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Escape to the Cape is a dynamic tour company specialising in luxury tours at affordable prices. Our tours are all fully inclusive and there are no hidden costs. Think luxury air-conditioned vehicles, free snacks and selected meals and the services of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides – a sure guarantee for an unforgettable vacation!

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  • Suite 102, Stone Fountain Terrace
  • 95 Klipfontein Road
  • Rondebosch
  • 7700

Reviews

Pierre Bartholomew

54321

Escape to the Cape's service was top notch during our stay in Cape Town. I would recommend your company to everyone who visits Cape Town. Your drivers were very punctual, friendly and knowledgable about the country and things to do in Cape Town. If we wanted to do the tourist route or do local things they knew when and where to take us. We also felt very safe and secure when we were in their presence. We look forward to seeing you again and will certainly hire your company for our service. Again, many thanks and you made our stay that much more enjoyable.

Matthew Karsten

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In December 2011, part a group of professional bloggers we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful country of South Africa for the first time. We used Escape to the Cape as our tour/shuttle operator while we were there. What a fantastic company! Shaheed was more than just a knowledgeable tour guide, he became a good friend over the course of our trip. Whisked around Cape Town and the Garden Route in a clean & comfortable van, we had everything we needed. Snacks were provided every day, I was able to charge my laptop & phone from the vehicle, and there was even free WiFi in there as well! I shared photos and updates to family & friends while driving between locations. If you want to have a wonderful travel experience in South Africa, I highly recommend working with Escape to the Cape. Matthew Karsten - USA

Min Tak - New York

54321

We had such an amazing time in Cape Town with you as our guide. You certainly provided a lot of local insights we wouldn’t have otherwise known about from guide books or any websites. You provided A-level service with your sleek and comfortable van, equipped with WIFI and multiple phone charging ports. This was super helpful as we were constantly communicating with the rest of the world via Twitter, Facebook, email, etc to document our incredible experience in real-time. Providing daily snacks and beverages were a nice touch and necessary for some of the longer road trips. Escape for the Cape definitely goes the extra mile to provide excellent service, plus they’re friendly and they join in on the fun! And of course, I will always refer travelers to Escape to the Cape if they’re visiting the Mother City… Thanks again for making our trip memorable!!

Cristian Pop of Romania

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I am very thankful for the ten beautiful days spent by me and my family in the wonderful region of Western Cape. There are many aspects of our trip that blew us away completely such as the animals: lions, penguins, the great white sharks, all extraordinary in their variety and the spectaculos sights were simply breathtaking especially the ones from the helicopter. I humbly recommend the exceptional services of the Escape to the Cape company and I congratulate Shaheed for his implication and for his attention to detail which make the services exclusive. This is the true meaning of professionalism! Discrete, honest and very civilized, Shaheed and his partners offered us an unforgettable vacation, one that allowed us to indulge in all wonders this God -blessed country has to offer. The exceptional services of the Escape to the Cape are worthy of being cloned and exported to Europe or America as well. I wish you a lot of successs and I assure you that we will revisit Cape Town.

Zak & Leila Ahmed

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Escape to the Cape's service was top notch during our stay in Cape Town. I would recommend your company to everyone who visits Cape Town. Your drivers were very punctual, friendly and knowledgable about the country and things to do in Cape Town. If we wanted to do the tourist route or do local things they knew when and where to take us. We also felt very safe and secure when we were in their presence. We look forward to seeing you again and will certainly hire your company for our service. Again, many thanks and you made our stay that much more enjoyable.

South African Tourism- USA

54321

We plan many trips to South Africa and work with many different tour operators but I can honestly say that working with 'Escape to the Cape' was definitely one of the most pleasant experiences I've had planning a Western Cape itinerary. From day one, I found Shaheed quick to respond to emails regardless of the large time difference between the USA and South Africa. Overall, the trip was hassle free and seamless in all aspects. The complimentary snacks, water, blankets and internet access in the vehicle all made my job easier and greatly impressed all my guests. In the end, I felt Shaheed's interactions with the group were highly positive and created a truly personal connection between them and the destination. I look forward to working with 'Escape to the Cape' again at some point. David DiGregorio- Marketing & Communications Manager - SAT (USA)

Derek Earl Baron

54321

For five days our group traveled with Escape to the Cape and we were repeatedly impressed with every aspect of the services he provided, so much so that we wished he could have accompanied us during our entire two week stay. More than a driver, more than a guide, Shaheed offers visitors an overall experience that you would expect from your closest of friends. From his interesting stories about life in South Africa and detailed knowledge about his country to wi-fi in the van, snacks and water always being available and his willingness to cater to every need of his guests, spending even a day with Shaheed is guaranteed to infinitely enhance any trip to wonderful South Africa. There is no way I would visit this country again without first contacting Escape to the Cape.”

