The Cape & Africa
Bespoke Inspirational Authentic Unforgettable
From bush to beach, we tailor our itineraries
and safaris to suit your requirements.
RESPONSIBLE TAILOR-MADE LUXURY TOURS IN AFRICA
Nobody travels like you, and nobody knows travel like we do.
Our aim is to work with you to create a trip that perfectly suits your values, interests, timescales and budgets.
We offer tailor-made trips to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Travel on your own or join an organised group. It’s up to you.
Together we can contribute to positive change in the tourism industry by supporting responsible tours and activities that genuinely protect wildlife and support rural livelihoods . We believe this also creates a better holiday experience for our visitors.
Get in touch and we will create your unique African holiday together.
Little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as "A World in One Country". South Africa's Rainbow Nation offers some of the diverse experiences in the whole of Africa - ranging from great wildlife, tropical white-sand beaches, first world cuisine, thrilling adventure sports, first class shopping and sophisticated cities.
Arid, windswept and desolate, Namibia epitomizes Africa's big sky country. Straddled by the cold Atlantic to the west, this is a land of giants; vast desert landscapes, rugged mountains and massive sand dunes. Epic wild animals roam across a virtual moonscape while lush, tropical greenery blankets the Caprivi in the far northeastern corner of the land. Namibia's stunningly beautiful cultural tribes, provide an inspiring and intriguing tribute to the country's soul-stirring legacy.
Vast, wild and pristine, Botswana is home to a staggering number of elephants and its incredibly diverse landscape and wildlife represents the ultimate adventure. Safari to the far reaches of the country to explore mighty rivers, dry semi-desert and the gnarled watery fingers of the Okavango Delta.
Nestled between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, Zimbabwe's magic is her wildness, adventure, varied biodiversity, stunning scenery and resplendent wildlife. From teeming elephant herds in Hwange, the raw wildness of Mana Pools, outstanding natural beauty of the Matobo Hills or the surging waters of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe's diversity makes this one of Africa's top safari destinations.
Landlocked between Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, Zambia epitomizes the remote wilderness of the 'real' Africa. Watch the rising mist hovering majestically over Victoria Falls. revel in the pink morning light as it surfaces over the horizon of the South Luangwa floodplains, or be caught in the thrill of navigating the Lower Zambezi River by canoe. Zambia has everything to offer, and more.
Idyllic and tropical, Mozambique is a virtual paradise of glittering, white sandy beaches that hug the Indian Ocean, while inland wetlands and fresh water lakes feature alongside miombo woodland forests that rise to plateaus and beautiful mountains bordering neighboring Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Mozambique's rich biodiverse marine area, including its string of pristine coral islands, undoubtedly represents the jewels in the crown of this spectacular country.
Imagine driving across open plains, dotted by thousands of large game animals that appear mirage-like in the weltering afternoon sun. To feel part of a landscape where sweeping grasslands conceal the presence of golden maned lions resting in the shade of flat-topped acacia trees. To observe elephants striding silently before the snow-capped peak of Mr. Kilimanjaro and following on foot through the African wilderness accompanied by a spear-carrying Maasai or Samburu guides. Habari!
A cauldron of sweeping scenery, teeming wildlife, thrilling adventure, exotic tropical beaches and ancient landscapes dating back to early humankind, Tanzania ranks as one of Africa's top wildlife countries.
Isolated from the African continent, the giant island of Madagascar is home to an extraordinary variety of unique animals and plants. The surviving forests and woodlands are home to more than 100 species of fascinating, beautiful and endangered lemurs, as well as the world's greatest diversity of chameleons. Madagascar attracts wildlife enthusiasts from around the globe and responsible tourism provides the best chance of saving this priceless biodiversity.
Africa has been a sought after continent by so many, from the pioneers who have gone before us to the modern explorers of today. Whether you are traveling romantics, a multi-generational family, or an adventure seeker wanting to experience the beauty and facets of ever changing landscapes, and to enjoy the many cultures and wildlife Africa has to offer along the way, Africa has something for everyone.
There are few experiences that conjure up images of romance, unparalleled beauty and a vast sense of thrilling adventure as a safari to Africa.
You might find yourself sipping on the flagship wines of the vineyards of the Cape to hiking up the majesty of Table Mountain. You could travel to Kruger to experience the magnificent African sunset and enjoy the freedom of wildlife whilst relaxing in luxury accommodation or roughing it in a tree house. This is a continent of savannas with widely scattered trees and shrubs that pave the way to spectacular landscapes of dessert, jungles and pristine coastlines.
At our deepest roots, the African continent communicates with our souls. Travellers return home, not only with exciting stories and adventures to share with friends and family, but with a better understanding of our inherent connection with nature; a feeling of having belonged, a sense of awe and a broader world view from having experienced nature in the raw.
TCD Destination Management Company (Pty) Ltd t/a The Cape Discovered design custom itineraries for bespoke travel only in Africa and the Indian Ocean, and our ‘little black book’ of contacts is testament to our personalised approach and dedication to details.
Whatever you would like to do and see, be it following the wildebeest migration in Tanzania, gliding on a mokoro through Botswana’s Okavango Delta, canoeing down the Zambezi, walking in remote Zambian parks, adventure sports like bungy at the Bloukrans Bridge or simply soaking up the sun on a beach, start your adventure by browsing the countries below. A lavish and indulgent getaway at one of the Kruger National Park lodges or a once-in-a-lifetime fully guided safari in East Africa with an Indian Ocean Island ending, we are dedicated in our pursuit of ensuring that your experience is unforgettable.
"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.
But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it?
How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?
Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?"
– Brian Jackman -
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of its total land area.
With classic sightings of spectacular wildlife on open savannah plains and in deep green forests, the continent also boasts tropical islands, genuine traditional cultures and no less than 129 World Heritage Sites, each and every one representing Africa's unique natural and cultural heritage.
Some of the planet's most iconic and inspiring sites are found in Africa, from snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro and Cape Town's Robben Island, to the cascade of thunderous water surging over the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Many of these break records: the Okavango is the world's largest inland delta, the Namib is the world's oldest desert and the Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact volcanic caldera. Africa also hosts one of the Earth's last and largest, massive animal migrations.
We specialise in creating tailor-made itineraries that often combine visits to more than one country or location on the African continent, at your pace and within your budget and timeframe.
An experienced and professional destination specialist will respond to your enquiry and will be your personal travel and destination adviser and contact - your Personal Travel Butler!