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KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers

7 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Excellent tour of the national park and valley of desolation

Our tour guide Les was fantastic, informative, interesting and humorous. Our friends who are... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Neville N
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Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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The Historical Tour of Graaff-Reinet with David was delightful. Taking my interest in the South... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
CareneMouton
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Karoo Connections offers a selection of 1/2 & full-day tours including Historic Graaff-Reinet Tour, Umasizakhe Township Tour, Anglo-Boer War Tour, Camdeboo National Park Game Drive by open Land Rover, Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour, Nieu Bethesda & Owl House Tour, Bushmen Rock Art & Gondwanaland Fossil Tour, Driekoppe 4X4 Trail, Mountain Zebra National Park Tour & Paardefontein Battle Tour
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“david” (9 reviews)
“town” (3 reviews)
“desolation” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Les was fantastic, informative, interesting and humorous. Our friends who are regular visitors to GR highly enjoyed the trip equally. If there is one thing you should to do, take a Karoo Connections tour and go and see The Valley of Desolation...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Neville Thank you very much for your review of our Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour. It is indeed a very special place and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the tour so much. I have informed Les of your comments and he sends his thanks...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The Historical Tour of Graaff-Reinet with David was delightful. Taking my interest in the South African War into consideration, David went the extra mile to accommodate me by incorporating the War's points of interest with the town tour. David's recollections of Graaff-Reinet's rich history made...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback! It is much appreciated and I'm pleased you enjoyed the tour! Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for the Historic Graaff Reinet Tour with David. David offered us a very interesting and complete tour of the city. Talked about history but also architecture. Very interesting to have a better understanding of this beautiful city.

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for the feedback. I am please to hear that you enjoyed your tour! Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

We booked David for the historical town tour and were picked up at De Kothuize house bang on time. A delightful couple from the UK completed our entourage. It was hot that day, so David said that we would be driving in the comfort of...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you very much for your review of the Historical Graaff-Reinet Tour. I am thrilled to hear that you so much enjoyed my tour. Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

We booked the Valley of Desolation sunset tour with David and the next day we went with him on an early morning tour into Camdeboo National Park. We were very pleasantely surprised with the knowledge of history of South africa/ Graaf Reinett, plants, animals etc,...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you very much for your feedback on your visit. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the experiences and trust you had a good holiday in South Africa. Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fascinating geological landscape, with amazing views over Graaff-Reinet and far into the surrounding countryside. Sundowners overlooking these views is amazing: take snacks and wine, etc. There's also a wonderful one-hour walk from the viewing point. We often take visitors up there to enjoy the peace...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Took a tour up to the Valley of Desolation with David as our guide. He was very informative and went out of his way to give us some useful advice on where and what to do next. The tour was interesting and worth doing, especially...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2016

Dear Dave Thank you very much for your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you both had a good time in spite of the rain! Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A wonderful guy with a lot of knowledge about his town and the history of South Africa. It gives you an insight in the past of this nice town. It or he tells you about the refinding of freedom by the colored but also by...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2016

Dear Enruit Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the Historical Tour of Graaff-Reinet. Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

David will make you discover the Karoo, through exclusive tours and visits of a semi desert huge area, with beautiful landscapes and wildlife; David was born there and come from a family of farmers. He knows everything and everybody and has a great culture to...More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Dear John Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you and the family enjoyed your tours! Bonne année! Kind Regards, David

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Our group of 15 loved the drives with David. He was such an entertaining guide and we learnt a lot about the geology, history, flora and fauna of the Karoo, specific the Candeboo NP. And the sunset was stunning, having some nice drinks and Biltong....More

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davidmcnaughton2015, Owner at KAROO CONNECTIONS Tours & Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2015

Dear Martina Thank you for your review. I am glad you all enjoyed your tour to the Valley of Desolation with sundowmers! I trust that you all had a good holiday further. Kind Regards, David McNaughton

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