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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
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What our clients say

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 Tours...read more
Kate Bancroft
Kate Bancroft
16:57 28 Sep 18
Thank you Cape Tours ?Our 4th trip with you guys and you never fail to deliver. Namibia was fantastic, it exceeded all our expectations. The accommodation you picked for us was great (Little Ongava.... my goodness, what a treat), the scenery spectacular, and the locals incredibly friendly. It’s the best wildlife viewing I’ve ever had and the guides were all brilliant and we will never forget the Dunes, magical and so very different to anywhere we’ve travelled before. We will definitely go back, loved every minute.Thank you and let’s get booking for 2019/20 ?Kate and Paulread more
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
11:03 29 Jul 18
I started travelling with Mike and Cape Tours to Africa in 2015 and since then my family and I have visited on four occasions and I am just planning a fifth for 2018. On reflection and in hindsight, we left visiting Africa 15 years too late! I originally spoke to Mike by chance making an inquiry to visit South Africa because I couldn't make the logistics work for a return trip to Canada that I was already in the process of planning. My family and I were always historically nervous about visiting Africa due to a perception that personal safety was still an issue; we couldn't have been any further from the truth! Our first trip included a safari at Shamwari Game Reserve followed by a tour of the Garden Route down to Cape Town stopping off at Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn and Hermanus. This is a truly beautiful area of South Africa delivering a memorable experience with some fantastic boutique hotels such as Tsala Treetop Lodge. In fact, we found our #1 boutique hotel in Hermanus, Birkenhead House, which is the only hotel we've travelled several hundred miles out of our way to re-visit on our return to Africa when we visited a second time to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga (Hazeyview), Kruger National Park (Lion Plains at Sabi Sands and Motswari at Timbavati Game Reserve) ending back in Hermanus. We should have flow straight from Johannesburg to London but instead went down to Cape Town for three nights because this hotel simply is the best! Our last safari with Cape Tours was a six-night visit to Moremi Games Reserve and Savute Game Reserve (shown on the Nat Geo documentary "Savage Kingdom") in Botswania. Mike gave us the courage and confidence to travel Africa and we've never looked back. We have also been to Rwanda to see the Gorillas and Tanzania and Zanzibar but with another operator; the only reason being that I had a credit balance with them that I needed to use from a previously cancelled holiday. But again, it was Mike's motivation that made this happen - each time we travel to Africa we are getting bolder. Mike is currently working on a nine-day safari to Tanzania where we are considering a re-visit to Tarangire Game Reserve plus Namiri Plains and Selous. From the outset, Mike and Cape Tours have worked closely with me to match budget against requirements. I can be a right pain in getting Mike to consider lots of tailor-made options to amend base itineraries Cape Tours plans and Mike is always helpful, informative and flexible. I have found Cape Tours to be extremely competitive against the larger tour operators and in so far as they can continue to achieve price-competitiveness Cape Tours will always be my first port of call. Their level of service is second to none and, more importantly, the intimacy delivered through a smaller more personable operator builds confidence, trust and loyalty. The quality of all trips we have travelled is second to none, as can be evidenced through the photos attached to this review. In the short term, I have no inclination or motivation to stop visiting Africa and will continue to use Mike and Cape Tours as my preferred tour partner. I am so confident in their ability that at every opportunity I reference Cape Tours, and Mike specifically, as the `go-to' operator for both newbies and experienced travellers of Africa. Accommodation, arrangements, reserves and all associated arrangements are always clearly thought through and planned with excellent literature and guides to ensure you always stay on the right track. This level of hand-holding is well received when you first start to travel a continent that can be otherwise daunting to navigate. We look forward to my next trip with Cape Tours in summer 2018 if not before.read more
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Holiday Accommodation

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

Bloomestate

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