Prof Bruce Wade

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The services provided by "Escape to the Cape" were truly exceptional. Shaheed is very accommodating, polite and knowledgeable about the Capetown area. He and his staff were prompt, courteous and professional at all times. They made our trip both enjoyable and informative. I would recommend their service to all visitors to the "Cape" and I plan to use them in future travels to South Africa. Spelman College, Atlanta, USA

Julie

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I can't start to tell you what a fabulous time we've had on both the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands tour, thanks to Jo who litteraly made our stay in Cape Town. My sister and I have travelled quite extensively in the past, and have taken many guided tours, but never have we met such a professional, knowledgeable and pleasant guide as Jo. The organisation was admirable and his timing absolutely impressive, given the ambitious programme of both tours. Not only were his insight and input invaluable, but he also made sure to give us plenty of room so we could enjoy one-on-one time. The evening after the first tour, we just couldn't wait to meet with him the next morning for the second tour, and were pretty sad when we parted that next evening. We have had such a wonderful overall experience that we have been sharing it with everyone around us. I have also written to France's most-read tourist guidebook, Le Guide du Routard, requesting that Escape to the Cape be referenced. Thanks again for this wonderful experience. Airfrance - cabin crew

Simon Emery

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My wife and I travelled to Cape Town in July 2011 from UK and I cannot thank Shaheed and Escape to the Cape enough. The outstanding service started with quick responses to all my emails/questions (more than can be said for other companies we contacted) right through to the tours themselves. Having visited the cape before, we had a good idea of what we wanted to do/go and see so we booked a private tour which allowed us to tailormake our own itinerary and travel at our own pace – however Shaheed enhanced our days by suggesting other places we may want to visit and suggestions of restaurants – which he also took care of booking tables for us. When we arrived in Cape Town he came to meet us at our hotel to finalise our itenery what we wanted to do to make sure we got the most out of our tours. The tours themselves were fantastic and we couldn’t have hoped for any more, the vehicles were modern and comfortable, complimentary snacks were always readily available, the drivers were professional and extremely knowledgeable, they even did our laundry free of charge, best of all they took photo's of our tour and gifted it to us on a flash drive. Should we return to Cape Town again I would not hesitate to use Escape to the Cape again or in recommending them to anyone – the service we received was second to none.

Vahid Gordji

54321

Myself and my partner were travelled to South Africa in July 2011 to exhibit at the 'Saitex' consumer products show. Our agent in Iran had everything arranged by their ground handler Escape to the Cape. Mr Shaheed personally flew from Cape Town to meet us on arrival in Johannesburg. Unfortunately, due to a 2.5 hour delay at customs we were worried if he would still be there to receive us and low and behold Mr Shaheed was still patiently waiting for us. His committment on the day was only to shuttle us from the airport to the hotel but he was kind enough to take us directly to the exhibition to start setting up. As there was problems of our goods being confiscated at customs he arranged the exhibition company to draft a letter on our behalf and made many phone calls to assist. He then took me back to the airport to have my goods released. This process took another few hours which he patiently waited for us again. After the release of our samples he shuttled us again to the exhibition by which time it was already 10pm the evening. I cannot thank this company enough for their assistance especially on the first day, if it was not for Mr Shaheed our goods would not have been released in time for the exhibition and our whole trip could have been worthless. He also went out of his way to get a potentially big client to meet with me at the exhibition which was of tremendous value and business prospects with the client looks promising. Our accommodation and transport services were arranged so well that our company (Zardband) has decided that our travel agent in Iran uses Escape to the Cape for all services in South Africa.

