Dumelang, it's time!

The news we’ve all been waiting for, Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands are now all open and welcoming travellers from the UK.

It feels so good to be writing to you again with some long overdue good news. I am sure you have heard the news that South Africa is finally off the UK’s red list. To say we are over the moon would be an understatement. We are very excited to finally be ready to welcome British holiday makers to this beautiful country; just in time too with the weather here getting colder and darker.

It is difficult to imagine that back in March 2020, we were discussing lockdown measures with clients re-assuring them that come June / July 2020, the lockdown will be a distant nightmare and that we will all be enjoying our holidays as booked!

How wrong we were, and the lesson we can all take from COVID-19 is a simple one, do not delay important milestones as they have a knack of tripping you up!

Hope is in scant supply at times; this precious virtue traced a fine line between triumph and ruin. Ever heard of the saying ‘Hindsight is 2020’? I think we can all agree that to see the back of the last Eighteen months will give us all a sense of relief.

This time has given us pause for thought; space to contemplate our life choices. What is, what is not important in our lives. Now, we have a chance to do things differently. We have a chance to hit ‘reset’.

So, there is no time like the present to pack your bags and experience the magic of escaping the cold and wet UK for the wide-open spaces and hotter climates of Africa.

Escape the winter for some of South African sun and enjoy the many special offers now available. There are so many specials available, so instead of listing these on our website, please contact us and we will include every special applicable to your bespoke holiday itinerary to ensure that you receive the very best value, whilst not compromising on our very high standards.

Simply put, Southern Africa truly is your first, best choice for post – Covid travel.

Thank you so much for your support throughout and hopefully we will hear from you all again in the not-too-distant future when Cape Tours welcomes you back to Southern Africa

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We at Cape Tours are born South Africans. We have been tailoring African holiday experiences for more than two decades. As an authority in African travel we pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and our in-depth personal knowledge on structuring the perfect holiday for your budget.

Mike Tompkins
Founder – Cape Tours Ltd

We can advise you on places to visit & suggest the most suitable tour content & venues

Explore Southern Africa

Itineraries showcasing some of our most popular holiday possibilities

Cape Tours Holiday Ideas

Cape Town coast

Soul Pampering

12-Night self-drive holiday: Including Cape Town; the Cape Winelands; the Garden Route; and a Safari
rovos luxury rail

Luxury Rail, Victoria Falls, Cape Town

10-Night holiday: Includes Rovos Rail; helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls; Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi; Guided Tour of Victoria Falls ...and more.
Overberg Whale Viewing

City Whales Wine Flora Coast

Two-Week self-drive holiday: Includes Cape Town; Hermanus – Whale Watching (July to November); the Winelands; Cederberg and the spectacular West Coast
KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg Mountains

Kingdom of the Zulu

Two-Week holiday: Includes five nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation; four nights half board accommodation; two nights Full Board accommodation and daily game reserve activities
Highlands Meander

Highlands Meander, Safari & City

Two-Week holiday: Includes six nights B&B; three nights half board; three nights Full Board accommodation
Fish River Canyon Namibia

Canyons & Deserts (Southern Circuit)

8-Night self-drive holiday: Including the Kalahari Desert; Fish River Canyon; and the Namib Desert.
classic kaleidoscop namibia featured

Classic Kaleidoscope (Northern Circuit)

8-Night self-drive holiday: Including the Etosha National Park; Skeleton Coastline; and the Namib Desert.

Extraordinary Namibia

13-Night self-drive holiday: Including Sossusvlei; Sesriem Canyon; and Damaraland
Chobe Game Lodge - Game Viewing

Best Value Botswana and Victoria Falls

8-Night holiday: Including the Okavango Delta; Moremi Game Reserve; Chobe National Park; and Victoria Falls.

Botswana Uncovered

8-Night holiday: Including options to visit the Okavango Delta; Moremi Game Reserve; Chobe National Park; Savute Region; the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Victoria Falls.
Simola Golf Course

Garden Route Golfing

10-Night holiday: Including Fancourt; Pezula; Simola; and St Francis Links.
Cape Town view of Table Mountain

Jewels of the Cape - Route 62

10-Night self-drive holiday: Including Cape Town; the Breede River; the Klein Karoo; and the magic of the Garden Route.
V&A Waterfront

Jewels of the Cape - Whales

10-Night self-drive holiday: Including Cape Town; Hermanus – Whale Watching (July to November); and the magic of the Garden Route.
Cape Town sunset

Jewels of the Cape - Winelands

10-Night self-drive holiday: Including Cape Town; the Breede River; the Klein Karoo; and the magic of the Garden Route.

