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At its heart lies the Cape Peninsula and the Mother City of Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in an idyllic setting at the foot of Table Mountain.

Holiday to The Western Cape

The popularity of visiting the Western Cape is the diversity of the region, from the breath-taking scenery, historic homesteads and superb wine estates; the quaint fishing villages adorning the rugged West Coast to Walker Bay on the east coast, where you will encounter the best land-based whale watching in the world (in season).

Venture inland to the wide-open spaces, breath-taking mountain passes of the Klein Karoo to the magical coastal route of the Garden Route, stretching along the from Wilderness to the Tsitsikamma Forest. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty comprising indigenous forests, lakes, beaches and meandering rivers.

No visit to South Africa is complete without a wildlife experience! The many Big 5 game reserves in the Eastern Cape offer a natural extension to your holiday of discovery.

You’re in the hands of experienced experts; we specialise in bespoke tours to Southern Africa, and we’ve been around for over 20 years. We are born South Africans and know the areas intimately.

Our sole goal is to ensure your holiday is an unforgettable, seamless experience that meets your budget; leave the planning and coordinating to us.

Don’t take our word for it – we maintain a 5-star Google Review rating. (see below) Our clients repeatedly come back for more!

We guarantee lowest price on like-for-like itineraries.

Includes:
• 10 nights B&B
• 3 nights Fully Inclusive (Game Reserve) & includes 2 game drives per day
• Car hire – 14 days Europcar Group D car hire; fully insured, no excess, unlimited mileage, additional driver fee and contract fee
• Flights – British Airways direct economy class; inclusive of current taxes

☆☆☆ – £1,750.00 p/p
☆☆☆☆ – £1,990.00 p/p
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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

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Welcome to the Cape Peninsula! The beautiful mother city of Cape Town has much to offer its visitors. From Table Mountain to Robben Island, its sights and sounds ensure a memorable holiday. However, no visit would be complete without exploring the Cape Peninsula. The slender finger of land that comprises the Cape Peninsula holds a host of delights to discover and enjoy. Whether you are looking for spectacular scenic vistas, historic sites, the oldest wine estates in the country or the serenity of a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the peninsula has it all and much, much more.

The West Coast

The West Coast is blessed with stark natural beauty. Places such as Kraalbaai and Churchhaven, safely conserved in the West Coast National Park, are well worth visiting. The quaint fishing village of Paternoster famed for its picturesque wooden fishing boats scattered along the shoreline and home to the Cape Columbine Lighthouse and nature reserve is a must for those looking to sit back and destress. Where else in the region would you find such an irresistible combination of pristine beach, whitewashed village charm, and little to disturb the gentle, soothing atmosphere a mere hour away from Cape Town?

The Cape Winelands

The Winelands offers breath-taking scenery, historic homesteads, superb restaurants and of course, copious quantities of fabulous wine routes and a 300-year history. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley!

The Breede River Valley

An area of magnificent views, panoramic landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams, an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, the Breede River Valley is the largest of the Western Cape’s three fruit and wine producing valleys. A heavily cultivated region, graced with orchards, vineyards and wheat lands, surrounded by mountains, the higher peaks of which are heavily capped with snow in winter. The Breeder River Valley town of Montagu is the starting point for Route 62, the longest wine, fruit and mountain route in the world.

The Klein Karoo

The Klein Karoo region has a landscape fashioned almost entirely by water, ranging from lush greenery in the fertile river valleys to short, rugged Karoo plants in the veld. Gorges follow rivers that cut through towering mountains and passes cross-imposing terrain, leaving one stunned by the magnificence. The long narrow valley is rich in geological shapes, culture, history, Bushman art, prolific plant species and is also the home of the spectacular Cango Caves as well as the largest bird in the world – the ostrich

The Garden Route

The Garden Route is universally known for its spectacular natural beauty. The journey crosses magnificent mountain passes, winds gently along the unspoiled coastline, and ventures deep into the breath-taking state forest in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The lush, forested Garden Route takes in some of the country’s finest seaside resorts, like Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, and – perhaps the best known of all – Knysna, with its giant sandstone ‘Heads’ framing the entrance to the lagoon.

