Southern African Tours (Pty) Ltd

Let our wealth of experience and knowledge guide you in creating your once in a lifetime African Safari. Our tours are unique, safe, well researched and practical. Our accommodation is carefully selected to ensure a quality experience as well as being excellent value for money. We specialize in both Private (tailored to your needs) and Self-Drive tours.

We are a small and personalized operator. Either myself, the owner or a passionate and knowledgeable South African tour guide will be your host. Larger operators may sell you package deals which upon close inspection do not offer you private tours of Cape Town and surrounds that we offer.

Craig Lucke

I am Craig, Director and Tour Guide of my company, a passionate and experienced African enthusiast who will take you ‘off the beaten track’, reveal the true African adventure and allow you to experience more than your heart desires.

Born in Cape Town I spent my youth surfing, diving, safaring and exploring Southern Africa. I have lived outside of Africa in France, Sweden, America and Canada, and subsequently speak a few languages.

With a great understanding of the overseas market and love of Africa, I qualified as a National Tour Guide 15 years ago and haven’t looked back.

Choose us and the only real danger is you won’t want to leave!!

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Gerard Maritz

Southern Africa Tours, tour guide Gerard Maritz is a sixth generation South African, who has years of experience guiding both local and international visitors around South Africa. He is passionate about his country and has an exceptional knowledge of its peoples, geography, history, flora and fauna. He goes behind the text book descriptions of South Africa and brings to life the people’s, their contributions to what made South Africa the diverse, exciting country it has become.

His knowledge and enthusiasm in guiding guests to the popular tourist sites, together with the many fascinating sites and places which are not that well known is contagious and will leave you with lasting memories and a wish to return.

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