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“A wonderful week in Capetown!” 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.
Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
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“A wonderful week in Capetown!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Along with a group of 4, I went to Capetown for a friend's 30th birthday celebration. She found Clive's company and he was able to give us a little taste of the diverse offerings of the city. We went to Table Mountain, hiking, to the wineries, townships, etc. We went to museums to learn about the cities troubled history and their diverse cultures. We ate at wonderful restaurants (5-star and holes-in-the-wall) and all were amazing. Clive and Godfrey were able to answer many questions, suggest books and documentaries. I would choose them all over again and certainly suggest others to use them during their travels.

Visited January 2014
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Clive D, Owner at The Cape Town Tour Guide Co., responded to this review, 15 October 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you return to Cape Town and that we get to do it all over again!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Clive is the man, what a great time in SA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Wow, where do I start! First off Clive was a great tour guide, energetic, passionate and enthusiastic about his work and also South Africa. The group I was traveling with took part in many activities around the Cape Town area. Clive knew all the right things to do as well as all the right places to stay, I highly recommend using The Cape Town Tour Guide Co. Godfrey was also another great addition to Clive and his company. They both are very knowledgeable about various different interests around Cape Town, and they catered all of those to us. Thanks so much Clive, you made my trip to Cape Town South Africa very memorable.

Visited July 2014
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Clive D, Owner at The Cape Town Tour Guide Co., responded to this review, 15 October 2014
What a blast we had, great times! Thanks for sharing and writing about your experience, much appreciated!
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San Francisco, California
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“Cape Town Tour Guide Co. does it right!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

It being our first trip to Africa, we decided to spend three days in Cape Town before joining friends for a safari in Botswana. To make the most of our limited time in Cape Town, and based on the reviews on TripAdvisor, we contacted Clive at The Cape Town Tour Guide Co. to arrange some guided tours and are thrilled that we did! Clive promptly responded to our initial email inquiry and offered us several options for private all-day tours during our stay. We elected to spend two days touring with Clive and his colleague, Godfrey, and confirmed our arrangements two months before we arrived in Cape Town.

On our first day of touring, Godfrey picked us up at our hotel and took us on a “City and Township” tour that included Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the city center, the Jewish Museum, and at our request, a bicycle shop (we’re both cyclists) to pick-up some South African cycling jerseys. After lunch, we visited the District Six Museum and then took a drive out to Langa, a historic Black African township where 50,000 people live in an area of one square mile.

Without a doubt, the township tour was the most fascinating part of the day since it exposed us to the reality of what daily life is like for a large number of South Africans – something that you really can’t understand or appreciate by just visiting the city center and the usual tourist sites. In addition to a visit to a local pub for some “home brew” with men from the township, Godfrey also arranged for us to visit the apartments of some of the township residents as well as a local community center that provides classes and employment opportunities, including a pottery workshop. Our time with Godfrey was not only fun and engaging, but informative and eye-opening as he took special pride in sharing with us his extensive knowledge of Cape Town and the township where he grew up, still resides, and is greeted warmly by seemingly everyone.

On our second day of touring, Clive met us at our hotel and we set out on a tour of the Cape Peninsula. During our drive down to the Cape of Good Hope along some truly scenic routes, Clive shared with us some of the history of Cape Town and South Africa and we discovered a common interest in cycling. Our trip back included stops in Simon’s Town to visit the penguin colony, Kalk Bay for a tasty seaside lunch, Constantia for a wine tasting at the Groot Constantia winery (South Africa’s oldest), and Bishopscourt for a tour of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Considering that we had opted not to spend a day touring the wine lands near Cape Town, visiting the winery was an unexpected treat.

The highlights of the day for us included visiting the penguin colony and encountering other wildlife, including a troop of baboons, in the Cape nature reserve. While our time with Clive was spent visiting somewhat traditional tourist sites, it was no less enjoyable or informative than the time we spent with Godfrey. Clive is a very knowledgeable and personable guide and he did a terrific job of showing us what the Cape Peninsula has to offer and spontaneously adapting the tour to our requests and preferences.

Clive and Godfrey are both knowledgeable and personable tour guides. They’re a terrific team and you won’t regret booking your Cape Town tours with them!

Visited May 2014
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Clive D, Owner at The Cape Town Tour Guide Co., responded to this review, 15 October 2014
Just a short note to thank you for your extensive review. Thank you for the time that you dedicated to writing such an extensive review for us , we really appreciate the positive feedback and kind words. Many thanks!
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Bruges, Belgium
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“Clive, you rock!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Best guide ever!
You toke us on a journey we'll never forget. If anyone could control and facinate our 'animated' group, it was you!
Thnx 4 T trip!

Visited April 2014
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Clive D, Owner at The Cape Town Tour Guide Co., responded to this review, 15 October 2014
We had a great time too, thank you for your review!
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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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“This is a No Brainer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Clive and Godfrey may not be the only folks you can turn to in order to appreciate Cape Town and its surroundings, but we cannot imagine anyone doing it better. They are an exceptional team. Godfrey gave us great insight into the lives of those who have struggled so long to reach equality, and showed us first-hand the proud way they live their lives today. Clive was a most knowledgeable and friendly guide not only to Cape Town itself, but to so many areas between the city and the Cape of Good Hope. In addition, we were faced with weather that was not the best, and the way they were able to change on the fly and adjust our itinerary in the short two days we had was really remarkable. Anyone going to Cape Town and its environs, whether for the first time or the fifth, will appreciate what these two talented, interesting and enjoyable people can do for you. If we make a visit again, we will use Clive and Godfrey again, this time for a longer time.

Visited June 2014
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Clive D, Owner at The Cape Town Tour Guide Co., responded to this review, 15 October 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and to share your experiences, your kind words are very much appreciated!
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