The Western Cape offers visitors a wealth of attractions, too many to list here, so we have listed only the absolute must visit sites to ensure a holiday of a lifetime.

• A Peninsula coastal scenic drive offers unsurpassed views over mountains and the sea
• Iconic Table Mountain. A sunset cable way trip is a must for those romantically inclined
• The V&A Waterfront, South Africa’s most visited tourist attraction
• Robben Island, home for so many years to President Mandela
• Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; recognised world-wide for its beauty and the diversity of flora
• Groote Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa
• The Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach
• The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (Cape Point)
• The West Coast National Park; world renowned as the place where ‘Eve’s Footprint’ was discovered; one of the earliest signs of human existence. The park includes Langebaan Lagoon
• Paternoster, a traditional West Coast Fishing Village
• Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, the most westerly working lighthouse in South Africa
• The Cape Winelands towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
• Walker Bay, Hermanus offering the best land-based whale watching in the world
• The Seweweekspoort Gorge; Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort Gorge, just a few of the Route 62 jewels
• The Garden Route attractions encompassing the Map of Africa, Knysna Lagoon, Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland, the Robberg Nature Reserve, Wilderness National Park and the Tsitsikamma National Park

Experiences in the Western Cape;
• Let your hair down with a Harley Davidson cycle tour following the two oceans coastal route travelling via Chapman’s Peak Drive and the False Bay coast, including Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and St James
• Sunset cable car trip up Table Mountain
• Sunset / Champagne catamaran cruise to Camps Bay
• Helicopter flights over the Cape Peninsula
• Whale Boat trips and for the brave, a shark cage dive
• Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek on the Wine Tram, a hop-on-hop-off service
• Outinequa Power Van Excursions – a must for all rail and nature lovers. Departures from George in the Garden Route
• Experience the delights of Route 62, travelling through scenic mountain passes, incredible gorges, vineyards and fruit orchards, amidst quaint villages where time has seemingly stood still for 40 plus years
• Ferry cruise on Knysna Lagoon
• Close encounters with elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park
• Experience the world’s highest commercial Bungy Jump
• Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and enjoy a walk through the indigenous forest to the Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge

• The Western Cape is pretty much a year-round destination. Enjoying a Mediterranean style climate, temperatures seldom drop below double figures.
• The Cape enjoys winter rainfall (June to August) but travel inland and you will experience much drier conditions. Summers are warm and dry.
• The Green Season; May through to end September offers fantastic value for money with May & September two of the best months, away from the summer season in terms of weather
• The Western Cape is a malaria free region, an ideal safari destination for first time visitors as well as families
• Never try to fit too much into your first visit to South Africa, you will be back. You need time to savour each location, so try not to move too often
• The structure of your holiday is without doubt the most important factor. The structure is just like the foundations of any building; a weak foundation will only bring disappointment. A good structure needs a strong local knowledge, Cape Tours has this covered. What do you have to lose, give us a call or simply click on the Enquiry Button!

