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Tour Guides or Operators in South Africa to Look for in 2010
Tour Guides or Operators in South Africa to Look for in 2010

For many people the best thing about South Africa is the diversity. Extraordinary food, inviting climate and astounding hospitality are just a few to mention to convince anyone to tour South Africa. The 2010 World Cup is the perfect occasion to showcase this since the excitement and the enthusiasm is building up.

 

So if you are visiting this country, here are a few tour guides and operators to check out that could be your possibly gateway in South Africa.

1. Kwa-Zulu-Natal – Durban
Passage Through Africa: This company offers tailor made and scheduled tours in South Africa. Special packages are available to create an itinerary to suit you. Passage Through Africa is based in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban and has been in business since May 1998. Their packages can include anything from car hire, accommodation, tours, transfers, flights and even restaurant reservations. We have expertise in both group and individual travel.

Telephone Number: (031) 561 3287
Email Address: info@passagethroughafrica.com

2. Gauteng – Bryanston, Sandton
Themba Day Tours and Safari: Themba Day Tours & Safaris offers a wide spectrum of cultural, historical and wildlife orientated day tours. Their overland Safaris to Kruger Park incorporate the best of a personal lodges and Kruger National Park. Themba Day Tours & Safaris devoted to clients satisfaction therefore providing a complete one stop facility including accommodation, airport transfers, tours and safaris.

Telephone Number: (011) 4633306
Mobile Number: 082 412 0989

3. Northern Cape – Cape Town (Based)
Panorama Tours will handle any and all of your specific needs, enquiries and requirements. The Panorama holds the winning combination of dedication and experience with professionalism and a personal touch.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Car / Camper Hire
  • Self-Drive Itineraries
  • Individual Packages / Any day Departures
  • Scheduled Departures / Package Tours
  • Airport / Hotel transfers
  • Tailor-made & FIT's
  • Luxury Trains
  • Golf Tours
  • Day Tours
Telephone Number: (021) 426 1634
Facsimile Number: (021) 426 1674

4. Limpopo - The Village
Earth Africa Tours offers any day departure safaris (driving or walking in the majestic Kruger National Park, any of the surrounding private game reserves. Earth Africa has been selected a Service Provider of Preference by South African City Center Holidays it is a guarantee of excellent service and reliability.

Telephone Number: (013) 744 0781
Mobile Number: 072 299 9350

5. Mpumalanga - Kiepersol
Regent Exclusive Safaris, can be crafted to be combined to include a hot air balloon flight, helicopter flights over the Blyde River Canyon, scenic fixed-wing Micro light Bantam flights. Their offers are well above variety. From transportation, meals, pick-up points, day safaris, accommodation to a complete tour guide.

Telephone Number: (0) 82 490 8202
Mobile Number: 082 368 4159

6. Western Cape - Cape Town
LED Tours & Travel represents in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Services include Scheduled daily tours, private tours and special itineraries such as hunting, steam train safaris, game safaris and more. LED Tours & Travel can assist with luxury limousines, vans, self drive itineraries, conference and incentive programmes. They also have preferential arrangements with several top South African and foreign companies.

Telephone Number: (021) 531 3493
Facsimile Number: 086 505 3284

7. Eastern Cape - East London
Afrika Unique Exclusive Tours is the sister companies to Fish Eagle Manor Guest Lodge a four star safari style lodge in the Eastern Cape. Specialise in widely diverse Wild Life Safaris plus customised perfectly fitted itineraries including

Services include:
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Rhino and Hippo foot safaris
  • Day Game drives - no time constraints.
  • Each night, night drives for nocturnal game with spotlights.
  • Interacting and viewing wild meer’cats in the world’s only conservancy.
  • Cheetah tracking on foot - an unparalleled and humble experience standing a few feet from untamed cheetah.
Telephone Number: (043) 726 3748
Mobile Number: 082 720 8040

8. North West - Soweto
Vhupo Tours, an accredited South African tour operator, specialising in township tours (Soweto Tours), cultural tours, natural heritage tours (safaris), historical tours, trips to Sun City, township accommodation, local transfers and much more. Their tours are conducted in English, but some other languages can be catered for - please enquire. Vhupo Tours has passenger liability. Tour prices exclude drinks and refreshments, unspecified meals, telephone calls, other items of personal nature, gratuities and portage.

Telephone Numbers: (011) 936 0411
Fax Number: 082 633 9469

8. North West - Soweto
Vhupo Tours, an accredited South African tour operator, specialising in township tours (Soweto Tours), cultural tours, natural heritage tours (safaris), historical tours, trips to Sun City, township accommodation, local transfers and much more. Their tours are conducted in English, but some other languages can be catered for - please enquire. Vhupo Tours has passenger liability. Tour prices exclude drinks and refreshments, unspecified meals, telephone calls, other items of personal nature, gratuities and portage.

Telephone Numbers: (011) 936 0411
Fax Number: 082 633 9469
 
9. Free State - Pretoria (Based)
Frontline Africa is a professional tour operator conducting tours to all eco tourism areas such as the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The tour guide also takes you to other prime destinations within South Africa. They even operate tours on a national basis including Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. Tailor made tours suited to your personal needs are also done on a regular basis.

Article By: Melissa Govender
 




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