“Glorious beaches, spectacular winelands, cosmopolitan cities, the best land-based whale watching in the world, sanctuaries teaming with game. Holidays to South Africa offers you an endless range of excellent options.”

South Africa is vast (about 5 times greater than the United Kingdom), and one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. Nowhere else will you find such diversity, offering a great variety of memorable holiday options and endless things to see and do.

What gives you great holiday vibes? Is it glorious sandy beaches, spectacular winelands, cosmopolitan cities, the best land-based whale spotting in the world or sanctuaries teaming with game? If just one of these incredible places peaks your interest then contact us at Cape Tours.

Your holiday should be exactly that what YOU have envisioned and we are here to make it happen. Holidays to South Africa offers you an extensive range of excellent options.

Tailor-made tours for over 29 years

Tristana Osborne
Tristana Osborne
2024-02-29
We throughly recommend booking with Mike at Cape Tours. It was our first time to SA and he was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations and knowledge of places to stay in Cape Town, along the Garden Route and safaris. He also provided suggestions of the ‘’must sees’, where to eat, comprehensive driving routes between destinations and useful travel tips. We had the most fabulous holiday and hope to return again
Gary Rogerson
Gary Rogerson
2023-10-20
This was our 10th visit to South Africa organised by Mike and his team and each time we have had the most amazing holiday with faultless organisation and planning of our trip.Thanks again to Mike,we will be booking again very soon Gary and Sharon Rogerson
Julie Cooke
Julie Cooke
2023-10-13
We have used Cape Tours for many years, more recently for safaris. The Cape Tours service is always friendly and very efficient and we are always confident that the holiday experience will be fantastic. Mike Tompkins ensured the places we originally visited in South Africa, many years ago, were far superior to any other major travel agency at the same cost. Our recent safaris have consistently passed all expectations and been the most amazing experiences we have had. Accommodation has been superb and the game viewing out of this world. Accordingly we trust Cape Tours for all our subsequent holidays.
Jeff Morgans
Jeff Morgans
2023-10-12
I cannot recommend Cape Tours highly enough. We have now had three holidays in in southern Africa and Mike has made all the arrangements for us on each occasion. We had two visits to South Africa in 2016 and 2018 and have just returned from our first visit to Namibia. Each time Mike 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. Its a very personal service and all at a very competitive price. This year Mike arrange a great visit to Namibia for us including most of the major holiday locations (Kalihari desert, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Otjiwa Game Lodge). The organisation was perfect and again we stayed in great hotels in great locations. Its a very special place! During our visit to South Africa in 2018, 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 to southern Africa again - no doubt will the help and advice of Cape Tours...
Jayne Devenish
Jayne Devenish
2023-05-11
Just returned from an incredible trip to Zimbabwe and South Africa. This was the 2nd time we have used Cape Tours and once again their knowledge, recommendations, planning and attention to detail were exceptional.
Duncan Stanhope
Duncan Stanhope
2023-02-14
Mike arranged our trip perfectly, all the accommodations were beautiful and the way it was put together worked wonderfully. To top it all off, he helped arrange the proposal to my girlfriend. We both cannot thank him enough and would recommend his services to anyone who is looking to travel to South Africa
Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones
2023-01-13
Thanks Mike for another fantastic trip. Every property was beautiful and expertly selected. We can't wait for you to organise our next trip to South Africa.
David Mitchell
David Mitchell
2022-09-27
Another fabulous holiday to Kenya booked with Mike and Cape Tours. All plans went smoothly with Mike using Cheli & Peacock as ground handlers in country; the concierge service from landing was first class, with a handle-holding service provided from the moment we touched down until our departure 10 days later when C&P managed to get us through business class entry for departures avoiding a massive queue at security scanning. The booking process was as seamless as ever and having benchmarked Cape Tours against other mainstream providers I continue to find Mike’s competitiveness vs quality a key differentiator. The camps were all fabulous and we had some of the best game viewing we've experienced in 7 years travelling all over Africa with Cape Tours. Having visited Africa on 11 occasions since 2015, across ~30 lodges staying in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Rwanda I would think of booking with no another operator beyond Cape Tours. We visited Zimbabwe/ Zambia in July, are just back from Kenya last week and I'm heading off to Zambia again mid-Oct. For the latter deal, Mike was able occasions to secure a fantastic deal/ discount through his ground handlers making an otherwise cost prohibitive safari possible. Mike and Cape Tours Ltd deliver every time and I'd happily recommend them to any new clients. The personal touch that comes from a smaller independent agent is a key differentiator for me with Mike always only a phone call away!
Darren Berry
Darren Berry
2022-08-16
We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday in South Africa arranged through Mike at Cape Tours. The itinerary, accommodation, recommendations for activities and restaurants were all first class, as was local information and directions between destinations along the garden route. Even when there was a minor issue during the trip, Mike dealt with it very promptly. The original departure date was Dec 2020, then Dec 2021 so this was 3rd time lucky. Mike patience and understanding through out this process has been excellent and we are glad we used Cape Tours to help create lasting memories.
Tony Watkins
Tony Watkins
2022-07-04
Our second holiday to South Africa organised by Mike at CapeTours. Another great one, so many highlights and memories. Thanks Mike.

