Book with Confidence

As international travel resumes, planning your next trip should be a source of excitement, but making sense of the current regulations can feel like a headache. We are here to take all the uncertainty out of planning and give you the confidence to book, secure in the knowledge we have you covered, and that all bookings with us are financially protected under our ATOL Licence 6138.

Protecting the health and safety of our customers, is our priority. Our travel partners in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands (including transport, accommodation, and excursion partners) follow strict hygiene and health measures to keep you safe.

At Cape Tours, we always put our clients at the heart of everything we do. So, as many of you look forward to booking your next holiday, we are proud to offer a number of options that guarantee you flexibility, protection and total peace of mind.


Holidays are all about relaxing, so you can sit back safe in the knowledge that if you need to change any aspect of your holiday (due to restriction imposed by the UK Government and / or the destination government), we are flexible.

You can change your travel plans or postpone up to 40 days before your travel date. This applies to green, amber, and red listed countries on the UK government’s traffic light scheme.

No amendment fees: we will not charge you should you choose to change to a new destination offered by Cape Tours, or move your travel dates, and you can rebook to travel any time before 31 December 2022

Right to refund: if you choose to cancel due to any COVID-19 related reasons* outlined below you will receive a full refund

At Cape Tours we work with the world’s leading suppliers to secure you the best holiday experience. In certain circumstances, our partners may implement stricter payment or flexibility conditions that may prohibit or limit Cape Tours from making future amendments. On these occasions, we will advise you at time of booking, or as soon as they are advised to us. Your travel consultant will be happy to discuss this and work with you to ensure we provide as much flexibility as possible for all your travel arrangements.

Terms and Conditions:

For new bookings made from 1st July 2021 for travel before 31 December 2022, should the UK government and / or destination government impose travel restrictions prohibiting travel from the UK (the UK government makes overseas travel illegal) and / or into your destination country, after you have paid your final balance, guests may change the booking up to 40 days prior to departure.

We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect the new dates, particularly if those coincide with festivals or a higher season of travel. Equally, if the cost of your postponed trip is less, we will reduce the cost accordingly. Where airlines or suppliers implement stricter payment or booking conditions that prohibit Cape Tours from making future amendments without penalty, our travel consultants will advise this at the time of our quote and clients will be advised in writing at time of booking. All monies applied to a new booking are non-transferable. All other standard terms and conditions apply to the booking. Special terms are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time.

*COVID-19 related reasons are termed as any of the following restrictions being in place 40 days or less before departure.

  • The UK FCDO advises against travel to your destination. The UK government makes overseas travel illegal
  • The destination the client is travelling to has entry restrictions in place that prohibit them from travelling, such as closed borders or extended quarantine requirements
  • International flights are cancelled without alternative routing available for clients to use to reach the destination(s) in the itinerary

A full refund (after you have paid your full balance)

For your total peace of mind, should postponing or opting for an alternative destination does not work for you, you can cancel your holiday within 40 days prior to your departure date and we will provide a full refund, subject to suppliers agreeing to a refund, providing the above circumstance apply.

Speak to a member of our team for further advice or to start planning your next holiday.

Speak to a Travel Specialist today for further advice or to start planning your next holiday

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Explore South 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

Derek Newton
Derek Newton
17:02 22 Nov 19
Once again we had a brilliant trip to South Africa, the 3rd thanks to the organisation of Mike of Cape Tours. Previously we have had 2 enjoyable and different trips along the Garden route, but this time opted for the KwaZulu-Natal region. BA now have flights direct to Durban so it made the journey easier.Doing a self-drive trip we first went up the Indian Ocean coast staying in St Lucia Estuary and the Mkuze Elephant coast (Ghost Mountain Hotel). From there we travelled inland towards the Drakensberg mountains but not before calling in en-route for the obligatory safari. This was at the Nabiti Conservancy (Lions Valley Lodge) near Ladysmith. It was the best safari yet, wonderful lodge, staff and rangers, and of course plenty of wild animal sightings both large and small.After that we travelled to Clarens a town north of Lesotho. Lovely countryside, unfortunately we visited a bar in town to watch the Rugby World Cup final, needless to say were surrounded by South Africans!!! A bit of friendly banter came our way??Heading south within the mountain range we headed for the Mooi River region where we enjoyed a gastronomic's delight stay at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, not good for the figure. Finally we visited Moorcroft Manor in Himeville, our base for an exhilarating 4x4 trip up the Sani Pass to Lesotho. Sadly it was then back to Durban.Many thanks Mike for another enjoyably, happy holiday. Again you constructed and organised a wonderful 3 week trip that met our budget, expectations and accommodation. Looking forward to our next South African more
Stuart Ferguson
Stuart Ferguson
16:14 12 Nov 19
We wanted to go to Madikwe to find wild dogs and asked Mike to recommend an alternative destination as well. We had been to South Africa on three previous occasions and fancied something different. Mike said he had been to Namibia earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. He devised an itinerary around the southern loop taking in the Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, the Namib Dessert, Luderitz, Sossusvlei and Windhoek. We did not appreciate the vastness of the country and driving distances beforehand and were blown away by the beauty and isolation. Everywhere we visited, the people, the food and accomodation were excellent. We will definitely be back to visit the northern circuit. Thank you Cape Tours for a fantastic more
Mike Bealing
Mike Bealing
10:05 07 Aug 19
Our first trip to South Africa with Cape Tours was the first time we've ever returned home from a holiday and immediately booked to go back. Now 6 weeks away from our second trip, we are beside ourselves with excitement. Mike and Brian are simply quite excellent at what they do. I would recommend them to anyone.