Thuli Khumalo - Private Guide in Johannesburg
Languages: German and English
When I decided to study tourism, I was amazed by the fact that there were virtually no Africans participating in this industry. I saw many buses coming into Soweto, but the tourists never got out and walked around and talked to the Soweto residents. They sat in the bus taking pictures. Most of us felt like we were animals in a zoo or game park.
South Africa is one of the most blessed countries in the world - we have the best weather all year round, breathtaking scenic views, a diverse animal world, unusual flora and fauna, and a fascinating collection of tribes with different customs and traditions. This diversity not only fascinates visitors from other countries, but even fascinates us.
Tourism literature did not do justice to us or to our country. Private guide in Cape Town. I wanted to change this and I thought that, as a Sowetan resident, I have the perspective and the connections to create a unique experience of Johannesburg and Soweto."
After completing her tourism studies in South Africa in 1992, Thuli went to Germany to further her studies in tourism, and spent 6 years working in the German tourism industry. In 1998, she returned to South Africa to establish her own tour guide business, and Atamela Tours was born.
ATAMELA TOURS offers different types of tours with the sole aim of showcasing the optimism and the problems - the REAL LIFE - of the people of South Africa. Depending on the group’s interests, ATAMELA is in a position to put together tours that will inform visitors on different topics e.g. the economy, social structures, history, and cultural background, and provide experiences that will stay with them long after they've gone back home. Guide in Cape Town. While putting a lot of emphasis on culture and history, ATAMELA TOURS also gives visitors access to the diverse animal world and the beautiful landscapes that make South Africa a magical country.
Latest Customer's Opinions:
No show no call at airport. Had to make alternate arrangements. Later said her car was late. Asked to send me rates for tour the next day and she never sent them.