Transfers & Tours in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Gauteng & surrounds, South Africa
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  • Contact Rob Parkinson
    Telephone +27(0)22 715-3040
    Fax +27(0)86 689-9380
    Mobile +27(0)82 567-5649
  • Address
    Vredenburg, 7380, Western Cape
    South Africa

About The Tourist's Friend

The Tourist's Friend, Rob Parkinson, Registered Tourist Guide offers a specialised, personal service. Transfers and day tours including tailor-made tours.

We offer a specialised, personal service including Airport Transfers, Johannesburg Historical and scenic overview, Pretoria City Tours, Hartbeespoort Dam, Kruger National Park, Sun City and The Palace, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Lion and Rhino Park and Customised, tailor-made tours on request.


We offer transfers from OR Tambo International Airport
VW Microbus seats 7 pax.
Refreshments are carried on all long distance routes.
Same rates apply 24 hrs a day.
Professional driver or registered tourist guide


Tours and safaris can be designed to your individual requirements. (Including Battlefields, History, Military, Aviation, Birdwatching and Game).

All our tours are conducted by registered guides.
Tours and transfers are quoted for a minimum of 3 passengers.
Single prices quoted on request.
Refreshments and binoculars for passenger's use carried on board the tour vehicle.

providedonly on some tours

Facilities on Tour

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Children allowed (all ages)
  • Entrance fees included
  • Tour guides - accredited
  • Tour guides - multilingual

Tour Types

  • Archaeology
  • Battlefields
  • Big 5
  • Birdwatching
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Historical
  • Luxury
  • Nature
  • Photographic
  • Rail
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Township
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife
  • Wine
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Italian

Day Trips

Full day tour

Borakalalo National Reserve

Departs from Johannesburg

Highlights include Game Viewing in the Borakalalo National Reserve, Birdwatching in the Borakalalo National Reserve and more. North of Hartbeespoort and ...

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  • 750
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Half day tour

De Wildt Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Centre Tour

Departs from Johannesburg

Highlights include Visit to the De Wildt Centre, See Cheetahs & Wild Dogs at close range and more. See these once endangered species (Cheetah & Wild Dog) ...

  • Rates

    on request

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Rob kindly organised a fantastic tour - out to Pilansberg up to Tzaneen and into Mashatu reserve Botswana. All was very smooth and worked well even though Rob couldn't come himself. Brian was an excellent guide and a great bird spotter and travelling companion. The contrast between Pilansberg and Mashatu was wonderful and we could have stayed another week or two! this was our third trip with Rob and his team and we will be using them again. I am not sure how many birds we have yet to spot but there can't be many left!! Thanks Neil and Elaine

August 2010

Neil (Nottingham UK)

Need to Know

Operates inGauteng, North West Province.

Payment methods acceptedDiners, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, or EFT

Listed on since March 2001

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