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

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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 trip.read 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 holiday.read 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.