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H Montegue
USA

“The entire Samsara experience was first-rate! Thanks to our wonderful driver, Mansoer Fataar, and our Guide, Garth Johnson, we enjoyed an excellent experience and came away all the wiser for their local knowledge and factual information available whether on our drive or at locations. Special thanks to the Museum guides - Richard at the Zeitz Museum - FABULOUS - So much knowledge of the building's history and the art inside along with the educational aspect of the program. Our guide, Uvile, at the Norval Foundation was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the museum and its contents. Such professionalism on every count - and their enthusiasm for the artists and their work was contagious!

Garth's knowledge of Cape Town and the Cape area is extensive - and we learned so much while enjoying good humor, comfortable seating, and excellent driving! We would absolutely recommend Samsara to anyone traveling to the Cape Town area! Thank you for making our time in South Africa utterly fantastic!”

J. Rosson
USA

“John was with us for 3 days and Mark was our driver for a day during our 5 days in Cape Town. Mark was so professional, courteous, and friendly. He always had a smile and was so easy-going with the flow of our day. Wonderful experience with Mark!

John was an amazing guide - he was so open in sharing his hometown/country with us. Something I loved is how proud of being South African he is and it really gave us the best representation of what Cape Town and South Africa have to offer, which was wonderful being our first ever visit and first stop in Africa. He has a wealth of knowledge on history, culture, botanicals, etc. I also really appreciated that his support went past just the time we directly spent with him - we asked for recommendations during our off days as well as how the area and he was on top of it! Amazing guide - would absolutely request John should we be back in the area!”

Mr & Mrs Camargos
Brazil

“We would like to express our huge gratitude to Mark and Marilise. They took care of us with so much love, kindness, attention, patience and dedication.
They made our first experience here in South Africa much better that we could have ever imagine.
Mark is a spectacular driver, really gentlemen, so polite and kind at all times!!! Marilise is an amazing guide, she knows a lot about the history of every place that we went to visit, she is kind and speaks a perfect Portuguese.
We are very very very satisfied with both services. We can’t express in word how lovely they treated us!!! Amazing and special people! I hope to come back soon to Cape Town and I hope to meet they again!!! Thank you very much Mark and Mari, you were wordless, simply fantastic!”

Mr & Mrs Bond
USA

“My husband and I had a very good time with our guide Richard for our 2 days in Capetown. He was smart, informative and fun. He took us to really great spots and then up to the wine region.
Our driver Mark was especially good. He is an excellent driver, very patient and always on time.
Both men were very courteous and made our time in Cape Town and then Franschhoek very special.

M. Mansfield
USA

“First rate vehicles and drivers. Very impressed with impeccable cleanliness of the Mercedes SUV, the music, the front passenger seat pull forward to allow increased leg room. The glass roof made the day tour with Leo more enjoyable for viewing the mountains and trees above. Your drivers were all well mannered, professional and attentive. Leo was a marvelous host as he showed us the peninsula. Of the 8 tour and transfer companies that we used during our time in Africa, yours stood out as a cut above. We will be repeat customers!”

Abad, Riera, Miranda
Spain

“Durante tres días nuestro guia ha sido Javier y el chofer Marc. Repetiríamos y recomendamos a ambos por su profesionalidad, discreción y trato.
Buena organización, programa variado.
Ha superado nuestras expectativas con explicaciones concisas y claras.”

Erika L.
Brazil

“Our guide was Marilise and the driver was Mansoor. We had a wonderful time. Both were very polite and attentive. Marilise is very friendly, well prepared with local and global knowledge and very attentive to the family's needs. Mansoor is an excellent driver, attentive, kind. He took us on a tour to Hermanus without a guide and he was excellent, he provided clarifications and managed every detail. Both make sure we had a wonderful experience. We are very grateful.”

Rob B.
USA

“Our guide John was excellent. We enjoyed learning about South Africa’s culture and society. John was prepared for as much or as little as we wanted to learn on any subject. The gardens were spectacular and John’s plant knowledge was extraordinary. All of our drivers were tops. We felt safe and comfortable at all times.
I will highly recommend Samsara to others and definitely book with you on our return trip. ”

Bruce M.
USA

“Our driver and guide Leonard McMillan was absolutely outstanding. He was totally knowledgeable about the history of the area, the local plants and wildlife, the wines, good restaurants, culture, history, geology and more. It was amazing to be with someone who had grown up in the city and could give a personal view of the changes which have occurred in our lifetime. He went out of his way to find experiences which were of specific interest to us and was even able to share his knowledge of African jazz through several playlists while we were driving. Everything was exquisitely professional and enjoyable.”

Itiela G.
CEO - Sunsets in Africa

“Samsara has been an absolute delight to work with on numerous occasions. Their unwavering dedication to delivering a flawless experience for our clients sets them apart. The exceptional level of service they consistently provide, coupled with their deep expertise, makes them a preferred and trusted choice for us in Cape Town.”

Yoshi & Jacob
Canada

“We had an absolutely wonderful time touring the winelands with Ryan. He was an excellent guide and provided us with great insight of the city of Cape Town and the country of South Africa as a whole. He provided us with answers to all our questions and was a great conversationalist. This trip was our first experience with private tours which we absolutely enjoyed and would highly recommend it. Thank you for a memorable experience!!”

Rouhet O.
Founder Africa Roam

“Since the inception of Africa Roam, we have seeked partnerships with like minded companies to help us represent South Africa and especially our beloved Mother City. We could not have asked for a better fit with the incomparable SAMSARA team. It is a joy to know our guests are in such capable and friendly hands. Thank you for all you do!”

