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Thompson's Touring & Safaris - Day Tours

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Tours guides made our holiday great!

Our tour guide Michael was super chill. Went with the flow. Didn't Rush us. Was soo informative! He went out of his way when our luggage didn't show up. He stopped at the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Diane G
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We just got back from our honeymoon in South Africa & Mozambique and we used Thompson's in a few different capacities. First of all, they were used to pick us up and help guide us through all airports. The staff was always there on time - extremely welcoming - and always willing to lend a hand. We never had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited S.A under the tour offered by thompson cape town tied with Thomascook.in for touring over there but the tour manager provided by them were free lancer and they use to remove one or two sightseeing from the itenary even the tip of $5 per day asked by the company but these free lancer asked $6.5 perday which was... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our tour guide Michael was super chill. Went with the flow. Didn't Rush us. Was soo informative! He went out of his way when our luggage didn't show up. He stopped at the only place open so that our group could buy essentials and delayed the next day's event to see if luggage would show up when we anticipated it.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had a tour of the city of Cape Town and Robben Island with an excellent guide from Thompson's - `Ish,' short for Irshall. He is extremely knowledgeable and was happy to answer all our many questions. He took us to Bo-Kaap, the Castle, District Six and its museum, telling us about each and leaving us a little time to... More 

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San Jose
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115 reviews 115 reviews
79 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a South African owned tour company with presence in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, etc. The quality varies. Driver and guide services: all good and consistent across countries. The vehicles: excellent in South Africa, but not in Zimbabwe, some vans works but some vans have no air conditioning, which made the scorching heat unbearable. But this... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

During a month-long travel throughout So Africa, I booked two tours with Thompson's of Cape Town. I was extremely happy with the tours and tour guides. The Tour Guides were long time residents of Cape Town and had extensive knowledge of history, geography, wildlife and current events. The price was very reasonable. Guides were on time and vehicles were clean.

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Nelspruit
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Thompsons Travel / Tours / Safaris & Safaris Direct On Thursday 18 September 2014, at around 10am, I was in the Kruger National Park. The Park has a speed limit to protect wildlife from vehicles. I was horrified and disgusted by the speeding and reckless driving of game viewing vehicles, belonging to branded safari tour companies: 1. Thompsons Tours /... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There was a wide choice of safari and cultural activities at Hazyview. We chose Thompsons and were delighted to be advised by Michelle Immelman who corresponded before we travelled, kept in touch after that and met us on arrival. The tours she suggested were brilliant. When one of our number was ill she was keen to ensure that things were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We started our 14 days Johannesburg to Cape Town tour on Aug. 17, 2014. We were picked up by Thompson's Tours at the airport in Johannesburg and transferred to the hotel promptly. Our tour guide Paul met us at the hotel in the evening for a meeting. He gave us a hotel card which enable us to have a 50%... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our group toured South Africa with Thompson's for 14 days in July and I am happy to say that not one part of our itinerary went wrong. Our guide Craig was very efficient . He took care of any little problems we encountered, gave us sound advice, and our bags were always in our room when we arrived at our... More 

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