East Cape Tours
- Offices In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 1998)
- Member Of:
- ATTA, SATOA, ATOL & SATSA
- Tour Types:
- Custom luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $26 to $106 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Frantz | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Helen | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
First Class Service
We have just returned from South Africa for which Cearl at East Cape Tours did the organising of internal flights, accommodation and the Safari. The service we received was first class. Cearl was really helpful, professional, knowledgable and efficient. Thank you
Email Grace | Experience level: first safari
Amazing Trip all thanks to Valencia!
For our first safari in Africa we decided to go to Sabi Sands private game reserve which was incredible. The whole process went seamlessly thanks to our amazing agent Valencia Sifo. She was extremely responsive and very helpful at answering all our questions for the trip. I would highly recommend her to help you plan a trip of a LIFETIME! Thank you Valencia.
Email Beat | Experience level: first safari
Flexible, trustful, reactive, good choices - highly recommended
My trip was planned by Denise and Colin. First of all they took into account that I've already booked something in 2020 (than Covid came) - perfect!
I wished that they plan only few things and not the overall trip and they showed a lot of flexibility in the planning to make it tailor-made for me. Overall they invested a lot of time and I never got the impression, that they didn't want to! In my opinion prices where also very fair.
Places and drivers where very nice and the most important: As I once had a problem with an extra-booking with an external provider (where East Cape Tours didn't do anything wrong), they where very reactive also in the evening to sort the problem out.
Would recommend to anyone to plan a trip with East Cape Tours!
Email Prerana | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Jacky is the best! Right from day 1 she was helpful. She listened to our requests and came back with excellents deals and worked well with our budget. East cape tours are prompt and respond quickly. Even with the time differences, they come back with quick responses and work efficiently with their clients. I will recommend them to my friends and family for future travel adventures.
Email Andy | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Our planner (Cearl Marney) was perfect and she exceeded all expectations.
My now wife and I took our honeymoon trip to South Africa. We used Cearl at the travel company and she was absolutely incredible. From the very first conversation she was super attentive and really considered all of our needs and budget. We wanted the trip of a life time and she made that happen. Cearl carefully planned our itinerary, listening to all our wants, and formulated a trip specifically tailored to us. Further, Cearl went above and beyond to ensure fair prices as well as safe and reliable tours and transfers for the entire trip. Every aspect of the trip was planned out for us and we really just needed to show up. Cearl has vast experience with the southern Africa area and even has perfect guides and transfer partners to show you the best time. I highly recommend this travel company for any trip to South Africa or that general area and you will not be disappointed. My wife and I are big travelers and had very high expectations for a luxurious honeymoon to the Sabi Sands reserve, Cape Town, and the wine country, and all of these were exceeded.
Email Ken | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Trip and tour exceeded expectations, thanks to Cearl Marney.
Had a terrific “bucket list” vacation to South Africa planned by Cearl Marney at East Cape Tours. Despite the difference in time zones, she was extremely responsive, patient and thorough. Recommended stay at Ulusaba was beyond expectations, in addition to lodging arrangements in Cape Town. All transport arrangements made by Miss Marney were on time, courteous and efficient.
Email Alli | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
So helpful - made the trip!
After vetting several travel companies in search of help planning our trip to Africa, we fell into the hands of Cearl from East Cape Tours. I had submitted enquiries on countless safari lodge websites, and her response was punctual and helpful. I spoke with Cearl on the phone for roughly an hour, describing what we were looking for, and she presented full itineraries for a few various safari options. Once our decision was made, she communicated with the property on our behalf -- sending everything from arrival and departure details, room requests, dietary restrictions, etc. and even succeeded in getting us a more competitive rate.
Every detail went off without a hitch. All of our transfers appeared as promised right on time, and our safari experience was UNBELIEVABLE. We decided on Ulusaba, and wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Thank you to Cearl and East Cape Tours for guiding us through some of these challenging decisions and action items. It was the trip of a lifetime!
Email Michael O | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best vacation i've ever been on.... by far
What made my experience great?
- Our driver, JV, was AMAZING! He was one of the most well spoken, experienced, knowledgeable, and professional workers I have ever encountered. By the end of the trip, I considered him a dear friend. Make sure you get JV as your driver and tip the man what he deserves!
- Our bartender, Ishmael, was one of the most kind people I have ever met. He was always there asking if there was anything else that you needed. A great conversationalist and an even better person!
- Our private chef, Mama Kate, whipped up some of the best meals I have had in my entire life! Her lamb shank and Ox tail were to die for and her homemade desserts were out of this world!
Overall, it was the best vacation ever. Thank you to everyone on the team that helped to make it happen. Would reccommmend to anyone!
Email Mike | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best Experience/Trip of my life
I have been on many vacations previously. This is single-handedly the best experience I have ever had. It was unlike anything I have done before. Not only was the safari itself amazing, but the staff was even better. We saw everything that we had hoped to see and then some.
This is due to our AMAZING tour guide JV. His knowledge in his field is absolutely unrivaled. Any question we had there was an answer for. He knew exactly where to look to insure that we saw everything, and was able to explain it to someone not as educated with extreme patience and full of information.
In addition we had our chef, Mama Kate, made some of the best food that I have ever had. She catered to a few preferences our group had and still made food that felt authentic to South Africa while still maintaining a familiar feel of something home-cooked. She sure was able to make sure we had the energy we needed for the long days!
Ish was our bartender and that man can make a drink! Incredibly friendly and tentative. Like everyone else, he made sure that we had everything that we needed at all times. When he wasn't making drinks he was telling stories and having a great time hanging out with the rest of us as well.
The rest of the staff that we did not spend as much time talking to yet was still around was amazing as well. The place truly felt like home with all of the smiling faces and welcoming people.
I cannot express enough how satisfied I am with the trip and how these new friends of ours made it that much better. Thank you so much. If anyone is on the fence, let this be your sign, book it ASAP!
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