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“Had a wonderful day in Pilansberg, a day I will never forget.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catz Tours & Safaris

Catz Tours & Safaris
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US$164.29*
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Mandela History Day Tour in Johannesburg
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Our World of Tours, with true South African hospitality we provide popular day tours in Johannesburg, senior citizen trips and tour packages in Southern Africa. Come and meet South Africans and enjoy our beautiful country. We specialize in, Johannesburg & Soweto and Pilanesberg National Park. We’re passionate about helping our guests to experience and enjoy everything that we can offer in our continent of Africa and, we really like what we do as your hosts. Visit our web site for further info or e-mail us.
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“Had a wonderful day in Pilansberg, a day I will never forget.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Henry does a fantastic job. The scenery is beautiful. Incredible to watch the animals in their natural environment. We also had a wonderful lunch just outside the park. Pilansberg and Catz tours are indeed Africa's best kept secret.

Visited February 2014
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Henry Z, Owner at Catz Tours & Safaris, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
The Pilanesberg was good to us that day with good sightings and a fantastic Lion kill on Kudu. How lucky could we get. Thank you for a great day and your enthusiasm to see more always makes it a pleasure to show these African wild animals to guests visiting South Africa. Next time we do the Kruger Park with your family.
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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“Couldn't Have Been Better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

I had a short weekend on a business trip to Johannesburg open and I wanted to see some wildlife. After searching through reviews and sending emails I ended up with a trip to Pilanesburg with Catz Tours.

Henry took me on a private day trip to Pilanesburg. The passion he has for his job, his country and the animals made the tour very special. It was like being part of a National Geographic show! Henry knew just where to go, and when we spotted animals he was full of facts about them. He was always sure to ask me if I was ready to move on or if I wanted to stay in a location. This trip was definately centered around what I wanted to do and see. This was hands down the best tour I have ever been on. It was worth every bit of the price (which was reasonable and comparable to other services) and more!

No need to look any further, just contact Annekie and make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

Visited February 2014
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Henry Z, Owner at Catz Tours & Safaris, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
It was a very nice day we had in the Pilanesberg. I really enjoyed your company and that you researched quite a number of things before we departed. Even purchasing Binoculars just for the day made me work harder to make it a lekker day, Thank you and yes, the Pilanesberg with its amazing animals did the rest. Perhaps one day we meet again and spend a longer period in the bush.
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Interactive, informative, interesting & insightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Henry and the team at Catz Tours provided us with an interactive, informative, interesting and insightful lesson in the history of the charismatic and beloved icon Nelson Mandela, as well as a broad understanding of South African history. The tour encompassed visits to famous and historical landmarks as well as detailed narratives of the historical significance of these places. Highlights included meeting locals at Soweto (including a visit to a day-care centre), enjoying a traditional South African meal for lunch as well as gaining an understanding of significant historical events at the Apartheid museum. We highly recommend this tour as it gave us a broad understanding of major events in South African history as well as a greater depth of experience into the unique and amazing culture of the South African people.

Visited January 2014
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Henry Z, Owner at Catz Tours & Safaris, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Hi Guys, thank you and yes, I enjoyed your company and questions as this always makes it mote interesting and conducting a history tour with Tata Madiba as the discussion point, makes it something to remember this Icon. The museums and people in this Johannesburg & Soweto blend in naturally to give you the visitor a good idea what our recent history is all about. Perhaps we meet one day again. Once again, thank you for your friendliness and making your tour interesting.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great Joburg Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I have had great pleasure dealing with the team from Catz tours. They are knowledagable, courteous and really know how to put the customer first. Their passion for the country and what it can offer tourists comes through in everything they do.

Great job guys!

Visited November 2013
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Henry Z, Owner at Catz Tours & Safaris, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
It was a pleasure meeting you and to showcase our beautiful city. In general, South Africans are friendly warm people and courtesy is part of the life style and thank you for making it interesting. Perhaps one day, we meet again and show you our animals and the bush and everything else.
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We booked our tour based on TA reviews. Expectations were high since reviews are so great. Catz tour delivered a tremendous experience. From the first exchange with Annekie to create a private tour that would meet our wishes to the very last moment we had to say goodbye to Henry, everything was beyond what we were hoping for. They were very flexible to create a tour accordingly with places we wanted to visit. Henry shared his knowledge of history, tooked us to places we wanted to visit and was very respecteful of our rhythm to assimilate the culture and the reality of Johannesburg and Soweto. He was very patient with all our demands and always ready to answer any of our questions. I will remember the very positive vibration around people we met and improvments that were made over the years. Furthermore, Henry gave us a lot of advice for the rest of our trip and we booked another tour with Annekie to visit a zulu community near Durban that was also a great experience.

When we left Canada for our trip to South Africa, people told us not to stay in Johannesburg nor Soweto. On our side we think this is a must and Catz Tours (Henry and Annekie) certainly was the reason we feel that way. They make you confortable and make you regret you planned only a one day stop before visiting the rest of the country. Thanks to you both!

Visited November 2013
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Catz T, Owner at Catz Tours & Safaris, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
It was an absolute pleasure to help you arrange the tour to Johannesburg and Soweto and then of course in Durban, Henry really enjoyed taking you on tour and sharing our rich culture and history with you. When you plan your next visit, let me know and we will make sure you see even more of our wonderful country
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