Baizura Kamal

54321

In April 2011 myself, my husband and three other couples visited Cape Town for seven days. Our tour needs were very specific- we wanted to visit all the main tourist spots as well as the Kramat's ( burial sites) of several prominent Muslims who were banished to the Cape from the East Indies during the 16th-17th century. These Kramat's are scattered all over the Cape, many in very isolated areas. I did engage with a few tour companies months before our arrival and in the last 2-3 weeks, I came across Escape to the Cape's website. Upon receiving a prompt reply to my query we began communicating and finalized our trip with them as I was impressed with his service from the very outset. He provided me with a thorough iternary and it was clear that he had researched the sites we wanted to visit before qouting a price- something the other tour operators were not willing to do. The iternary was very balanced providing the time we needed for spiritual purposes as well as allowing us sufficient time to shop and sight-see. From the moment we arrived in Cape Town we were treated by Shaheed and his co-worker Yusuf as family. They tended to our every need. Shaheed was quite knowledgeable and provided us with printed information and detailed histories on each of the kramats we visited on daily basis. He was sensitive to our specific needs and we never felt rushed. Shaheed often went beyond the call of duty by assisting us, at no cost, with personal errands. One errand stands out when we just casually mentioned to him at 10pm that we were out of milk, bread & eggs for the next day's breakfast, and without telling us he went that time of the night to purchase the items and delivered it personally to our holiday villa. One of the highlights of the trip was when he invited all 8 of us to his home for a meal- the welcome and hospitality we received will last with me for a life time. Cape Town is a beautiful and magnificent place to visit but to experience it with the likes of Shaheed and Yusuf will make it an unforgettable trip. I have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone and my group eagerly looks forward to when we can meet with Shaheed again- be it in Cape Town or Malaysia!!

ida Zoccoli

54321

We were a group of 5 Italians visiting Cape Town in June 2011. Having left most of the planning to ‘Escape to the Cape’ we had no idea what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised as Shaheed proved to be one of the most experienced and knowledgeable tour guides we have ever had in our journeys. He has an in depth knowledge of the history, land and culture that will warm the heart of any visitor from around the globe and make you fall head of heels in love with the Cape, just like we did! He has a very comfortable van, complimentary drinks and snacks on board and is a very cautious and safe driver. He always suggested restaurants for our meals which proved to be excellent suggestion each time. Shaheed is far from being just a tour guide and becomes a good and trusted friend on which you can rely. Thank you Shaheed. Ida, Tiziana, Marcello, Stelio, Paola.

Jerel Ross- Boston

54321

I am so happy that I got a chance to meet you and your family while in South Africa. The journey would not have been the same without you, and you did a great job as a tour guide. I definitely enjoyed my time in SA and hope to return for work early in my career. I wish your business and your family the much success as you grow together, and hope to keep in touch.

Carl Soderstrom

54321

We spent three days in mid-April touring Cape Town and the surrounding area with Shaheed from Escape to the Cape and had a fantastic time. Shaheed was very knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed his friendly and personable approach to showing us his country. He even brought along another guide on one of the days who had specialized expertise of Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. Shaheed was very flexible and allowed us to modify our itinerary as we went along. He took a couple of hundred pictures with his camera during the three days and provided them to us on a memory stick, dropping by the hotel to wish us off on the morning of our departure. Shaheed made our trip to Cape Town very memorable and we would highly recommend his services to anyone wanting a personalized tour when in South Africa.

Farooq Family of Malawi

54321

I was referred to this company from a business associate in Pretoria. Upon arrival in Cape Town, I went to hire a car but as we in Africa dont use credit card it was impossible to hire it. I phoned shaheed on a sunday afternoon from the airport explaining to him my problem, who i am and within 15min he made his way to the airport and hired the vehicle on his personal credit card (and i gave him the cash). Even tho i was doing a self drive and i was not booking him for any services he still made the effort to assist me. This is a genuine guy with good intentions. He even planned a 1 week itenery for me to follow as to make the best use of my time in Cape Town, whatever he recommended my family enjoyed it from places of interest, food, shopping etc. They are highly recommended.

Tour Operator from Iran

54321

We have been using Mr Shaheed Ebrahim for more than 12months after we had problems with a previous supplier. We send groups virtually weekly ranging from 10pax-120pax. He arranges accommodation, transport and all other logistics needed anywhere around the country. We have become very reliant on his company. What we very happy about is his trustworthiness, flexibility, pricing, service excellence and very importantly even when he is travelling and not available he puts a plan in place to continue the service excellence. Many times we have called him in the odd hours of the night to attend to emergencies with regards our groups etc with no complain and importantly at NO charge! To Shaheed & Joe you guys are doing South Africa proud with your service. They have become my brothers in Cape Town. I recommend all agents anywhere in the world to use this marvelous company.

