This Tour Is Offered By
East Cape Tours
- Offices In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 1998)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, SATOA, ATOL & SATSA
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
East Cape Tours specialises in tailor-made tours to suit our customers. We make travelling easy and hassle-free, as we arrange everything on your behalf and according to your ideas of a dream vacation. What sets us apart is our ideal location in the Eastern Cape, nearby to the wonderful places we recommend for our clients. We are therefore able to make use of the smaller, more highly-rated, owner-operated guesthouses/boutique hotels that offer personal service and true South African hospitality.
Professional in every way
Cearl was our tour operator. After interviewing us, she went about organizing the perfect trip. We were supposed to go 4/2020 and we subsequently had to reschedule the trip 3 more times before we went this year. She canceled and rebooked this long trip for us each time professionally and patiently. We even changed the itinerary once. This was a fantastic trip, exceeding our expectations. At the end, we tested positive for Covid ( we had no symptoms) and could not fly back to the USA. We found out late in the evening of our last night. I emailed Cearl and she was on the spot, explaining the next step and setting us up to quarantine in a wonderful place. It is so important to have a good tour operator. Also, we are thankful we got travel insurance.
Efficient and very thorough organisation and personnel
Excellent service and nothing is too much trouble. Would definitely use them again
She demonstrated excellent attention to details and interest in our comfort and happiness.
Our trip to South Africa was broken into three segments. First of all we toured Johannesburg with a guide, Thabang (Moreafrica Tours) and enjoyed visiting the Capitol Hill and the prison which has been upgraded to a museum for persons who were held illegally for political crimes. We then toured the Nelson Mandela home and museum. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to Soweto and we were able to actually go in the homes of some of the very poor people living there in the projects. We visited a daycare and it was heart wrenching.
The second segment of our trip took us to Embali Lodge where we experienced fantastic food and exciting Safari adventures each day we were there. The accommodations were luxurious and the staff was very attentive. Our guide, Moshe was well educated and a great communicator.
The final segment of our trip took us to Nkorho Lodge which was equally luxurious and also a very accommodating staff. Our food there was wonderful and we experienced the outdoor baumer dining by bon-fire and candlelight.
We again saw many animals on every single safari trip. We saw hundreds of elephants and nearly a 100 lions as well as many leopards, zebras, rhinos, hippos, Giraffe, monkeys, water buffalo, wildebeest, wild dogs, hyena, impala, and various other deer like animals. It was quite thrilling to see so many animals living in their natural habitat. We never felt threatened and we had outstanding guides and trackers each time we entered the bush. Our guide was Peter and our tracker was Chris. They were warm, welcoming and very eager to please.
East Cape Tours so helpful in difficult circumstances.
I booked a multi centre trip which we unfortunately had to postpone due to Covid, Lynn helped us promptly to rebook the entire trip for next year, there was no additional cost and nothing was too much trouble, I highly recommend them.
Really looking forward to it, I am desperately in need of a vacation.
DO NOT BOOK WITH COMPANY !!!
After nearly a month of waiting to hear back from the 'CEO' we are finally told that they will not provide a refund even though the country is not letting us travel there. This was a honeymoon trip and our wedding is cancelled, so unhelpful. This was the only provider who we have encountered problems with, all other bookings in our trip were kindly refunded. Awful customer service. Silly company really as I imagine everyone who experiences this will not book with them in the future.