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.
Anil Khanna

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 itself.
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.
John Shick

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.
Judy Vandenburgh

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 services.
Don and Dorla Morse