Dr MA Gauri

54321

I have been to South Africa numerous times with & without my family, this company has always made our stay pleasurable. I tend to come to SA on business often. This company i use now for all my accommodation, chauffeuring, sightseeing, shuttles, client entertaining etc all around SA. He has expanded from only tours to many travel / business related services, hence a one stop shop. I also feel very safe when my family is with when they are in his care. He has become a close family friend and a very reliable ground handler/contact for me in SA. What is also excellent for me is his turnaround time especially due to the big time difference between Canada & SA. One can expect prompt reply's even at odd hours in the night (seems like he doesnt sleep). Shaheed and Yusuf (aka Joe) job well done!! Dr Gauri & family- Edmonton, Canada

Michael Ross- Johannesburg

54321

My wife and I were hesitant in booking a local operator as they tend to be pricey and geared towards international tourist but after reading the reviews on this company we decided to book them and ditched the self drive option. From the time of initial email contact, to the end of our tour we were extremely happy as they made us feel like a tourist in our own country. Their attention to detail, complimentary snacks and their informative information made it a trip to remember. Excellent local story telling. Potential domestic & international travellers you will NOT go wrong with this company. After our Cape Peninsula tour, we planning another trip soon, heard his quite good on the cultural/township tours amongst all the others. Its good to see young entrepreneurs do our country proud- Well done

Conrad Thomas- Cape Town

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Myself and my family have used the airport shuttle service provided by Shaheed Ebrahim over the past few years for both business and leisure occasions. Shaheed goes beyond expectations in that most of the time he has arrived long before the scheduled time, which greatly eases ones peace of mind when travelling. Both to and from the airport the transfers have been seamless, and particular on leaving the airport, from picking up ones baggage to be being driven away from the airport is very quick and hassle free. On the road Shaheed is a courteous and safe driver with the safety and well being of his passengers utmost in his mind. In addition light conversation with Shaheed while on the road on various topics, provides great relief from travel and business stress. If you are considering an airport shuttle service, my recommendation will definitely be Shaheed Ebrahim and Escape to the Cape. Conrad Thomas- Systems engineer @ Tellumat

Stephen Cox- UK

54321

I read the reviews on the British Airways intranet and immediately thought this is the company to use. I was happy with my choice as my entire journey was a pleasurable experience. I have already referred other British Airways employees and friends to Escape to the Cape and will continue to do so. Great company and great staff. Stephen: BA employee at Gatwick

Bob Khan & Party -London

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Escape to the Cape has just been excellent in all regards from airport pick up- accommodation arrangements- tours- general knowledge- professionalism etc. My son was getting married on this trip and Shaheed actually helped us way more that he was meant to do. He has actually became a close family friend. From all my family, job well done Shaheed. I will definitely recommend you to all my mates at British Airways. Keep up the good work and we all wish you well for the future.

Lianne Clarke-Amex Cape Town

54321

I operate the American Express travel desk for a national corporate in Cape Town. We frequently use the services of this company and have never been disappointed. The company offers a wide range of travel products for both the leisure and business sector. Escape to the Cape conducts itself professionally and with the utmost attention to detail. The Amex brand demands a high degree of quality and we have found that with Escape to the Cape our high standards and expectations are always met.

Adeyinka Adeyemi- Nigeria

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This company has just been marvelous! They arranged my guest to be picked up and transferred to various hotels in Cape Town as well as assisted them with checkin. They have been very flexible and customer service second to none. They loaned me with a complimentary cell phone for my 1 week business visit to Cape Town. As i was flying to Johannesburg for meetings thereafter they even suggested me to keep the cell phone and return it when i come back after 2 months (now thats WOW). I was referred to them from my business partners in Cape Town. I have used them only once before but we built up a trust to the extent that i had cash flow problems whilst on my business trip in March 2011 and they allowed me to settled upon 14 days of arrival back in Nigeria (Thats WOW x 10). I cannot fault this company in any way as they have gone out of their way to assist us, we now use them not only for transport/tours etc but also all our accommodation needs as they secured better pricing for us than we could get online. We at intermarc consulting in Lagos, Nigeria highly recommend 'escape to the cape' for all your travel needs in Cape Town! CEO- Intermarc in Lagos, Nigeria

