Private Tours South Africa

This is what we really prefer to do - private tours of South Africa! You let us know what you would like to see in South Africa - perhaps a combination of elements from some of the scheduled tours, perhaps all your own ideas - and we then design a specific private tour for you or your group. As ex See more details

Cape Town Day Trips

We offer a range of day trips in and around Cape Town. Join us on a day tour of Cape Town and surrounds – to some of the most spellbindingly beautiful places in the world! 1. CAPE PENINSULA HIGHLIGHTS Travel via the spectacular Atlantic seaboard to Hout Bay fishing harbour. On via the most b See more details

Three Countries - South Africa, Namibia and more.

South Africa Private Tours, Mozambique  Private Tours and Zimbabwe  Private Tours - all in one! BOOK NOW! Africa Outing is one of South Africa's longest established small tour guide operations catering to small group tours and private tours.   Click here for full details. See more details

Cape Town Winelands Day Trips

WESTERN CAPE WINES   The Western Cape is world–renowned for its many fine wines, and visitors to Cape Town duly make the pilgrimage to the wine region to sample the produce and also enjoy the spectacular beauty of the area. However, with such a plethora of wine estates and co-operatives avail See more details

South Africa Rainbow Tour 2015

South Africa Rainbow Tour 2015 Day 1 Arrive O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Met and transferred to accommodation at the Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse in the suburb of Melville. Dinner at one of the many restaurants on the trendy Melville strip – to own account. See more details

Overnight and longer tours of Southern Africa

1. WINELANDS : 2 days / 1 nightDay 1 Your group or private tour will depart Cape Town and travel into the heart of the fabled Western Cape winelands. Enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting at the Delheim Estate near Stellenbosch; a walking tour of the historic heart of Stellenbosch, the second-oldest See more details

Namibia Private Tours and Namibia Group Tours

  This is a tour of the magnificently rugged Namibia - home to the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, as well as the semi-desert Kalahari (Kgalagadi).   Day 1 Arrive Windhoek, the capital city. A short tour of the city centre, including the Christuskirche, Tintenpalast and Alte Feste muse See more details


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Travel Quotes

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.

“Ex Africa semper aliquid novi.” (Always something new out of Africa)
Pliny the Elder. Historia Naturalis.

“I see a turning wheel
On a dusty track,
Caught in the void and empty space
In between there and back,
And the paradise of going somewhere
That's still so far away.
Happy, boy you bet I am,
Holding on to this mile for just as long as I can -
Chris Rea, Heaven.

“Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world -
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows. For my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses.


Small group and private tours of South Africa

Tour South and southern Africa with Africa Outing - premier personal tourguides!

We are a Cape Town-based tour operator which specialises in private, small group tours and tailor-made private tours throughout southern Africa - South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland.

We're a two-person tour operator (Jeremy and Steve). We were both born in South Africa (well, Steve in Namibia – at that stage, effectively part of South Africa – and moved to Cape Town in his “youth”). Both graduated at the University of Cape Town, and became teachers – each of us notching up our longest service at The South African College High School (the oldest school in the country!) in Cape Town. Jeremy taught English and History; Steve Geography.

Teaching was great – but after 12 years, we both grew restless. In school holidays over the years, we had set off in the 4 X 4 and “discovered” most of south and southern Africa (as “whities” at that time, an often mind-blowing experience!). And so we began to think – what about doing this as a living?

The rest is history, as they say – we launched ourselves into the tourism market in 1997, and haven’t looked back! We both qualified as National Guides in South Africa, and have taken many South Africa tours into our neighbouring countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe (not for a while, alas, for obvious reasons), Mocambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.

We have chosen to remain small – and to conduct all (where possible) tours ourselves. And so - we’d love to take YOU out in Africa! We’d love to help you plan your tour or safari – anywhere in South or southern Africa! Not only can we put together superb itineraries for small groups, individual private tours and group private tours. We also offer car rental and airport transfers, and can make all your regional flight and accommodation reservations as well.

From people travelling South Africa on their own to couples and small groups (we prefer working with groups of not more than 8 people at a time) we offer tailor-made, personalised tours. (If necessary, we do work with larger groups - but be aware that these mean less of a personalised experience.)

You let us know your what you want from your tour of South Africa , and we design the tour accordingly. From stunningly luxurious lodges and hotels to intimate, personal guesthouses and Bed & Breakfasts. From Cape Town and the genteel vineyards of the Western Cape region to the Namib and Kalahari Deserts. From the tropical beaches of KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique to the raw African bush of Botswana and the Kruger National Park.

And, don’t forget, South Africa is REAL value for money, with a great exchange rate. We look forward to hearing from you for your guided tours of South Africa and Southern Africa!


Travel Quotes

Travel Quotes from South and Southern Africa
Thursday, 12 August 2010

"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa - for he has so much to look forward to."
Richard Mullin.

"Tourists don't know where they've been; travellers don't know where they're going."
Paul Theroux.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey.

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.”
G.K. Chesterton.

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”
James Michener.

“The journey not the arrival matters.”
T. S. Eliot.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
Mark Twain.

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding – The Four Quartets.

“Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.”
Brian Jackman.

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