East London Tours
East London City Tour
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Ages 12-90, max of 13 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - East London Museum
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will fetch you at the harbour, should you come by cruise ship.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • East London Airport, East London South Africa
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Harbour - Buffalo Harbour, Harbour, East London, 5201, South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 189822P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 189822P2

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        • Traveloma Tours & Safaris
          22
          South Africa
          Joined in September 2019
        • DebsB14
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Mandela and Waterfalls Tour
          We have been fortunate enough to know Thobela for a number of years so, when we wanted to explore parts of the Transkei en route to Durban, we knew exactly who we wanted to take us. He has extensive knowledge of the Xhosa culture and relishes the opportunity to share it with others and we certainly benefited from it on our most recent trip. There were some places associated with Nelson Mandela and his cultural background that we wanted to visit, but we left it to Tobz to suggest other places we could explore on the route that he would take us. We really liked what he came up with on paper – but the actual experience of seeing some wonderful scenery and getting a flavour of the beautiful Transkei was so much better. Apart from visiting the museum at Qunu and the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, we also visited the excellent Capture Point exhibition near Howick. We stayed at Mbotyi River Lodge (highly recommended for the comfort of its rooms and the food) for two nights, spending the full day we had there exploring three different waterfalls (Angel Falls, Fraser Falls and Magwa Falls) and visiting the Magwa tea plantation where we were fortunate enough to be shown round the site by the manager and learn about its history and we then went for a walk on the beach. The accommodation he chose for us near Howick, The Halliwell Country Inn, can be likened to an English country house hotel with an excellent restaurant – complete with log fires in the bedrooms - which we obviously didn’t need in November but would be lovely in the depths of winter. Our accommodation in Durban, Belaire Suites, was also extremely comfortable and the breakfast buffet was excellent. He had arranged a walking tour for us with a local guide and we visited the markets, saw some of the Art Deco architecture and also some of the redeveloped port side areas. We also had the experience of going to a rugby match at the Hollywood Bets Kings Park Stadium, although the result was not the one we wanted (it was Dragons from Wales playing Sharks) but we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We decided to call our bespoke tour ‘The Mandela and Waterfalls Tour’ which completely filled our brief. We would highly recommend that anyone wanting a tailor-made guided holiday should approach Traveloma Tours & Safaris – you won’t be disappointed.
          Written 25 January 2024
        • nadel_1978_
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day trips along the Wild Coast!
          I did several, individual day trips from Chintsa with Traveloma & Tobz. It was super informative and fun, entertaining and educating at the same time. And I felt always more than safe and in good hands. Tobz was so friendly, very reliable and well organized. His knowledge of the culture and history of South Africa and especially the Eastern Cape is incredible. You can always feel his passion for what he is doing! And no matter what question you have, he knows the answer :-) Tobz is also very flexible, you can do the standard trips as well as arrange individual tours. He goes the extra mile to realize all your travel ideas. And I really love the approach to make a difference when traveling - in doing it in a sustainable and inclusive way like you can do it with Traveloma. Therefore: Highly recommended!
          Written 22 April 2023
        • cejkareagan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We drove around Addo for several hours observing animals.
          Tobz was a phenomenal guide and I enjoyed every moment of this trip with him. He is very enthusiastic and it’s obvious that he loves his job. He was very informative and provided an educational but also fun and entertaining trip. Amazing experience and would definitely recommend to everyone.
          Written 8 August 2022
        • Mollyhulmes
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible guide
          Tobz was the best guide to have going through Addo. He’s been there so many times he knows exactly what to look for and can point out animals you never would’ve seen otherwise. He also wants you to have a good time and will try to do anything in his power to make you happy. 10/10 experience.
          Written 8 August 2022
        • Jlafiosca
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome
          Super fun experience. I got to see plenty of animals, and the history of the area was very interesting.
          Written 8 August 2022
        • Gracev0428
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Yeah
          Tobz was a great guide. He is super knowledgeable about the animals inside Addo and was able to tell us facts about them. He organized everything and made sure we go there on time. It was lots of fun!
          Written 8 August 2022
        • Happiness22259346802
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          AMAZING GUIDE
          Tobz was an amazing guide! Even if things don’t go as planned, he always has a back-up plan that ends up being just as great! He’s knowledgeable, funny, and prepared. Everything you’d want in a guide! 10/10 recommend
          Written 5 July 2021
        • faithblissmcd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          the best!
          It was fantastic! Tobz was a great guide and driver and knew a whole lotta interesting facts. It was the best experience and I highly highly recommend him:)
          Written 4 July 2021
        • mckenna_0202
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Experience
          Tobz is such an amazing tour guide! Took us all day through Addo and showed us so many amazing animals! He had so much information to share with us! Amazing day! 10/10 recommend using him as your tour guide:)
          Written 29 June 2021
        • MarkTrail59
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tobz!
          We had Tobz as a guide for our group of 33 people. He's a smart, funny, helpful guide. Highly recommended.
          Written 26 February 2020
        • skasome
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exploring South Arfica from Johannesburg to Cape Town
          Starting from Johannesburg we travelled three weeks with Tobz through the wonderful country. Tobz and Annika planned an amazing tour for us and we would definetly do it exactly the same way again. Tobz is a very competent guide, safe driver, and a very friendly guy. He explained us a lot about the nature, history and the way of life in SA. He gave us a lot of background information about the county and its people that we would not have got without having him with us. We can highly recommend Traveloma Tours!
          Written 11 October 2019
        • 804dieterm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Chintsa - Cape Town
          Our trip was well planned by Annika and Tobz. From Chintsa to Kaptstadt, Tobz showed us extraordinary places and people, so we had a very good overview of this wonderful country. Also individual requests during the tour were taken into account, so we can absolutely recommend Tobz and Annika.
          Written 28 September 2019
        • LisMarixx
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Personalized South Africa trip
          My friend and I had a great time in South Africa thanks to Tobz and his great knowledge! He provided us with very interesting background knowledge and shared his experiences with us, plus he is a very friendly, positive and open-minded guide. He made our trip very personal and special, I can totally recommend planning a trip with him.
          Written 28 September 2019
        • Bone32017
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Chintsa - Port Elisabeth - Cape Town
          Tobz is a great chilled guy, who knows a lot about his country and people. I will never forget the interesting and funny garden route along shore.
          Written 24 September 2019
        • 166mr724
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          South Africa for Friends
          Tobz was the best guide I ever had on a tour. A very friendly, helpful and competent tour guide. An absolute recommendation!
          Written 23 September 2019
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        Mike
        26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        Tobz our guude was waitibg for us by the Dock. He was smart and his English was very good. The vehicle was airconditiined and well maintained.
        His enthusiasm for the culture, history and hus home tiwn was great.
        He looked after us very well. Varied tour, museum, city hall and beach but for us was the Township we spent 20 minutes driving around. His knowledge and understanding if recent history and current sutuatiin was enlightening.
        Highly recommend.
        Written 21 January 2023
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        AZshasha
        Orlando, FL5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022
        This was a very good tour we were given a good overall tour of East London. Our tour guid was very knowable.
        Written 5 January 2023
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        Lorena
        Schwetzingen, Germany14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I‘ve learned from, worked and travelled with the nicest human being Tobz. He was the best colleague, teacher and travel buddy I could ask for.