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Ben Harris
Ben Harris
11:23 08 Jun 19
Cape Tours were recommended to me by my parents. They had enjoyed a wonderful trip to South Africa - but that's another story.I approached Cape Tours when planning a safari holiday to Tanzania. I explained to Mike the kind of holiday I had in mind, and he did the rest...My wife and I had an amazing holiday. We explored the best National Parks in Tanzania, saw amazing wildlife (including all of the 'Big 5'), and stayed in excellent lodge accommodation with great food and friendly staff.Mike arranged the flights, the accommodation, the safari and all the travel in between. All we had to do was get the airport!I would thorough recommend a safari holiday in Africa. And if you are considering one, be sure to enquire with Cape Tours!read more
Steve H
Steve H
18:34 24 Apr 19
Brilliant! We were recommended to use Mike and Brian for our first trip to South Africa and are so glad we did. They guided us about what to see and how to structure the trip, then booked the whole thing. The standard of the accommodation, and the service at each hotel/guest house, was exceptional. They gave us plenty of tips on what to see and how to manage time in each location.Communication was clear and timely and frankly, I can’t fault anything they did. We will most definitely use Cape Tours again and will be delighted to recommend them to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful trip!read more
Tammy Murphy
Tammy Murphy
13:31 24 Apr 19
A wonderful trip - Having Cape Tours book and plan the trip to our specification made it so enjoyable and stress free. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family as they were recommended to us.
Gary Rogerson
Gary Rogerson
18:42 10 Apr 19
Mike and his team have organised holidays to South Africa for my wife and I for the last 8 years and that says it all.Cape tours have the South Africa expertise to guide you to most wonderful places in this amazing country with prices to suit you budget.The accommodation portfolio and knowledge of South Africa guides you with detailed itineraries and maps that are simply mouthwatering .At every point of your holiday the journey has been efficiently organised and on arrival each hotel ,lodge or b n b are expecting you and prepared to make your stay memorable .We have always been able to relax and enjoy our holidays because the organisation has efficiently completed by Cape Tours.This year we completed a 2 centre holiday to S.A.and Namibia and had the most amazing trip and adventures .Namibia was new for us but again trusting Cape Tours we had accommodation,service ,quality beyond our expectations and memories of "Real Africa".Thanks again to the team for a great holidayGary and Sharon Rogersonread more
Allmac06
Allmac06
14:09 02 Apr 19
“Best Trip Ever” All Down To Mike Thomkins @ Cape ToursI should also say that we loved everything about this 1st trip to SA; from the time we arrived at Port Elizabeth and we we’re given a car upgrade to a Mercedes C 180, nice! Right through until we arrived at the car hire return at Cape Town Airport where a porter took our cases from the car, trolled them, chatting all the way, right to the BA departure desks; truly unbelievable. It was said to us that possibly we would find the best rooms with the best beds, which was certainly true; I think all the beds we slept in were foam type mattresses, which we’ve never had anywhere we’ve been, and suited us really well as sometimes my wife suffers from back problems. The standard of cleanliness of the actually places were absolutely 1st class, and some of the fixtures and fittings; well, were just amazing. This was particularly true of Cinnamon in Wilderness; at Rosenhof they even washed the car in the morning!!! Again we also found all the restaurants visited (and of course the wine!) of a higher standard than in the UK with the added advantage of being by far much cheaper. We came to the conclusion that we were eating and drinking for about half of what we have to pay for here, and served by cheerful, enthusiastic people. We in particular was just overcome with the friendliness of the people, something we miss being from Scotland living in the South East of England. Truly there was not one thing in our whole trip we could complain about, nothing! Not even when we had power sharing, it just amazed us how well everyone coped and just got on with it!Thank you Cape Toursread more
PETER BAIRD
PETER BAIRD
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!read more
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
Kevin Robson
Kevin Robson
07:39 08 Jun 18
Once again, Mike and his team at Cape Tours came through with seamless arrangements and bookings relating to our recent three centre holiday in South Africa. I needed to undertake business in Jo'burg initially and follow this up with a holiday to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. We flew from Newcastle to Amsterdam to Jo'burg and were transferred to the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton. A car was delivered to the hotel a few days later as arranged and we drove to Nelspruit to stay at the Loerie's Call Guest house. This is an excellent five star boutique hotel with fantastic service, superb rooms and a great restaurant (Try the Warthog - it is nothing like pork and you will never want to eat steak again after trying it). From there we drove through the Kruger Park and stayed at our selected camp for eight nights prior to returning to Sandton (same hotel) for two nights before our transfers picked us up to take us back to the airport for the return flights. Everything was fantastic throughout. This was about the fourth time we have used Cape Tours to visit South Africa and I can wholeheartedly recommend them either for a package that they have prepared or a bespoke holiday where the Client specifies the requirements. Great service, excellent arrangements, full support if required, quality accommodation, good prices and friendly advice when required. Use them. I won't go anywhere else when booking to go to Southern Africa.read more
