Thank you Barbie for everything and for recommending John of Faircape Travel. He is truly an amazing, fun, funny, kind and intelligent man. Absolutely had a fantastic day. Have a happy new year!
Jeremy H. Gottschalk Chicago, USA.

John, Thanks for a great tour of the Cape of South Africa with so much interesting commentary! We would very much appreciate a copy of your short history of South Africa that we discussed while on tour.

Peter and Linda. Chapin,South Carolina, USA.

Hi John, We both trust you had a pleasant trip back to Cape Town on Sunday, as we did to Prince Albert. Again, our thanks for the organisation over the two days. we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

I think the mix of people made the weekend all the more enjoyable, in that everyone seemed to enjoy each others company.

Thanks again. Colin and Gillian 

Hi John

From myself and my wife, a big thank you. The trip was organised to a very high standard. We have enjoyed it tremendously.
Please forward details of other tours in future.

Regards, Gerhard 

Dear John,

We would like to thank you for an experience-filled weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed all your wit and the company of the crowd and found the information shared with us on astronomy over the weekend very enlightened on what goes on in the universe!! It was much enjoyed!! We shall with confidence forward you as a recommendation to anyone.

Much appreciated, Karien and Royce

Hi John,

“ Thank you” for all the effort you experienced folk put into making our weekend such a success!!

Thanks also for making me feel at home as part Geo-Jester and part fall guy (larger part undoubtedly!!)

Looking forward to hearing from you for any future travels.

All the Very Best, Bryn.  

Despite my earlier misgivings about costs, we ended up with an extremely successful tour. Faircape Travel’s John Batchlor is a likeable and generous guy who really believes in the hands-on approach, and together with his team, he went the extra mile to make sure it all came together. The feedback from our guests, many of whom fell into the “mature” category, was resoundingly positive. In fact, several people asked when we were planning to host the next trip – and this even before the SALT visit was over. We have every intention of following up with some good ideas…

Regards, Alan (Editor)

Hi John,

John, you & your team went out of your way to make the whole weekend so enjoyable, comfortable and full of knowledgeable information.

Robert & I would like to thank you for such a splendid weekend and a great tour.

Please would you keep me on your data base for any other tours.

Take care and kind regards, Robert & Moira

Good morning John, just wanted to say thank you once again for a fantastic experience in Matjiesfontein and Sutherland and thank you for making our journey and stay so enjoyable.

Kind regards, Ann 

Dear dear John!

I do not know where to start thanking you for an absolute WONDERFUL trip!

We enjoyed literally every second of it.  And your jokes were good!  We tried to remember some of them!

We loved the accommodation and ate far, far, far too much, but it was so good, we could not refuse! You will most definitely be recommended.  And please keep us posted regarding any upcoming events or spooky trips!!!!!  We will be watching your website as well.

Oy, the trip was so good – we just want to go back again!

Kind regards, Irma

Dear John,

Thank you for making it such a pleasant trip.  Your friendliness and warmth and particularly good humour and informative interludes set the tone for everyone to have a great time.  We would most certainly recommend you to all and sundry.

Thanking you, Alys and Nick 

Dear John,

Thank you for an excellent trip. We enjoyed it tremendously.

Regards, Hennie 

Hi  John, The weekend was absolutely great.

Thanks for a wonderful and unforgettable few days

Regards, Dave

Thanks John.

I had a great time and the weekend was well worth it. Many thanks for a fine effort. Thanks for the warm reception we received.

Regards, Bruce


Words escape us as we depart your beautiful City and adopted country!
You`ve shared so much of your keen knowledge and charming humour but we`ve been touched by the sharing of yourself most of all.
We wish you well and intend to be ambassadors for you in the States.
We will never raise a glass of Pinotage without memories of our time together.

Thank you so very much!

Jim and Dottie Edler
New York

Hi John,
We arrived back safely.
Had a memorable time on the Zambezi Queen (Chobe River) and Sun City.

Everyone is still talking about our time in Cape Town, the highlight of the whole trip, thanks to you and Keith. Our offer to visit us in Sanctuary Cove is always open, so please seriously consider spending time with us.

Keep in touch
Best Wishes
Graham & Annette (Brisbane, Australia )

John ,
You certainly made our holiday one to remember. Your knowledge of South Africa is never ending and we are so grateful to you for sharing your love of the country with us. It was an unexpected highlight being guided by a man with so much humour and charisma, making everyday more exciting than the last. You have given Mum and I some unforgettable experiences that we will carry with us forever.
We hope to return for more excitement, fun and laughter.

The journey of giraffes was an endless learning experience…

Henrietta & Olivia
Bromley Kent, England

Thank you, thank you, thank you, John! You made our Cape Point tour wonderful! We definitely appreciate The tremendous amount of information you provided. It’s hard to remember everything, but hearing the
history of South Africa helps us to have an overall understanding. It was hard to leave on Sunday. We are telling everybody about the fantastic time we had in Africa!
Thanks again!

Phyllis & Lucille ( Phoenix, Arizona )

Dear John,
We want to say thank you for giving us such a wonderfully unforgettable holiday. It has surpassed all our expectations and dreams. That is due in no small part to the enormous effort and thought that you have put in and we really appreciate all that you have done. Again, much, much more than we would have expected. You have planned and executed everything perfectly—-it`s been great fun travelling around with you and we now consider you a life long friend.
Thanks for everything John.
Lots of love
Rich, Fran, Mike and Rae
Essex England

Dear John,
When my wife and I booked you to guide us to the Winelands and Cape Point we had no idea we would be escorted by such a well travelled and knowledgeable Englishman !!!!. Our honeymoon had so much added value by your amusing and interesting tales and to think you have played golf at the Tollygunge in Calcutta which is where we were married !!!!!!!!!!
Our two days with you were so enjoyable and happy that it will be a long time before we forget Cape Town.
We have recommended you to all our friends and we cannot wait to return.
A BIG thank you from both of us.
The Patels
New York

Dear John,
A short letter to thank you, most sincerely, for cleverly organising our trip, at short notice, to Cape Town.
It was so reassuring to see you at the airport and we liked the fact you presented us with a South African sim card for our mobile phone, which was a nice touch.
The accommodation, golf courses and restaurants you chose were outstanding in terms of value and comfort and we cannot thank you enough for introducing us to your estate agent friend through whom we are now buying our little “place in the sun”
We have a lot to thank you for
Alistair  Wood,

Dear Mr Batchlor,
I am writing to thank you for turning our short trip to Cape Town into the highlight of our World Cruise. From the moment you met us at the ship until you waved farewell at the quayside three days later we were made to feel like true Royalty. Your knowledge of the area is unsurpassed and the itinerary you planned for us was perfect. We would never have found those beautiful boutique vineyards and restaurants without you and we left feeling there was little we missed. Hope to meet again one day,
Terry and Avril McCrum