About South Africa

Among the most popular excursions is a visit to the country’s many superb national parks and game reserves, including the world-renowned KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.

Cape Town with its familiar landmark, Table Mountain, remains a favourite and must visit destination. The picturesque wine estates produce some of the world’s best wines, with stunning scenery to match.

Magnificent mountain scenery, including the famed Drakensberg and the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon, competes with the semi-arid desert of the Karoo and ancient forests of Tsitsikamma and Knysna for visitors’ attention. The forever-landscape to the east of Cape Town, the Garden Route, is an amazing treasure of all kinds of good things and places, including spectacular mountains, indigenous forests, lakes, lagoons and coastal beaches to rank with the best in the world.

Camps Bay, Cape Town

When To Visit South Africa

December, January & February

Summer

With its sun-kissed beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and exciting wildlife encounters, South Africa is the ultimate summer destination. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Cape Town, where you can explore iconic landmarks like Table Mountain and indulge in exquisite cuisine. Embark on a thrilling safari in Kruger National Park, where you’ll witness the Big Five up close. Or simply unwind on the stunning shores of Durban or the Garden Route, soaking up the warm sun and enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze. Don’t miss the opportunity to create unforgettable memories this summer in South Africa.

March, April & May

Autumn

Autumn in South Africa offers travelers a delightful combination of mild weather, breathtaking landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. With comfortable temperatures and less tourist crowds, it’s an ideal time to explore this diverse country. Take in the stunning vistas of the Cape Winelands as the vineyards transform into a tapestry of golden hues. Discover the natural wonders of national parks like Kruger, where you can witness the wildlife in their natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, or Durban. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, scenic drives, or cultural encounters, South Africa in autumn presents a wealth of opportunities for an unforgettable holiday.

June, July & August

Winter

Winter in South Africa promises a unique and enchanting holiday experience. With pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds, it’s the perfect time to explore this captivating country. Witness the awe-inspiring marine wildlife along the coastline, where you can embark on thrilling whale-watching tours. Discover the wonders of the Cape Winelands, as vineyards nestle beneath a crisp winter sky, offering warm hospitality and exquisite wines. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town, where museums, art galleries, and culinary delights await. For nature enthusiasts, the winter months offer incredible opportunities for game drives and safari adventures in renowned national parks. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, exploration, or wildlife encounters, a winter holiday in South Africa is an extraordinary experience waiting to unfold.

September, October & November

Spring

Spring in South Africa is a time of renewal and vibrant beauty, making it an ideal season to explore this captivating destination. As nature comes alive, the landscapes burst with colorful wildflowers, creating a breathtaking spectacle in places like the West Coast and Namaqualand. Embark on thrilling safari adventures in national parks such as Kruger, where you can witness newborn wildlife and an abundance of bird species. Discover the charming towns and lush vineyards of the Cape Winelands, where you can indulge in wine tastings and leisurely strolls amidst picturesque settings. Springtime also offers opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking along the stunning Garden Route or enjoying water sports along the pristine coastlines. With mild temperatures and an atmosphere of rejuvenation, a spring holiday in South Africa promises a delightful and invigorating experience for all.