Destination Management, Tours & Safaris
We strive to provide the optimum value and best fit for our clients - whether it is through self-drive options or guided tours and safaris; our aim is to ensure that our guests move at their own pace and focus on their specific interests.
We cater for the discerning traveller, where quality, comfort and luxury are priority, although this need not be reflected in the cost.
All tours, safaris and excursions are carefully planned to emphasise authentic local culture in a responsible way, including the most interesting attractions, performances, neighbourhoods and markets - our aim is to satisfy our guests' personal preferences, while drawing on our local knowledge to recommend suitable activities and excursions. Of course, if you prefer crowds...who are we not to oblige!
We welcome you with open arms and look forward to assisting you with your bespoke travel plans and personalised accommodation requirements, assuring you of an incredibly memorable stay.
Whether you are looking for adventure, wildlife, tranquility, action or pleasure – The Cape Discovered offers you easy self-drive routes and custom itineraries, authentic and fascinating attractions, quality accommodation and memorable holidays.
Our self-drive custom itineraries offer you the opportunity to meet the locals, enjoy unique experiences that will tempt you to linger on your journey and enjoy true South African hospitality.
The vision of The Cape Discovered's self-drive option is to promote and enhance the splendours of South Africa, starting or ending in ‘The Cape’, the Mother City of South Africa.
We provide world-class tourism in a sustainable and responsible manner. It will not only please and satisfy travellers but also benefit all our people.
We are committed to assisting community projects in their areas and have invested in meeting the aspirations and needs of their staff and their families.
What we do
Travel and Destination Management made Easy
Our aim is to be a leading boutique tour operator and bespoke destination management company for door-to-door travel, experiences and safaris to Southern and Eastern Africa. It is our mission to provide a world class tourism solution, while always striving to exceed our clients' expectations. This we achieve through professionalism, a true passion for the industry with meticulous attention to detail and management of bespoke itineraries for our guided as well as self-drive tours.
We excel at
Tailoring truly unique travel experiences with an emphasis on complete flexibility and real local knowledge, offering a variety of upmarket private tour and safari experiences which remains totally customisable to suit our clients' wishes. Where requested we offer a professional, knowledgeable tourist guide who will also be your private driver. The personal interaction with your guide allows your experience to be tailored around you, our, guest, and your requirements. No two custom tours are ever alike. Our only priority is to have 100% satisfied clients, who spread the word about their great experiences.
Our unique approach and flexibility offers you the opportunity to see and experience the Cape, South Africa and further afield in Africa the way it is meant to be enjoyed. By limiting tour size, our day tours go where the big tour buses can't. We are not limited by corporate or business hours - we can adapt and adjust the itinerary to your pace - and we are able to sometimes do the seemingly impossible to delight our visitors - like timing it just right for a photo opportunity on a beach where it looks like you are holding the setting sun between your fingers - a golden moment.
Honesty | Integrity | Trust | Respect | Authenticity | Knowledge | Experience | Creativity | Care | Flexibility
Based just north of Cape Town, experiencing Africa, sleeping in the beds, tasting the food, meeting the people and seeing the wildlife make our roots in Africa strong; we enjoy and value our direct and ever-growing personal relationships with suppliers across Africa. We are local, we are on the ground, we understand Africa and her varied cultures. Our 40+ years of experiencing and living in Africa makes us experts in designing the best safari and tour experiences to suit your travel needs to and in Africa. We share our first-hand knowledge, and take pleasure in helping you achieve your wish list, whilst drawing from our experiences in recommending the hidden gems and out of the way places that turn your trip from a good vacation to a trip of a lifetime.
Our itineraries are curated and bespoke; no two are alike - a bit like the spots on a leopard's coat. We will tailor-make your trip to suit your individual needs and requirements rather than simply asking you to choose from a set of options. Common to each itinerary, is the fact that every journey is meticulously planned, supported and delivered, employs the very best of ground operatives and chooses to use only those areas and types of accommodation that share our philosophy on the importance of providing an experience that is as exceptional as it is beautiful.
We offer a personalised service and take the time to understand what makes you unique. You will be looked after every step of the way, from planning your itinerary to advice on what to pack. The success of this approach, one aimed at providing a flawless, creative destination management and travel service, is underlined by the fact that over 80% of our business is with referred and repeat guests.
We want only the best for the place we call home, that's why we are devoted to conservation and community projects and outreach and are proud supporters of local enterprises.
Accreditations & Partners
We are a Southern Africa Tourist Services Association (SATSA) affiliated and bonded company, completing the circle of a one-stop destination and travel company to and in Africa. The company enjoys memberships in local tourism boards; our guides are qualified and registered with appropriate Guiding Institutions and our vehicles are permitted touring vehicles which carries the necessary passenger liability insurances.
We are passionate about Africa and recognise that in carrying out our work in the tourism industry we have a responsibility to respect other cultures and ways of life. We aim to maximise the benefits our clients’ travels can bring to an area, and we aim to be responsible in all our dealings in the areas of environmental, social and economic impact.
Peace of Mind
We have established long-standing relationships with our partners in all our destinations. This enables us to give you peace of mind that you are in the best hands when journeying in Africa. Before, during and after your travel, a dedicated destination specialist is always available, one might say 'your friend in Africa' - to lend an ear and assist if needed.