Stephen and Linda
UK

“Returning from our fabulous holiday in South Africa earlier in the month we have been reminiscing over the individual parts.

Our stay in Cape Town / Winelands was amazing and we wanted to say a huge thanks to Desmond our guide and our driver for making it truly memorable. What a team! Their professionalism, expertise and knowledge made each day so enjoyable and without a doubt had a huge impact on the overall holiday experience. Fabulous!”

Vernon G.
Giltedge

“It is always an absolute pleasure dealing with Samsara Africa Travel. They make my job as a Tour Consultant so much easier, as no request is too big or too small, and their recommendations are always spot on. More importantly my clients are always raving about the excellent service provided by the staff on the ground, the knowledge of the guides and the quality of their vehicles. No matter what time of day they are always on hand to assist in making sure my clients are well taken care of, and I would highly recommend Samsara to anyone looking to book VIP transfers and touring, with a professional and reliable operator.”

Cath B.
Pure Escapes

“Working with your team over the past few weeks has been the easiest, most stress-free experience and I can’t thank you enough for everything that you did to ensure that my clients had the most incredible time. You were both so incredibly patient with all the constant changing and just made it all look so easy – and I think they wanted to take Leo & Nazeem home with them!”

Robert B.
USA

“My wife and I were very fortunate to be clients of Samsara-Africa during an all too short 5-day vacation in Cape Town, South Africa. Samsara-Africa has a wonderful fleet of vehicles, their staff was extremely professional, and we received the best possible service from everyone at all times. ”

Alex R.
Switzerland

“We had a wonderful tour today with your guide Ryan. He not only drove us safely to Hermanus and back to Cape Town, he shared his deep knowledge about South Africa in such a way that it was also an interesting experience for our nine-year-old daughter. He shared so much about this beautiful country with us, about its people, its history and the challenges it is facing. In the end it was not important that we did not see any whales due to the choppy sea and the biggest animal we saw was a seal having a siesta on the rocks in Hermanus harbour. Thank you very much Ryan!”

Lane K.
USA

“Dear Samsara- we are midway through our trip, and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we are having. Our travels to date have been exceptional largely due to our guide, Mr. Leonard (Leo) McMillan. While any travel company can book clients into nice hotels and arranging interesting sightseeing, having knowledgeable, kind, interesting guides who are willing to share their insights and recommendations brings the travel experience over the top. Leo did that for us in both Cape Town and in Franschhoek. We are so thankful for having him lead us through our visit in South Africa. He made me an absolute fan of your agency and want to return in the future.”

Dale E.
Livingstone Safaris

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful Nazeem!

We are all so grateful to Samsara and most specifically to Nazeem for transporting us to and from Tintswalo Atlantic. His quiet and professional demeanour was so appreciated and noted on our journey there. And then his patience and understanding on our return trip was remarkable, considering the various curve balls he was thrown along the way!

A big thank you from us all!”

Ian and Jo
UK

“We would personally like to thank Leo for a fabulous tour of Cape Town. He was able to completely change the itinerary booked and created a wonderful end to our stay in Cape Town. It exceeded all our expectations.

Brilliant.
Thank you very much.”

Claudius K
Germany

“We had an unbelievable trip with Wayne and Mark. Highest security and comfort standards. It was a pleasure travelling with those guys. Professional, polite and interesting!”

Alan S.
USA

“Our guide Ryan was absolutely outstanding. He totally enhanced our trip, and we greatly enjoyed his company. We will recommend you to all our friends looking to come to South Africa. All our other drivers were excellent as well.”

Kim and Chris Z.
Canada

“Our group of six have nothing but rave reviews for our three days spent with Ryan our guide and Wayne our driver in Cape Town. Both are very professional and knowledgeable. Always on schedule and knew exactly the timing of the various events and how to best avoid the lines. If you’re looking for a 1st first class experience use Samsara.”

Ross R.
USA

“We spent a week touring through the Cape Town area and worked with a few Samsara people, all of which were excellent. We spent the most time with Leo McMillan, who made our trip particularly memorable and special. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and we loved spending time with him. A huge thanks to Leo and we hope to come back and visit with him again!”

Anthony B.
USA

“I would recommend our guide, Leonard, and your company to anyone traveling to the region in a heartbeat. Leonard was informative, educational, easy-going, knowledgeable, helpful on both of our tours with him (Cape Town and Franschhoek / Stellenbosch). We wish him the best!”

Karishma S.
USA

“For our transfer from Leeu House in Franschhoek to Cape Town International Airport, the driver was an absolute pleasure. He waited so patiently for us to finish breakfast and provided a sense of ease that we would get there on time. Upon arriving at the airport, he took our bags and proceeded to lead us to the check-in area and to the security line. He wanted to make sure we were able to get in with no issue. He had the warmth of a parent and we felt so taken care of. He also left us with the sweetest blessings for our new marriage and made this journey even sweeter. He's a true gem!”

Hardy E.
South Africa

“On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank you for the excellent service.
Nazeem is a wonderful driver and he was so professional.

Our entire family was in awe of the beautiful car and Nazeem.
Thank you so much!!!”

Vadim and Yulia
Russia

“Good afternoon, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Mark our driver for his attentive attitude, perfectly clean car and delicacy.

We were so impressed by our Samsara drivers to and from CPT. Wayne (coming in) and Nazeem (going out) they were so professional, personable, and attentive. We were escorted to Wayne, and Nazeem made sure our box of wine made it to the right part of the airport for checking. Thank you to both!”

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