Gary Rogerson
Gary Rogerson
16:43 11 Apr 18
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 soonGary and Sharon Rogerson
Nikki Mott
Nikki Mott
16:50 02 Nov 17
Booked with Cape Tours for a trip to South Africa and Mauritius. They couldn't have been more helpful. They were helpful in recommending suitable hotels for our needs and budget and we had a great experience, both on Safari at Kruger National Park and in Cape Town, which I absolutely loved. All the transfers and hotel bookings were managed very smoothly and I would definitely use them again if we're lucky enough to travel back to South Africa.read more
Dianne Baxendine
Dianne Baxendine
17:54 30 Oct 17
I have previously been on South African trips organised by Cape Tours and wanted to go again with my two 17 year old nieces. As always Mike and the team tailored the trip perfectly to our needs. Our 4 day stay at Cape Town was at the Waterfront apartments which was perfect for all we wanted to do and felt very safe for the girls to have a bit of independence too. We stayed for 3 days at Ashbourne Country Escape near the Kruger Park. Mike had advised we could book a game drive while there and indeed we could with a great guide and a very acceptable price - arranged by the staff at Ashbourne. We loved the individual cottages and suites and the girls said it was the nicest place they had ever stayed! The car hire was very smooth and we got great advice on the best flights for us and it all fitted extremely well with our budget.I would not hesitate to recommend Cape Tours for anyone planning a South African holiday -whatever your desired itinerary they will advise you really well to the last detail Thank you so much all at Cape Toursread more
sara yearley
sara yearley
18:19 16 Oct 17
First time in South Africa and loved it! Cape Tours planned everything perfectly. If I could change one thing we would have liked one more night at the safari lodge and one less in The Protea, Knysna.
vanessa watts
vanessa watts
20:22 23 Jul 17
July 2017.We have just returned from our first trip to South Africa and it was fabulous. We don't usually book our holidays through a tour operator but since this was our first trip to South Africa we decided we needed some 'professional' advice. After many hours trawling through various travel websites we chose Cape tours as they seemed experienced and offered a very 'bespoke' service. We were not disappointed. Mike and Brian were very knowledgeable and it was all about what we wanted to experience at our budget. We are a family of 6 so our budget was quite tight but they were very patient and flexible with our needs and were happy to offer more choices when we couldn't make up our minds. There was none of that 'pushy' selling at all and it was all about the best they could achieve for us within our budget without compromising too much on the quality. We finally settled on Cape town and the garden route with a 2 night safari. What a trip!We have stayed in the best accommodation we have ever had at truly remarkable prices. The only regret is we couldn't stay longer.The Gondwana safari was absolutely perfect -stay near the main lodge/restaurant if your budget allows as this saves a lot of time for meals when you get there as some of the lodges are a 20 minute drive away. And if you want to have a spa treatment , book before you go. The Views hotel in Wilderness is the best boutique hotel I have ever stayed in and a real treat . The views of the sea, sunrise and sunset from the sea-facing room were definitely worth the extra cost.There is such a lot to do there, we barely had time to relax but have come home enriched with memories and planning to go back again in the future. Thank you Cape tours!read more
John Teasdale
John Teasdale
19:33 19 Jul 17
Our first trip to South Africa was really a compromise because we were "iffy" about a trip to New Zealand in 2011! Four trips later, all to different regions, and one further one, just finalised, to Namibia next year (2018), all with Cape Tours and we have absolutely no regrets. Our last trip in Autumn 2015 included the wonderful West Coast, the dramatic Cederberg and the unforgettable Gansbaai. In fact we are totally sold on Southern Africa and the variety of experiences and landscape it has to offer. In no small part we are certain this is due to the wonderful planning and sensitive support we have received from Mike and his team at Cape Tours. Each trip has created a wonderful memory, largely because Mike has teased out exactly what we were looking for from each holiday. He has then trawled his vast pool of knowledge both in terms of activities and accommodation in order to create something very special at a keenly competitive price for the budget and quality agreed. At all times we have really felt the team has had our best interests at heart. We can't speak too highly of them.Sue & John T.read more
Catherine Lister
Catherine Lister
09:28 11 Jul 17
