I was born in Durban, South Africa and
immigrated to the United States when I was 15. After 20 years of being away from
home I decided to take my closest friends on a special vacation back to South
Africa. It was a group of 30 people and I really wanted to give them the best of
my country. Fortune came my way when I met Mark September. Not only did he make
the complicated process of coordinating 30 people traveling together flawless,
he far exceeded every expectation I had. Mark’s amazing, detailed knowledge –
from botany to history to zoology – combined with his boundless energetic
personality and sense of humor literally changed my life and the lives of my
friends. I cannot praise him enough and strongly recommend using his services.
If you want to turn an average holiday trip into an unforgettable life time
experience, Mark is sure to make it happen.
Robin Cowie, Producer of The Blair Witch Project and President of
I have travelled far and wide to many
countries. I spent eight days with you travelling, exploring and dining. Often
you took me off the beaten path. No escort / guide in the last 27 years has
provided me more enjoyment than you did.
When you tour with Mark September you get much more than you pay for. As a Tour
Guide in South Africa, Mark is unique. Firstly he ‘reads’ his group very quickly
and understands the range of different interests. Mark can contribute valid
information on historical sites, architecture, flora, fauna and the cultural and
political diversity that makes South Africa so interesting. Mark’s own family
background is fascinating and helps illustrate the challenges of achieving
freedom in a multi-ethnic community. Mark became so much part of our traveling
family that most of our group still corresponds with him. This speaks volumes in
Les Cowie Director of New Business Development Cay Clubs International
I travel out side the USA twice a year. I have been to 6 continents. Last fall I
went on a Trans Atlantic Cruise which stopped 8 countries. I have had many
experiences with tour guides throughout the world but I have never met anyone
like you. You are warm, kind, caring and compassionate with a tremendous
knowledge of the history, culture, politics and economy of your country. You are
not a typical guide!
Shizuko (Sue) Fulk
Our recent trip to four countries in
southern Africa was capped by a 5 day visit to Cape Town. The culture, history,
and beauty of that city and its environs was brought to life for our group
through the exceptional leadership talents, broad knowledge, and engaging
temperament of our guide, Mark. Through his efforts and willingness to adjust
our schedule, on occasion, to accommodate additional side-trips, we were able to
see and learn more about the area than was advertised in our itinerary. His
candid approach to discussing sensitive current issues was welcome and provoked
many interesting conversations not the normal fare of other such trips we have
been on. He tells good jokes, too. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to comment on our interesting and
delightful experience we had with our tour guide Mark September. Our memories
are with him and the wonders of South Africa. From the time he met us in George
until we ended our trip with him a week later in Cape Town, we experienced his
broad knowledge of history, culture and people. We became good relaxed friends
and found him to be amusing, thoughtful and helpful in all ways.
We found his personal background most interesting, and we particularly
appreciated his command of English. We think of him often, and on return trips
to Cape Town we look forward to seeing him again. We have had many tour guides
over the years, and we recommend Mark, one of the best.
Grete Thorvildsen(Tour Gide) & George E. Wallis, Gulleråsveien 30 B, Oslo Norway
Touring Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula, and the wine country with Mark was both
informative and fun. Mark's knowledge of the area and his great sense of humour
made the tour really stand out as one of the best times touring I've had.
In all of our travels Mark September was our best Tour Guide. He is very
knowledgeable and communicates information in a very interesting manner. He made
every person in our travel group feel included and important. He is well
organized and keeps your interest at a high level. We highly recommend his
Don and Dorla Morse