June 06, 2013
Smooth operators: find a Cape Town tour company that suits you
Stuart Buchanan is a journalist, blogger, and online writer for Flow Communications.
He grew up in Durban and has lived in various parts of South Africa and the UK, before finally settling on Cape Town. He often wonders why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
If you're planning on holidaying in Cape Town, but don't know where to start, there are a number of excellent tour operators available, with great local knowledge and the flexibility to offer a package that is right for you.
Take MilebyMile Tours, for instance. They specialise in tours of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, scattered all along the peninsula. This includes Table Mountain, Cape Point and the winelands. The company, which started small, has grown in experience and expertise over the years, and is now a highly respected tour operator within the industry, even attending trade shows like INDABA. Fancy a ride on the wild side? MilebyMile will take you through the Aquila Game Reserve, giving you the chance to see Africa's Big Five! Whether its pristine beaches, perky penguins or rugged peaks you're after, MilebyMile will make sure you see the best the Cape has to offer.
Plan your escape
Escape to the Cape has already made its name as one of the best tour operators around, and has the awards to prove it. Explore Cape Town's side streets and hidden gems on their City Tour, keep the little ones entertained on a Child Friendly Tour, venture further afield with a tour of the Garden Route, or seek your thrills on the Adventure & Extreme Tour offerings. They will also keep you connected to your loved ones back home with wifi-enabled vehicles and on-board phone chargers.
At one with nature
Nirabritz Nature Guide was the chosen company to show the president of India around during his visit to Table Mountain last year – so for presidential treatment, look no further! Nirabritz specialise in leisure tourism, business tourism, and educational talks and tours. They can arrange accommodation, meals, and airport transfers as part of their packages, too.
Hop to it
Citi Hopper is a finalist in this year's Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (ETEYA), and with good reason – they provide an excellent service that ensures you are well looked after from the moment you arrive at the airport. Equipped with a fleet of secure, spacious vehicles, they are able to cater for all types of visitor, whether you're a conference delegate who needs shuttling around, or a casual traveller keen to explore the city on a whim. You'll get to see all sides of Cape Town with Citi Hopper: a tour of the local townships, a trip to the best whale-viewing spots along the coast, or an afternoon in the winelands.
Remember to get in touch with us to help you plan your next Cape Town holiday – we'll help you tailor your trip to make your experience an unforgettable one.