We have enjoyed 5 tremendously exciting and enjoyable holidays to South Africa and look forward eagerly to our next visit in the near future. The astonishing variety of experiences on offer in such a diverse and vibrant country is an obvious draw but why go for a sixth visit? Quite simply it is the exceptional service we have received from Mike and his team at Cape Tours. We deliberately chose a smaller company with an intimate knowledge of South Africa and were immediately delighted by the professional, courteous and reliable responses we have received in all our communications. We will probably be perceived as ‘demanding clients’ in that we have consistently subjected Mike to a barrage of questions and requests for advice, all of which have been handled calmly, sensitively and successfully. The result has been a range of astonishingly stimulating experiences, absolutely first class accommodation options, stays in less familiar but utterly fascinating locations and an astute balance between rest and activity. Mike’s personal knowledge and recommendations have extended to restaurant recommendations, lists of ‘must do’s’, detailed and meticulous knowledge of the various accommodation options in specific areas and even overcoming our perennial holiday headache of reliable car hire. All this at remarkably competitive prices for such a high quality overall product. We would not hesitate to recommend Mike and Cape Tours to prospective visitors to South Africa and quite honestly to provide some highlights would simply undermine the totality of our experience. We have enjoyed everywhere, everything and to a remarkable extent, everybody we have met. Many thanks to Mike and the team.Malcolm and Cath Listerread more
Kelly Crawford
Kelly Crawford
13:25 05 Jul 17
I cannot recommend Cape Tours enough. Brian and Mike have been so helpful in planning our honeymoon in South Africa. We did several tweaks to tailor it to our budget and time constraints and the end result could not have been more perfect. We had multi cities including a car rental and internal flights. The logistics were thoughtful and considered so that we never felt stressed. The chosen accommodation was gorgeous in every location. They even provided us with directions, tips and recommendations. Every detail was thought out and as we were so busy planning a wedding, this was hugely helpful. This is the first time I've used a tour operator and I'm so happy we did!! Thank you!!read more
Keith Green
Keith Green
18:05 28 Jun 17
As I frequent traveller to Southern Africa I would not take a trip without the backing of Cape Tours. This is a completely reliable and trustworthy travel company who have never let me down. They only book quality accommodation, reliable hire cars and reputable airlines. They are completely flexible, allowing you to arrange a trip to your exact requirements. Then, whilst on holiday, local help is only a phone call away. I cannot recommend Cape Tours highly enough.read more
Alastair Wainwright
Alastair Wainwright
16:12 23 Jul 15
Cape Tours organised our honeymoon which included a week in Cape Town, a week on safari at a private game reserve near the Kruger and a week in Mauritius.Mike and Brian completely understood what we were looking for in our trip and delivered perfectly! The choice of hotels was excellent as was their advice and tips.Most importantly, we put the same itinerary to several travel agents and Cape Tours were the cheapest by around £1500!read more
Lesley Breckenridge
Lesley Breckenridge
09:02 03 May 15
I wanted to thank you for all your help with arranging our holiday. It turned out to be perfect. We had a brilliant time, but unfortunately the big fish eluded us 🙁 Everything went to plan & all the drivers were brilliant, the hotels were superb and we can highly recommend them if you were thinking of sending anyone there. We were so thrilled with all of the holiday and would most definitely recommend your services to anyone who was thinking of going on a holiday like ours. Thank you for a brilliant time 🙂read more
Debbie Green
Debbie Green
19:55 28 Apr 15
This is the tenth year we have booked trips to Southern Africa with Cape Tours. They offer a comprehensive service allowing their clients to select flights, arrange car hire (with prepared routes if wanted) and arrange accommodation to suit your individual tastes. Their website is clear and informative, but if you have specific requests, Mike and his team will endeavour to fulfil these for you in a friendly and timely manner. On the one occasion we had a minor difficulty with our hire car, their SA office was only a phone call away and everything was sorted quickly and efficiently.read more
Sheelagh Walker
Sheelagh Walker
15:25 28 Apr 15
We booked a tour in November 2010 and Cape Tours set us up with a wonderful two weeks in South Africa. We loved Kruger and all the other stops we requested, and finally ending at the Waterfront in Capetown where we had an absolute ball! Cape Tours listened to our brief and delivered the holiday of a lifetime. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.Thanks Mike!read more
Angela Jarvis
Angela Jarvis
11:29 28 Apr 15
We used Cape Tours for our Honeymoon in 2012. The whole experience was fantastic, the hotels and Safari accommodation were amazing and made our Honeymoon the memorable experience we wanted it to be. The bespoke package was completely tailored to us and I love the fact that they let us pick the airline for the long haul so we could qualify for air miles!I would definitely recommend them as they took all of the stress out of organising the trip and it was excellent value for money. One of our internal flights got pulled late on but they quickly arranged an alternative and sent a credit for the added cost to our Hotel in Cape Town.South Africa is a wonderful country, one I look forward to visiting again and I wouldn't even consider using any other firm to book my trip. So what are waiting for, go ahead and book it!Thanks read more
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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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Oude Werf Hotel

