Tour guide in South Africa

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My wife, Nenko, and I have taken 14 tours and traveled extensively independently, and we have never met a finer guide than Ron McGregor, our guide on the 14-day trip “South Africa — Highlights and Safari” with smarTours (New York, NY; 800/337-7773).

Our trip, Aug. 23-Sept. 8, 2011, cost $2,999 per person (land and internal air) plus $899 each for a three-day extension to Victoria Falls. The itinerary included Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand, Soweto and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Ron is a national treasure in South Africa and the author of “The South African Story” (2011 New Voices Publishing; $23). He works for several tour companies and is a historian with a wealth of knowledge about South African tribal culture, colonial settlement, current events and flora and fauna.

Mr. CLARE MOELK
Charlottetown, PE

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My wife, Nenko, and I have taken 14 tours and traveled extensively independently, and we have never met a finer guide than Ron McGregor, our guide on the 14-day trip “South Africa — Highlights and Safari” with smarTours (New York, NY; 800/337-7773).

Our trip, Aug. 23-Sept. 8, 2011, cost $2,999 per person (land and internal air) plus $899 each for a three-day extension to Victoria Falls. The itinerary included Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand, Soweto and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Ron is a national treasure in South Africa and the author of “The South African Story” (2011 New Voices Publishing; $23). He works for several tour companies and is a historian with a wealth of knowledge about South African tribal culture, colonial settlement, current events and flora and fauna.

Mr. CLARE MOELK
Charlottetown, PE