Ian & Rhonda Burchell- England

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My Wife & I, would seriously recommend the services of this company. Shaheed was very flexible, affordable and possessed the customer service skills needed for this industry. A very well read person I have noticed. Much to our surprise upon arrival he even had a complimentary mobile phone with airtime credit for our use and for us to be in contact with him at any time even tho we only used his services for 2 days of our 6 day stay. His vehicles used were also quite impressive. What we liked as well was that he lived in London for 4 years, hence we related quite well. I was referred to this company from fellow British Airways employees who were also very happy with his services. Ian Burchell - British Airways employee @ Heathrow

Jorgen & Dong- Canada

54321

Dear mr Shaheed With a little delay We are back in cold Calgary - today MINUS 26 deg. I/We want to Thank You for a lovely day (Feb19) Taking your time to bring us around in Cape Peninsula. We had a great day - thanks to you and the way you showed us around. As we told you we only had a limited time for our first visit to South Africa and Cape Town. There was many highlights of the full day Peninsula tour like Cape of Good Hope - your access to Penguins with where we were able to get up close & personal with the Penguins. What was great too that we had a choice for the lunch - really good idea you pointed out that we could eat at the waterfront in Simon town. Great lunch!! Thanks also for the great tip about lunch at the waterfront We had a great lunch at Ocean Basket on Sunday Feb 20 and yes we like it so much that we had dinner at Ocean Basket in Cape Town airport later same day. Thanks so much for showing some of your beautiful country and for a great day. We will be happy to recommend your service and hope to be back one day in South Africa.

Claus & Claudia Pulina

54321

Dear Shaheed, thank you again for the wonderful time we spent together, your good and interesting explanations during our tours and your patients with our rusty english. We enjoyed it very much und will join you again on our next trip to Capetown!

Nigerian delegation

54321

This company was most excellent as they arranged for our daily shuttles while on training as well as tours in Cape Town. They were VERY flexible, patient and affordable. Great company for corporate & leisure work. From the 10 member delegation, you guys are star!

Tihomir Gligoric (serbia)

54321

An excellent tour of this beautiful place with very knowledgeable guide. Cabin crew- Emirates airlines

Guo Yuan (China)

54321

It was very nice trip which is worth doing. This company covers all the major highlights of the Cape Peninsula tour. The whole trip was very well organised and presented by the guide. Well recommended by myself and other crew members. Guo Yuan- Emirates cabin Crew

Vicki

54321

As two females travelling on our own my best friend and I felt very safe with Shaheed. We found him to be very informative and extremely helpful and would highly reccommend him as a tour guide. Vicki, London

Sushant Mehta

54321

I have visited Cape Town on numerous occasions for business and leisure and have been using this company for all my touring needs including accommodation bookings. The owner, shaheed really goes out of his way to accommodate my difficult family as we have 2 demanding children and the fact that all our dietary requirements wherever we go HAS to be strictly Vegetarian. He is really sensitive to one's religious and cultural beliefs. Also impressive is that he & his family has even entertained us at his personal residence for snacks. Never happened to me before! This company offers affordability, luxury, flexibility and all round top service. They come highly recommended. Sushant Mehta- ICICI Bank (India)

Madhu & Mini Tripathi (India)

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Shaheed is all that other reviewers before us have said-knowledgeable, courteous, honest, sensitive to client needs, willing to go the extra mile etc etc. In fact it was these consistently excellent reviews that attracted us to his company. Thereafter, it was a thoroughly professional & quick process to draw up a personalised itinerary for 3 days and freeze our plans. However, much to my dismay, my camera broke down on day-1 and the entire SA trip would have been a washout with no photos to share and relive the experience. Shaheed more than rose to the occasion; not only did he take about 400 photos over 3 days (and give us a CD), he was also kind enough to lend us his spare camera for us to use during our stay in South Africa(6 days in Cape Town, and another 3 days in Kruger NP & Jo'burg). We eventually downloaded all our photos on the way to Jo'burg Airport, before delivering the Camera to Shaheed's friend in Sandton, Jo'burg (yes he'd also organised various options to have it sent back to Cape Town). In a world full of cynicism, suspicion and a 'dog eat dog' approach, this outstanding example of trust was the high point of our trip. Cape Town & South Africa have some amazing sights but it is people like Shaheed who truly made them an experience of a lifetime for us. Meanwhile, Shaheed will remain in our hearts as an example of the finest things in Cape Town. Regrettably, I am limited by this rating system and can give him no more than 5 Stars - I wish that local tourism authorities could recognize & encourage such efforts. Totsiens. Madhu & Mini Tripathi.