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

LOCATION: Wellington. Nestled at the foot of Bainskloof Pass, Wellington, the exclusive Estate is set on 380 hectares of vineyard,
The Last Word - Franschhoek - view
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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
Bushmans Kloof - Deck
Deluxe

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

LOCATION: Cederberg Wilderness Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat, located 270 kilometres from Cape Town, is a 5-star ecological oasis, uniting luxury
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Paternoster Dunes

LOCATION: Paternoster. Paternoster Dunes Boutique Guest House is ideal for guests seeking off-the-beaten-track comfort and style
Strandloper Ocean Lodge - View
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Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Paternoster If you are looking for an unspoiled ocean getaway, it doesn’t get better than the exclusive Strandloper Ocean
Abalone Guest Lodge - Deck
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Abalone Guest Lodge

LOCATION: Hermanus Situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus, and at the heart of the southern right whale migratory
Grootbos - Deck
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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

LOCATION: Walker Bay Grootbos Private Nature Reserve boasts the best of two worlds - exquisite 5-star comfort and extravagance in
One Marine Drive - Pool
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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
Akantmooi Nature Reserve
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Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve

LOCATION: Keurbooms River Valley On the hilltop at Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve you will find yourself surrounded by some of
Cinnamon Boutique Guest House
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Cinnamon Boutique Guest House

LOCATION: Wilderness Cinnamon Boutique Guest House offers 5-star Wilderness accommodation situated at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain Valley and
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Oceans Wilderness

LOCATION: Wilderness. Oceans Wilderness luxury guest house is an unforgettable, fantasy come true destination
Turbine Hotel pool
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The Turbine Hotel and Spa

LOCATION: Knysna The Turbine Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star Hotel in Knysna which offers guests an extra
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: Wilderness A stunning location, set on a dune overlooking the beautiful Wilderness Beach and offering spectacular panoramic views of
Villa Afrikana pool
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Villa Afrikana

LOCATION: Knysna Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town
Gaikou Lodge
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Gaikou Lodge

