. I have a deep respect for Clive in that he appreciates not only the swanky parts of Cape Town, but also the Districts and the Townships. He and his partner Godfrey often arrange for clients to tour District 6 and Langa Township, in order to broaden a foreign understanding that often results in benefits for local orphans and the community at large.
Clive became more than a tour guide. He was and is my friend. During my stay he far exceeded expectations, going above and beyond any reasonable call of duty to guarantee I had the time of my life. Clive is a fixture in Cape Town, and it would be a shame to travel there without meeting him.

Visited July 2012
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Winter Park, Florida
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“Clive knows all.”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Sunny, optimistic and knowledgeable. Nice to find him directly rather than paying double to the top tour operators (I won't name them) for his services. Seafood suggestions were on the money.

Visited September 2012
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Ballarat, Australia
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“Wonderful Experience - Highly Recommended”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

On our recent trip to Cape Town with a group of 10 people we were met by Clive & Godfrey at the airport and immediately knew we were in expert hands. We spent the next three days touring with them and nothing was too much trouble. The vehicle was modern, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had a personalised full day tour to the Cape of Good Hope which included a beautiful lunch where we were blown away by a large Southern Right Whale playing with some seals directly out from where we were seated. We then had a lovely stop for wine tasting on our way back to Cape Town. Their in depth knowledge of the local area enabled us to get an up close & personal experience of Cape Town itself, the townships, Table Mountain & Robben Island. They tailored our schedule to include the places & sights we were interested in. They went out of their way to accommodate us and as a travel industry professional I would highly recommend The Cape Town Tour Guide Co to anyone planning a visit to the Cape Town area.

Visited September 2012
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