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“Clive comes highly recommended” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cape Town Tour Guide Co.

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.
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Clive comes highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We planned a return trip to South Africa after being away for almost 9 years, with two friends. We arranged for the Cape Point, Cape Town City, Cape Winelands tour and 3 day Garden Route tour with Clive, including a cage diving experience with great whites. We were a little apprehensive at first about spending so much time with Clive, not knowing what to expect.

Our seven days spent with Clive was absolutely fantastic! From the moment he picked us up at the hotel, it was evident that he is extremely courteous and professional but also a very easy going and personable guy with a great sense of humor. He is extremely knowledgeable and he educates and entertains along the way in a humorous and friendly manner. His experience and knowledge of the various places, history, nature, politics, economics, restaurants, and other activities; as well as his flexibility and ability to assess the interests of his guests quickly, allows him to customize an experience that exceeds expectations and thoroughly entertains. On many occasions, Clive went out of his way and above and beyond to provide an extremely personalized touring experience.

His restaurant selections were on the mark with amazing choices for delicious meals and sunset cocktails. His accommodation choices along the Garden Route were quaint and impeccable with incredible attention to detail and fantastic service.

His conversation and sense of humor will be missed! Clive comes highly recommended!

Visited April 2013
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Leeds
2 reviews
“Best Private Tour Guide in South Africa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

We 1st used Clive in 2011 (Cape Tour & Winelands Tour) and had such a fantastic time, he inspired us to return, this time with 2 of our children(aged 19 & 24). Having experienced Ernie Els Vinyard on the Winelands tour of 2011, I asked Clive if he could get me a case of "Big Easy" which he had ready for me when we arrived. This time we repeated the Cape Tour and also asked Clive to organise a Great White Shark cage diving trip at nearby Gansbaii, the world famous Shark Allley. This was the highlight of the holiday - the kids are still buzzing about it 2 weeks later! Clive takes the time to understand you and what you want from your trip and never fails to deliver, always exceeding your expectations. His knowledge and his enthusiasm for his country and its history, warts and all, will inspire you to return. Be warned though, he also has a wicked sense of humour. Don't fall for his baboon stunt on the Cape Tour like I did, much to the amusement of my family!! The dive team he used were the best available and the restaurants he selected were excellent. Clive is ably assisted at CTTGC by Godfrey. It was Godfrey who took us cage diving. Godfrey is also excellent, he comes from and still lives in a township just outside Cape Town and he compliments Clive perfectly. The story of when he met Nelson Mandela in his township was truly inspiring. Without a doubt, Clive is the best Private Tour Guide in SA and has left us twice now with unforgettable memories and a burning desire to return yet again for more "Clive Time" Mark, Ruth, Jenny & Matty Gibson

Visited April 2013
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
“The best guide we've had in a lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

It was a 4-day private tour Cape - Oudshoorn - Knysna - Cape. Clive was an absolutely wonderful guide - friendly, highly intelligent, knowledgeable about his country, its nature and history. The choice of hotels and restaurants was excellent. Our guide was also very flexible and considerate: on many occasions he met our wishes to change the pre-arranged tour program. For 4 days, without breaks, he kept us a most interesting company, and we felt like talking to him for ever - so attractive his personality is.
As a result, this tour has become a most memorable holiday event.
My wife and myself would like to heartily thank Clive for those four unforgettable days in March 2013 and recommend him to others as the best possible choice of a private guide in SA, and probably not only there!
Michael & Julia Bogdanov
Moscow, Russia

Visited March 2013
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Hobe Sound, Florida, United States
1 review
“Best Private Tour Guide in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our first trip to Cape Town was made most memorable by the excellent itinerary arranged by Clive and his staff. From our arrival to our departure, Clive and his staff were available to help and inform us of how best to enjoy this beautiful city and its environs. We were able to modify and add to our trip because of the flexibility that is available with Clive and his group. He is knowledgeable about all things Cape Town and is happy to share his knowledge with you!! He and his staff are the reason we look forward to returning to Cape Town!

Visited March 2013
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“Trip of a lifetime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Our group of wine lovers have traveled all over the world in search of great food, wine and adventure. I can't begin to tell you how we loved the itinerary Clive led us on, from a township day and a visit to a self funded day care center to some of the most beautiful beaches and wineries in the world. Clive has a calling and it is to show visitors the real South Africa and help us all to understand this country, with all its warts, and why it is a must see destination.
Our final destination was the Inyati Game reserve and its was just spectacular.
We have had some great guides around this planet but Clive's sense of humor and deep understanding of his country made this a trip of a lifetime.

Visited February 2013
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