Cape Town Tours...
Make Sure You Find What You're Looking For
As an independent family traveller, you probably don't plan to use Cape Town tours at all.
CapeTown Tours - Which areas would those be, then?
Cultural or township visits by their very nature need someone local and connected. They are AWESOME learning opportunities for your kids if you have a good guide, but pretty meaningless and potentially hazardous tackled alone.
Likewise, if you have an active family and you want to go hiking (you may call it 'trekking') in our Cape mountains you need a local guide. Our mountains are deceptively accessible and many people end up being rescued each year because they did not understandlocal conditions. Don't join the statistics!
In fact, if you are interested in really getting under the skin of the city, a guide will be a huge help even if you use them only for a limited portion of your visit.
I am not a tour guide or a travel agent!
I can't do your bookings or make arrangements and I do not benefit financially from any tour recommendations I make to you. If that changes in the future, I will make full disclosure here!
I am purely an information source, aiming to point you towards an incredible experience in my lovely city.
The recommendations I make are a result of trawling for this information for over three years now (call that 36 months of tireless research on your behalf ;-) ) so I know the underlying issues and am aiming to point you to ethical, caring operators.
Background info on Cape Town tours
Sustainable tourism is gradually becoming more mainstream and as I have a planet and community-friendly ethos, I am biased towards tourism people and organisations that have similar values.
Inevitably I find these are not the cheapest options, but to my mind they are better than those that ignore underlying issues to cut prices. If that offends you I do apologise but ultimately I have to answer to my conscience :-) .
The tour community in Cape Town is geared to the peak season of summer. Inflation is a major reality in South African economics so inevitably prices are adjusted upwards every year, with effect from 1 October. If you are booking ahead make sure you get the right costs quoted!
Tour costs vary depending on duration and distance involved and also exclusivity. Yes, it's cheaper to join a group on a standard tour timetable but if your family holiday budget runs to it I rebeleive you will not regret choosing an option tailored to your exact requirements.
If you are still interested, click here for recommended some Cape Town Day Tour inspiration.
You may find the following related pages helpful:
Cape Town Day Tours
Recommended Cape Town Tour Operators
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