LOCATION: Swellendam. Gaikou Lodge offers bed & breakfast accommodation on a 16-hectare private property at the foothills of the Langeberg
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The Cape Grace

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront. The Cape Grace is dedicated to surpassing expectations and making your stay, whether work or pleasure, the
Deluxe

Ellerman House

LOCATION: Bantry Bay. This elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in
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One&Only Cape Town

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront. With the iconic Table Mountain standing guard on the horizon, the scene is set for memorable moments
Deluxe

Rovos Rail

Experience the opulent elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious train in the world. Combining some of the most
Deluxe

The Silo Hotel

LOCATION: V&A Waterfront. The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation
Deluxe

The Blue Train

Welcome aboard The Blue Train. Your unforgettable experience is about to begin…
Deluxe

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: Camps Bay. At a place where the earth, sea and sky meet, life begins. Here lies the luxurious Twelve
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Retreat on Hove

LOCATION: Camps Bay Unquestionably, The Retreat on Hove floats amongst the most exclusive and extraordinary accommodation options in the Cape
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Sea Star Rocks

LOCATION: Camps Bay. Sea Star Rocks offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Camps Bay
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Abalone House & Spa

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

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

LOCATION: Hermanus. Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers’ paradise of Walker Bay, is the beautiful
Deluxe

Schoone Oordt Country House

LOCATION: Swellendam. The emphasis here is on unpretentious unaffected luxury, elegance, quality, love and acute attention to detail
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Morukuru Ocean House

LOCATION: De Hoop Nature Reserve. A sparkling pool, delicious food, lovely drinks served by your personal butler, your own private
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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
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Bloomestate

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

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

LOCATION: Franschhoek. La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite
Deluxe

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

LOCATION: Stellenbosch. Established over 300 years ago, today Lanzerac holds a coveted place amongst the most sought after hotels and
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Leeu Estate

LOCATION: Franschhoek. Nestled between the mountains and a river within the picturesque Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is situated on 68
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Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Franschhoek. Nestled in the Food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek Boutique Hotel at the base of the
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La Petite Ferme Guest House

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

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

LOCATION: Plettenberg Bay. Kurland is a luxurious boutique country hotel on a vast 700 hectare (1700 acre) estate of great
Deluxe

Retreat on Cliff

LOCATION: Knysna. Situated above the Indian Ocean on the Pezula Golf Estate in Knysna, this is the ideal place to
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The Old Rectory

LOCATION: Plettenberg Bay. The 18 luxurious and stylish suites at The Old Rectory offer beautiful views of the lovely seaside
Deluxe

Tsala Treetop Lodge

LOCATION: Plettenberg Bay. The magical allure of Tsala is irresistible to those appreciative of exclusivity, fine fare, romance and adventure
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Boardwalk Lodge

LOCATION: Wilderness. Boardwalk Lodge with its picture-perfect views and lovely setting amidst natural forest vegetation provides the perfect venue for
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Emily Moon River Lodge

LOCATION: Plettenberg Bay. Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley, where the views encompass
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Lily Pond Country Lodge

LOCATION: Natures Valley. Lily Pond is a mixture of style, fine dining, good wines, modern comfort, personalized attention, nature and
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TheBloem

LOCATION: Knysna. Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, TheBloem is suspended high above the town of Knysna
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The Greens Guest House

LOCATION: Knysna. The Greens Guest House is situated in the picturesque and popular town of Knysna
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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

LOCATION: Knysna. Discover the ultimate in waterside living in one of South Africa’s most sought after destinations
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On the Beach

LOCATION: Wilderness. As you enter the Guest house you will be wowed by the panoramic view of the ocean
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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
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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

Soul on Llandudno

LOCATION: Llandudno, Cape Town. The luxurious 6-bedroom boutique hotel will leave you mezmerised upon the first gaze

Rainbows End

LOCATION: Knysna, Garden Route. This villa is designed to give you uninterrupted views of the ocean and the fynbos reserve