We are a married, retired couple from the middle United States. We spent a few days in Cape Town before a cruise up the east coast of South Africa. We chose this one day tour that promised visits to Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, a penguin colony, and other locations of interest.
We can truly say that our Cape Town tour with Marshall (aka Barnabas) was one of the very best tour experiences we have had in decades of travel. He was the perfect guide. He picked us up on time at our hotel, transported us safely in a comfortable car, and smoothly gained us entrance to each spot we visited. He also planned and executed the itinerary in the most efficient manner, so we were able to visit a dizzying number of significant locations (Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, Seal Island, Penguin colony) in one day without feeling rushed, and also avoiding or minimizing competing with crowds. He knew exactly how long one would want to spend at each location, but also allowed us the freedom to choose more or less time.
Perhaps most important, however, he has a charming personality, and we felt at ease with him instantly. He gave us great information, and answered all our questions in depth. We ended up having delightful and interesting discussions of everything from tribal customs to current urban issues to our respective tastes in music. We also enjoyed lots of laughs. Although we both are several years older than Marshall, we felt we had spent the day having a local friend show us around. You cannot go wrong having Marshall give you this tour.