Tom Mackay-Perth

54321

During a recent visit to Cape Town our holiday group of 6 from Australia was fortunate to obtain the services of Shaheed Ebrahim's tourist company. We had a wonderful time - much of it due to the unfailing courtesy, punctuality, good humour and deep knowledge of Cape Town and its surroundings shown at all times by Shaheed himself. He is an excellent communicator and I strongly recommend his services for small touring groups of half a dozen people or so who want to see as much of this beautiful city as possible in a short time. He is a credit to the South African tourist industry. Tom Mackay, Journalist and broadcaster Perth, Australia.

Michaela, The Netherlands

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I had an absolute wonderful day with Shaheed. I was visiting Cape town for business and had couple of days for myself. When I was looking for a guide for a one day Cape town & surrounding experience, his professional web-site impressed me. I contacted Shaheed by email and was very surprised about his immediate response. As a woman travelling on your own you are very careful and after a short chat on the phone about the possibilities, I booked the trip with him and did not regret doing so. We had a fantastic tour to the Cape Point. Shaheed really knows a lot about his country and I was fascinated by all these stories about the areas and spots we visited. We saw whales on the beach, penguins, ostriches, beautiful flowers, baboons, monuments and stunning landscapes. He brought me for lunch to Simons Town and I had the best seafood of my life at Bertha’s restaurant! I will recommend Shaheed to all my friends visiting Cape Town and for me, having a personal tour like that was the best I could have done. I saw so much in just one day and enjoyed every second of it.

Gino Caruso Perth ,Western Australia

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The pleasure of visiting a beautiful city such as Cape Town could have been spoiled by the commercialism that the FIFA World Cup ,by the temporary “guides “ that would have arisen from the vast opportunities to take as many Rand as possible from tourists. To have met and being escorted, together with other Aussies, to a number of the beautiful, the ugly ,the good and the bad attractions of this wonderful city by Shaheed dispelled any misconceptions I might have had about South Africa. His knowledge of the history, the charm, the attractions of CT made it a pleasure to be driven by such a honest ,knowledgeable guide. As a volunteer guide myself, I can appreciate the effort that Shaheed put in to ensure that we left CT with great memories. FIVE STAR rating from me, highly recommended.

Ahmad Gerami ( Iran )

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My wife, daughter and I, travelled to Cape Town courtesy of Hyundai for the semi-finals of the World Cup. Shaheed was appointed as our guide for the 3 days by Hyundai and did a wonderful job by sharing his vast knowledge, professionalism, humour and 'patience'. He was so good that many of the families contracted him after the official Hyundai tour, we for one had an informative City & Township tour with him as well as an exhilarating safari experience. Escape to the Cape offers value for money, excellent service and best of all is their personal touch! My family was well taken care of and we all definitely recommend this company whilst touring in Cape Town.

B Jafar (Philadelphia, USA)

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Just superb, from initial correspondence to negotiating prices and customer service. He really makes you feel at ease especially after what we read about South Africa. My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our experience and all his recommendations. I have NO doubt that anyone using this company will be more than satisfied.

Shadi Eskaf

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We absolutely loved Shaheed! My wife and I travel around the world a lot, and have had mixed experiences with tour guides. Shaheed was definitely our best tour guide ever! Shaheed was very conscientious of what we were looking for in a touristic experience of the Cape. He went way beyond the call of duty. For example, he made multiple stops along the way (anytime we asked) so that we could take pictures of the beautiful scenery. He even took candid pictures of us and sent them to us after the tour - it helps that he is a photographer as well, so his photos are very good. He was very personable and he had excellent conversation skills. Instead of giving us a memorized speech along the tour that he might have recited 1000 times before, he basically just TALKED with us, which is the best way to adapt personalize the information, and tell us about what we were curious about. Likewise, he adapted the tour to our needs and to exactly what we were looking for, so that we could get our unique experience of the Cape. Although the tour was supposed to end at 5 PM, he took us to see the sunset and ended the tour at 6:30 pm, just as a bonus. This was the BEST tour we have ever taken by far, and we felt more like friends than tour guide-tourists! We wanted to invite him along to our Garden Route trip the next day :) We highly recommend this tour guide to future tourists. Shadi & Karine-USA

Evans Prieston - USA

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Shaheed took very good care of us while we were in Cape Town for the World Cup. He is very knowledgeable of the Cape Town area and it's history. I would highly recommend any of Shaheed's tours to anyone visiting Cape Town. In fact, I would recommend that you combine the tours into a multi-day experience because there is so much to see and because Shaheed does such a great job. Feel free to contact me with any specific questions, but I would recommend without reservation, that you should "Escape to the Cape" with Shaheed.

