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Thompson's Touring & Safaris - Day Tours

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Ranked #117 of 266 Activities in Cape Town Central
Type: Tours, Adventure
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San Jose
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This photo safari exceeded my expectations. As a photographer, I was amazed at the variety of wildlife we saw on the first day and each of the four days thereafter. The head guide, a veteran safari leader and professional photographer, offered many good tips to make our photos sparkle. The three courteous driver/guides were well-trained and had an uncanny ability... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Have had an amazing day with Thompson's during our Peninsula Tour. As we did not use this travel company before we didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised when mini bus turned up, bang on time and with only 4 other people on board (regards to Karen & Brian). Danny, our guide for the day, was extremly knowledgable,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This tour company is a gem. While traveling with family in Africa, these travel experts took us all over. The guides, different each day, were exceptional. Each day the driver/tour expert would take care of all the little extras. The guides were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. If you are heading to Africa and want to enjoy your trip, I... More

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We used Thompson for internal transfers (numerous) and some day guiding during our 2-week stay in SA/Zimbabwe/Botswana. We were very pleased with their punctuality, friendliness and helpful hints. Our day long Cape Tour was enjoyable with our guide Mark. We felt that we were in good hands.

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