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Calabash Tours Nelson Mandela Bay was formerly known as Port Elizabeth, and is situated on the Garden Route. Hosting excellent Blue Flag beaches, attractive architecture and interesting British as well as Xhosa heritage, it is a ‘must see’ inclusion...more
31 Cuyler Street, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 585 6162
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the legend Nelson for this amazing tour giving us insight into the history of the City with such passion ... Steve Biko’s imprisonment .. Political changes since apartheid and great tour to townships with a stopover at a local shebeen .. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

One of our greatest experiences during our 3 weeks journey in South Africa was the Real City Tour in Port Elizabeth on Dec 27. Our Tour guide Nelson was brilliant, and we learnt more about South African society, culture, language and history during the four...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

Nelson, the tour guide is so approachable and knowledgeable. This was a half day tour which I took with my 16yr old granddaughter. We were picked up on time in a spotless mini bus, and taken through the city where Nelson described the history in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Nelson showed us the real city of Port Elizabeth - it's soul. Being a local, born and bred, he shared his knowledge (past, present and future) of this beautiful city with passion. Our fondest memory of this day was going into one of the ten...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Can't think of a better way to spend time in Port Elizabeth than getting 3 hours with Nelson sharing his insights on growing up through apartheid and post-apartheid SA. He was as fascinated to hear about our years as anti-apartheid activists in Glasgow in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Look no further! Book a day tour with Nelson into Addo Park. We learned so much and we saw elephants, zebras, water buffalo, wart hogs, dung beetles, a jackal, ostrich, meer cats, mongoose, and lots of deer like animals that I cannot remember the names...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We had a great day with Nelson, visiting and learning a lot about the past and present of Port Elizabeth and the townships. Everything was well explained and well organised : perfect to start with the city center to give context and end at the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This was advertised as a shebeen tour to get to know the people of the townships. Well the one sided info by Nelson, the not mingling with the locals at the shebeen was disappointing. They couldn't care less whether we were there or not. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a tour with Nelson. He was great. Went to the Charles Duna Primary School. Had a tour of the school. Part of the proceeds from the tour price goes directly to the school. The principal is a beautiful lady with a big heart. God...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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CalabashTours2016, Administrator at Calabash Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed the tour! Hope you will visit our lovely Friendly City again soon!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Taken care of by the most friendly staff who were always filled with great facts to share with us :)

Date of experience: July 2016
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