What our clients say

Gary Rogerson
Gary Rogerson
This was our 10th visit to South Africa organised by Mike and his team and each time we have had the most amazing holiday with faultless organisation and planning of our trip.Thanks again to Mike,we will be booking again very soon Gary and Sharon Rogerson
Julie Cooke
Julie Cooke
We have used Cape Tours for many years, more recently for safaris. The Cape Tours service is always friendly and very efficient and we are always confident that the holiday experience will be fantastic. Mike Tompkins ensured the places we originally visited in South Africa, many years ago, were far superior to any other major travel agency at the same cost. Our recent safaris have consistently passed all expectations and been the most amazing experiences we have had. Accommodation has been superb and the game viewing out of this world. Accordingly we trust Cape Tours for all our subsequent holidays.
Jeff Morgans
Jeff Morgans
I cannot recommend Cape Tours highly enough. We have now had three holidays in in southern Africa and Mike has made all the arrangements for us on each occasion. We had two visits to South Africa in 2016 and 2018 and have just returned from our first visit to Namibia. Each time Mike has given us advice to iterate to an itinerary which suits us and then he has made all of the arrangements. All of the hotels have been fantastic - and somehow Mike has managed to get us some of the best rooms within the hotels. I also appreciate the advice we get on what to do and where to visit during our holidays. Its a very personal service and all at a very competitive price.This year Mike arrange a great visit to Namibia for us including most of the major holiday locations (Kalihari desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Otjiwa Game Lodge). The organisation was perfect and again we stayed in great hotels in great locations. Its a very special place!During our visit to South Africa in 2018, we started with a safari in Kichaka Game Reserve before travelling across Route 62 to Paternoster on the West Coast. The spring flowers around the West Cost National Park were something really special! We then travelled on to Franschhoek (just the most fabulous village in the Winelands) before finishing off in Hermanus.We will return to southern Africa again - no doubt will the help and advice of Cape Tours...
Jayne Devenish
Jayne Devenish
Just returned from an incredible trip to Zimbabwe and South Africa. This was the 2nd time we have used Cape Tours and once again their knowledge, recommendations, planning and attention to detail were exceptional.
Duncan Stanhope
Duncan Stanhope
Mike arranged our trip perfectly, all the accommodations were beautiful and the way it was put together worked wonderfully. To top it all off, he helped arrange the proposal to my girlfriend. We both cannot thank him enough and would recommend his services to anyone who is looking to travel to South Africa
Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones
Thanks Mike for another fantastic trip. Every property was beautiful and expertly selected. We can't wait for you to organise our next trip to South Africa.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
Another fabulous holiday to Kenya booked with Mike and Cape Tours. All plans went smoothly with Mike using Cheli & Peacock as ground handlers in country; the concierge service from landing was first class, with a handle-holding service provided from the moment we touched down until our departure 10 days later when C&P managed to get us through business class entry for departures avoiding a massive queue at security scanning. The booking process was as seamless as ever and having benchmarked Cape Tours against other mainstream providers I continue to find Mike’s competitiveness vs quality a key differentiator. The camps were all fabulous and we had some of the best game viewing we've experienced in 7 years travelling all over Africa with Cape Tours. Having visited Africa on 11 occasions since 2015, across ~30 lodges staying in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Rwanda I would think of booking with no another operator beyond Cape Tours. We visited Zimbabwe/ Zambia in July, are just back from Kenya last week and I'm heading off to Zambia again mid-Oct. For the latter deal, Mike was able occasions to secure a fantastic deal/ discount through his ground handlers making an otherwise cost prohibitive safari possible. Mike and Cape Tours Ltd deliver every time and I'd happily recommend them to any new clients. The personal touch that comes from a smaller independent agent is a key differentiator for me with Mike always only a phone call away!
Darren Berry
Darren Berry
We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday in South Africa arranged through Mike at Cape Tours. The itinerary, accommodation, recommendations for activities and restaurants were all first class, as was local information and directions between destinations along the garden route. Even when there was a minor issue during the trip, Mike dealt with it very promptly. The original departure date was Dec 2020, then Dec 2021 so this was 3rd time lucky. Mike patience and understanding through out this process has been excellent and we are glad we used Cape Tours to help create lasting memories.
Tony Watkins
Tony Watkins
Our second holiday to South Africa organised by Mike at CapeTours. Another great one, so many highlights and memories. Thanks Mike.
Julie Cooke
Julie Cooke
Cape Tours gives you a quality, personal service with the benefit of excellent South African local knowledge and experience. We have used them for many years and have had wonderful holidays every time. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody.