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“Great insight into South Africa”

Mashaba Tours and Transfers
Ranked #4 of 14 Tours in Soweto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mashaba Tours and Transfers offers small tailor made day tours of Soweto. Peter offers informative insights into the history, politics and social fabric of this fascinating city. Your tour will include walking through parts of Soweto, stopping at taverns for refreshments and a meal as well as visits to museums and heritage sites. He will also cater to any special interests that tourists may have.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I booked Peter Mashaba on the basis of other Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. He picked us up and dropped us where we were staying. He took us on an unhurried tour of Soweto in all its diversity. We found it a fascinating and surprising place. Best of all, he was very informative about life in South Africa and its prospects for the future. He is a charming gentleman with an understated and low key approach which was easy to relate to.

1  Thank Christopher D
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"half day tour"
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"his knowledge"
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"apartheid museum"
in 24 reviews
"soweto tour"
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"highly recommend peter"
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"answered all our questions"
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"kempton park"
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"passed away"
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"short notice"
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"shanty town"
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"great tour"
in 5 reviews
"constitution hill"
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"personal tour"
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"south africa"
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"private tour"
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"an excellent guide"
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"hector pietersen"
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Great trip with very informative people in Soweto and nice to get picked up and dropped off exactly where we needed. Can heartily recommend this tour! The guide was fantastic!

Thank drivergirl907
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had an unexpected afternoon in Jo Berg with nothing to do, so we called Peter after finding his website Mashaba Tours & Transfers. Peter was already on the way to pick up two other guests in Pretoria and then picked us up in Kempton Park an hour later. Fantastic service given our late booking. We toured Soweto and visited a shack area and walked with a local guide among the tiny homes. Peter dropped us at the local market where we walked among the stalls while he waited for us at the opposite end of the market. We saw all the main sights including Nelson Mandela's home, Desmond Tutu's home and the Hector Pietersman museum. Peter answered all our questions as well as explained important areas as we approached them. We were very happy with the tour and would recommend Peter Mashaba as a great guide.

Thank ReefWreckandCritter
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

On 1 Nov 17, booked a pick up from O.R. Tambo airport to go to central Joburg on 14 Feb 18, providing precise flight details. The cost was confirmed at ZAR700.

On entering the arrivals area, we waited for our driver but he was nowhere to be seen. After 25 mins I called the proprietor of Mashaba Tours and Transfers, who said, "the driver hasn't arrived... hmm... can you do me a favour and take a taxi or Uber to the hotel and I will refund you?" (as I had booked a tour a few days later also with Mashaba tours). We ended up going to the information desk and taking a taxi costing ZAR500.

How can a business be run this way? No attempt to contact the driver? Or perhaps the booking had just been lost? We later cancelled our tour later with Mashaba tours due to the owner not responding with a confirmed price of our "refund" despite numerous attempts at asking. All trust had been lost. Avoid.

Thank DMSCAD
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic tour.
Peter spent the whole morning witb us, picked us up and educated us on the History of SA within JoBerg.
It was such an eye opener for me to what SA had been through in the last 50 years.
The tour was varied and insightful.
A great way to start our honeymoon!
We saw Mandela house, where he passed away, went to Soweto; markets and township, met locals and their kids, and ended at the Hector P museum which was very sad.
I would 100% recommend this tour. We did a private one.

Thank Caroline G
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