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Southern Circle Tours & Safaris

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Umhlanga, South Africa
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About Southern Circle Tours & Safaris
We offer a comprehensive network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures around the country in small luxury 8 seater microbuses, day tours from all the major cities and tailor-made itineraries for those who want complete privacy and exclusivity while travelling through Africa. You can easily book and pay for your scheduled tour/s online or contact us to design your private itinerary.
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laura19792017 wrote a review Jan 2020
Weymouth, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
I booked the tour from the UK with Debbie via email who was an absolute delight to deal with. Debbie patiently dealt with all my emails and questions perfectly prior to our visit. We booked a 3 night tour from Cape Town to port Elizabeth for me, my husband and ten year old boy. We were lucky to have the lovely Hans as our guide who has such a wealth of knowledge and really made our trip perfect. The accommodation along the way was superb as were the many activities and sites visited including Cango Caves, Ostrich farm, National Park with the suspension bridge, Birds of Eden & monkey sanctuary. Do not hesitate to book with Southern Circle Tours. Thank you Southern Circle for such a great trip.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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holidayman08 wrote a review Dec 2019
Burnaby, Canada27 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying a fully private escorted tour of the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth through Southern Circle Tours. Everything was exactly as promised. Extremely easy to arrange via internet though half way around the world. Our guide, Barry, was on time and full of interest stories. He represents a real side of South Africa that some tourists may never witness. We have tons of stories from our time together. Highlights were overnight and dinner at La Plume Guest House and the Cango Caves. Barry even took as a tad 'off course' to enjoy the Tenikwa Cat Adventure. Would highly recommend Southern Circle Tours.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Nic D, Director of Sales at Southern Circle Tours & Safaris
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Hi folks, I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the kind words and time you took to let us know. It is good to know we have once again succeeded in our quest to be the best we can be, supplying our guests with the time of their life whilst on holiday with us! We hope to be of service to you again perhaps in the future. Regards Nic
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TheVarz wrote a review Nov 2019
Palm Beach, Australia108 contributions81 helpful votes
Theres really nothing new I can add to the glowing reviews for this company, but I really want to publicly acknowledge and thank Southern Circle for providing us with such a wonderful trip. In the planning, Debbie was great; personable, professional and very responsive to all emails, questions and requests. Barry was our guide for both tours and was just great - warm, lively and personable, great general knowledge, as well as political, historical and geographical knowledge of South Africa. The itineraries for both tours were great; lots of sights and enough time to enjoy them. Although the trip had capacity for 8, it was only the 2 of us which was so good. Barry tailored the tour to our needs and just took care of absolutely everything for us, genuine customer focus. Barry has a great balance between being friendly and being professional. Excellent, driving over some challenging roads at times, we always felt extremely safe. We had such a great time; our lasting impression of all to do with this company is that nothing is too much trouble, and the customer experience is paramount! Thank you !!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Nic D, Managing Director at Southern Circle Tours & Safaris
Responded 06 Nov 2019
I am really glad you enjoyed your tour so much folks! It gives us a huge amount of pleasure to know that you were so happy with us and our services! We hope to see you here again sometime and give us the opportunity to show off the rest of our beautiful country to you. Regards Nic de Klerk
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Riyaz E wrote a review Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada45 contributions18 helpful votes
Every job is a portrait of the person and yours is a MASTERPIECE Mr. Lal! Your services are recognized and are always the BEST! Upon requesting for a customized and tailored tour trip with several stop overs from Cape Town, Garden Scenic Route to Port Elizabeth, Zimbabwe to Dar es Salaam. We were given prompt and positive replies via several emails and by his options, recommendations with economy rates for flights, hotels and tours. Mr. Lal went above and beyond engineered everything from initial trip planning process to the actual trip itself which was seamless hence made an unforgettable experience for us. One of the sub agents were Southern Circle Tours who were wonderful with their services throughout, flawless and very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you very much! The reassurance given to us by Mr. Lal was certainly priceless as he was calm, cool and collective when he was organizing our trip for which we have no extra words to express. We would highly recommend Mr. Lal for any customized trip anytime because he can plan it, execute it and prove it right! EXECELLENT EFFORTS! Thank you very much Mr. Lal, Riyaz Essa, Toronto, Canada
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Nic D, Director of Sales at Southern Circle Tours & Safaris
Responded 04 Aug 2019
Thank you for the kind words folks! We are happy you enjoyed our services, just confirming that we once again succeeded in providing the services our guests and suppliers expect from us! Regards Nic
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EdMac77 wrote a review Apr 2019
Kununurra, Australia53 contributions17 helpful votes
We used this tour company for our tour to Sani Pass. Our driver arrived on time and drove us to Underberg where he handed us over to our driver who took us up to the pass. It was a great tour and we fully trusted the driver who handled the road up to the pass perfectly. The only negative comment is the drive on the way home from Underberg was too fast for our liking, the driver needed to stay within the speed limits. Over a great tour though.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Nic D, Owner at Southern Circle Tours & Safaris
Responded 04 Apr 2019
Hi folks, Thank you for your kind words and the constructive comments! I am sorry about the guide who made you feel not that safe on the way back. I checked the history of our speed monitors the vehicles are fitted with and noticed where he went over the speed limit and for that I apologize. David is normally well-behaved, that's why we do not check his trips on a regular basis, but he will face the music! I hope we can be of assistance again to you and get David to show you how well he can drive! Kind regards Nic de Klerk
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