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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

Magnificent mountain scenery, coastal beaches & luxury safaris

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Itineraries showcasing some of our most popular holiday possibilities

Cape Tours Holiday Ideas

Fish River Canyon Namibia

Canyons & Deserts (Southern Circuit)

Discover Namibia’s four living deserts in the south of the country. The undulating and vegetated dunes of the Kalahari Desert; the rocky plains and majestic Fish River Canyon; the majestic star dunes and surreal vlei’
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Classic Kaleidoscope (Northern Circuit)

This 8-night self-drive holiday provides unequalled landscapes. Encounter the rich and diverse Wildlife of the Etosha National Park; Explore one of the least populated and geologically diverse areas in Africa. This harsh, rocky environment is

Extraordinary Namibia

This is an introduction to some of the major highlights Namibia has to offer. Be captivated by the breath-taking dunes at Sossusvlei; the 18 Million-year-old Sesriem Canyon and the majestic mountain ranges of Damaraland during
Chobe Game Lodge - Game Viewing

Best Value Botswana and Victoria Falls

8-night package including the Okavango Delta; Moremi Game Reserve; Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

Botswana Uncovered

8-night package 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 golfing holiday playing some of the best loved courses in South Africa, 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 Winelands; and the magic of the Garden Route.

What our clients say

09:37 12 Mar 19
My wife and I have just completed our 4th, self drive, tour of South Africa in the last 6 years organised by Mike Tomkins. This says a lot about Cape Tours and Mike in particular.
Ben Warren
Ben Warren
21:42 08 Nov 18
Cape Tours arranged our honeymoon to South Africa and Mauritius. Right from the start they came up with a great itinerary with flexibility on timings and put together a great package for us. The accommodation was all excellent and we had a fantastic time every day for the two weeks we were away. Would highly recommend and we will be coming back for future holidays to Africa!
Jeff Morgans
Jeff Morgans
17:28 14 Oct 18
I cannot recommend Cape Tours highly enough. We have now had two holidays in South Africa and Mike has made all the arrangements for us. Both times he 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. And all at a very competitive price.This year 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 - no doubt will the help and advice of Cape more
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Cederberg Ridge

LOCATION: Cederberg Mountains. Cederberg Ridge is a luxury wilderness lodge offering excellent food and hospitality. Set in a stunning area

The Queen Victoria Hotel

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront. The hotel’s regal ambience is felt throughout the property, from its triple-volume foyer with a dramatic spiral

Majeka House

LOCATION: Stellenbosch. This prime location combines with luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service, a sophisticated bar and restaurant

La Petite Ferme Guest House

LOCATION:Franschhoek. Located on an exclusive wine estate in Franschhoek, La Petite Ferme offers accommodation nestled amongst the vineyards

Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Franschhoek. Nestled in the Food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek Boutique Hotel at the base of the

Ocean Eleven Guest House

LOCATION: Hermanus. Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus


LOCATION: Swellendam. Bloomestate is a 6,5-acre refuge with all the conveniences, balancing a crisp and clean décor and contemporary architecture

Sea Five Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Camps Bay. Aimed at the discerning traveller, Sea Five Boutique Hotel highlights the real likeness between Cape Town’s Atlantic

Augusta de Mist

LOCATION: Swellendam. This little hideaway from the hustle is conveniently located in the historic Drostdy Quarter of Swellendam

Abalone House & Spa

LOCATION: Paternoster. Situated within the village of Paternoster, the Five Star Abalone House boasts 10 magnificent suites

Sea Star Rocks

LOCATION: Camps Bay. Sea Star Rocks offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Camps Bay
Gaikou Lodge

Gaikou Lodge

LOCATION: Swellendam. Gaikou Lodge offers bed & breakfast accommodation on a 16-hectare private property at the foothills of the Langeberg
One Marine Drive - Pool

One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Hermanus Located in Hermanus, One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel is on the seafront, within easy walking distance of the
Abalone Guest Lodge - Deck

Abalone Guest Lodge

LOCATION: Hermanus Situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus, and at the heart of the southern right whale migratory

Paternoster Dunes

LOCATION: Paternoster. Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House is ideal for guests seeking off-the-beaten-track comfort and style
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The Last Word Franschhoek

LOCATION: Franschhoek The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive five-star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek village, the gourmet
Lavender Farm

Lavender Farm Guest House

LOCATION: Franschhoek When it comes to finding an exclusive getaway in Franschhoek, with creature comforts best described as world class,

D’Ouwe Werf

LOCATION: Stellenbosch Established in 1802, D’Ouwe Werf is South Africa's oldest and most historic hotel and has defined hospitality and

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Framed by the ocean and Table Mountain, the elegance of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel
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The Last Word Long Beach

LOCATION: Kommetjie, Cape Town The Last Word Long Beach is right on the beach in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of
The Last Word Constantia - Pool area

The Last Word Constantia

LOCATION: Constantia, Cape Town The Last Word Constantia is located in the heart of the Cape Town’s most famous and

Lawhill Luxury Apartments

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Regardless of your reason for visiting Cape Town, Lawhill Luxury Apartments is the perfect place

Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront. Originally built as the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s, this grand architectural gem has been

Azamare Luxury Guest House

LOCATION: Camps Bay, Cape Town Azamare is situated in picturesque Camps Bay, a vibrant suburb of Cape Town, surrounded by
Meet our experts

Born and raised in Cape Town, Mike has been tailoring luxury holidays to Southern Africa for more than 25 years so there’s not much about South Africa he doesn’t know and love.
Mike TompkinsOwner
Born in Cape Town Brian can not only give you a local’s point of view, but with his wealth of experience in the travel industry, he can show you more than just the touristy side to Southern Africa.
Brian TompkinsSales Director
Now in my fifteenth year of guiding private tours around Cape Town, I specialise in private, tailor-made tours of Cape Town, with special emphasis on the history of South Africa and the wine region.
Lesley CoxWestern Cape Tour Guide
In the tourism industry since 2001, her passion is South African history and culture. She spends most of her free time exploring new and unusual wine farms, thus allowing her to accommodate guests on various levels of interest.
Janice DavidsWestern Cape Tour Guide