Basic Tours was officially founded in 1998 by Chris McDuling who was first registered under SATOUR in 1999 with the guide Registration T8292 and in 2001 under the revised tourism Laws of South Africa, Registered in Kwazulu Natal as KZN 0403, with a later Reregistration in the Western Cape as WC 6719.

Chris McDuling is a born and bred South African. He has been involved in tourism for the past 17 years and is even more passionate today about showcasing the beauty of this country and its people, than he was in the days when he first started guiding. 


Sylvia Johnston is the bean counter for Basic Tours, and generally keeps everyone's feet on the ground when the sweet scented fresh air of the West Coast blows through the Durbanville wine valley and permeates through the offices of Basic Tours.

Jomari Geyser is a born and bred South African who joined Basic Tours from the Hospitality sector to broaden her scope, learn about the business of touring, and generally make her life more interesting. Jomari is learning every day, is making her life more interesting every minute, and is notching up measure-able experience as she goes about her daily office duties while regularly being pulled into the field for hands on experience. Jomari now has her Professional Driving Permit and is planned in 2016 to hone her driving skills and be registered as an advanced off road driver.

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