Safari & Tour of Cape Town


Aug 24th, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Safari & Tour of Cape Town

I am looking to go on a safari and also spend some time exploring Cape Town. I will be travelling alone so I would like to be in a group setting, but not a large group. I have been looking at Micato, but they are very expensive! Is it worth the money? Does anyone have other suggestions?? Thanks for the help.
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Aug 28th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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Where are you traveling from? (US, Europe, far East, etc.) I believe South African Airlines offers tour packages and some are quite reasonable. You can either work with a company based where you live, or with one based in South Africa. How many days to you plan for your trip, and what is your budget? $3K....5K....10K.... As you say, Micato is expensive, but I have a friend who has made at least 3 trips with them and every one was spectacular. At the other end of the cost spectrum is Gate 1, which puts together tour groups. To be honest, I think it really doesn't matter how much you spend, because the country is amazing and the people are wonderful. Some travelers just "need" a certain amount of luxury while others don't.

Look for trip reports in this forum from South Africa, and see which details you find attractive. Almost everyone includes a recommendation for what TA took care of the details.
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Aug 28th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Agreed it depends which country you are from, there are Africa specialist travel companies in most....
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Sep 2nd, 2013, 03:08 AM
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My first South Africa visit was arranged by Southern Destinations, a Cape Town-based agency. I highly recommend them, and will be traveling next month on my second visit to SA on a trip planned by them. Give them your dates, and approximate budget and they can work out a trip for you, either on your own, or with a small group. They respond quickly to e-mails.

For East Africa, I've used Micato and been very pleased, but that was years ago and they are pricey.
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