        Award winning guide is even an understatement. Since day one I‘ve felt like Tobz is a friend I know for a long time. He always made sure to show me the importance of inclusive and sustainable tourism. About South Africa’s real culture, its way from apartheid dictatorship until today’s young democracy, about ongoing challenges, social inequalities and of course about the amazing Xhosa culture with their lovely people and insane clicking language.

        For me it was so special, important and touching to see that Tobz deeply cares about NGOs from his hometown such as the African Angels Days for Girls Enterprise, the African Angels Independent School, Temies Soup Kitchen or Ikhwezilomso Creche located in the township of Chintsa East.

        He even startet a Social Responsibility Tour so that tourists can really see and meet different organisations and natives who are fighting against poverty or lack of education. This is just a small snippet of what I’ve learned from Tobz. I have grown so much from him and this experience.

        Inkosi Kakhulu Tobz and South Africa. I’ll definitely see u again!
        Written 2 January 2023
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        Inspiration759762
        1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Friends
        Guide failed to show or communicate pick up point.
        Would like my money back
        Very disappointed
        Did not look like a good place to see
        Written 8 January 2023
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        Good day. We are very surprised about your review because you never came to join the tour. The pick-up point is communicated when receiving the booking. In fact, I collect all my guests directly at the harbour when embarking the ship, and noone has ever missed me before in several years. In fact, the other guests and I waited for you quite some time, hoping you would still join our tour. Additionally, it would have been great if you would have communicated with me. I would have happily explained where to meet, and I would also have refunded the costs had you contacted me. Lastly, I can assure you that East London is a beautiful place.
        Written 16 January 2023
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