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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

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.

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

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, Safari & City

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

Canyons & Deserts (Southern Circuit)

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

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

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.

Garden Route Golfing

10-Night holiday: Including Fancourt; Pezula; Simola; and St Francis Links.

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.

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.

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.
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