Abdullah- Saudi Arabia

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We were a group who visited SA for the semi-final and got the chance to tour around CT with this operator guided by MR.Shaheed . We found him very proffessional and well informed . We were their for 3 days and the experience was marvillous and very pleasing .

Caroline Reid

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When visiting Cape Town on 31 May 2010 we enjoyed a full day tour conducted by Shaheed from Escape to the Cape. The tour was well paced and included all the places we had hoped to see including Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Stellenbosch as well as many other great locations and scenic spots along the way. Shaheed arranged for us to rest and have lunch at a lovely restaurant by a harbour with very tasty and well priced seafood. We finished the day with photos at sunset from Lion's Head. We learnt a lot about Cape Town and its history from Shaheed and it was a pleasure to spend the day with him exploring 'the best of the Cape'. We would certainly recommend a tour with Escape to the Cape to anyone visiting the region. Caroline Reid and Darren Kennedy, Brisbane AUSTRALIA

Mrigank Shekhar

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I am an Indian National from Bangalore and visited Cape Town during the FIFA WC 2010. I found about Escape to the Cape from this Website and started sending enquires. What was pleasantly surprising was the prompt response from Shaheed even on weekends, an hour max after sending an email unless it is night time. Within 24 hours, I had exchanged around 20 emails and was able to finalize my tour plan. We took a personalized tour for 2 for 3 days (Half Day City Tour, Wine Yards and Cape Peninsula tour). The pricing was very reasonable, the service was prompt, no hiccups at all, Shaheed was there at my hotel before time and the tours were awesome. Shaheed is very knowledgeable and as a result of the tour, I know so much about South Africa that I am now the official Wiki about the country within my circle :). In fact the wineyards tour was extraordinary given the details we got about wines, cheese etc. The wineyard tour ended in a Cheetah farm where we were able to stroke an adult Cheetah and this concluded one of the best tour days I have taken. The tours have a personal touch to them and are not like other tours where you sit in a van and move around a pre decided route. We were able to customize the tour as and when required to suit our tastes. Shaheed even went out of the way at times to help us out with dinner and other personal errands which were not a part of the tour price. Overall, we are more than satisfied customers and would recommend the tour to everyone. In fact, if we ever return to Cape Town, we will like to tour with Shaheed and himself. Thanks, Nidhi and Mrigank, Two very happy and satisfied customers.

Hasan Macadam

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I was down in Cape Town with my family of four from Holland at the beginning of May 2010. In all my travel, I have not come across a tour company who was able to conduct a family tour as well this team. My 2 kids wanted to stop for toilet and rest breaks so often that i got annoyed but Shaheed (tour guide/owner) remained patient and won the friendship of my 2 spoilt brats. We had a warm day to start with and he had an onboard cooler where our drinks were kept chilled. As the day progressed the weather started getting colder & out came 2 blankets, WOW! Thats not all, he had a soccer ball with and played with my children during lunch. The cherry on the top, as the 2nd half of the day began the kids became restless and he gave them his 'ipad' to play games to keep them entertained, WOW x 10. This will remain a trip to remember and it makes me want to come back again because of his 'extraordinary' service. Thumbs up to Cape Town and Escape to the Cape!!!

Kader Parker

54321

We took the Cape Peninsula package, a bargain! Particularly enjoyed the stunning scenery on view from Chapmans Peak to Camps Bay. The excellent service from Escape to the Cape coupled with their local knowledge made the day unforgettable. We're looking into booking another package now.

Vijay Vyas

54321

Shaheed @ escape to the cape provided outstanding service whereby he used his personal phone and internet many a times to assist me with my BA staff ticket back to london, his prices are negotiable but even tho it was discounted he still gave a quality, in depth tour of the cape peninsula, wine route and city. Myself & my wife really enjoyed our experience and will definitely recommend his services.

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