What Our Clients Say

Could not fault the Clarendon Fresnaye, La Fontaine, Rosenhof. Would have loved to stay extra days! Loved the whole experience of this trip and wished we could have seen more. Thanks Inken for a wonderful holiday!


We had a wonderful holday! thank you!


Fantastic experience, absolutely no complaints. Would not hesitate to use and recommend Rainbow Tours to family and friends.


Please thank Inken very much from us. She did a fantastic job of sorting out our brilliant holiday. The guide and tracker went the extra mile for us (several miles in fact) to find some wild dogs. They spent all morning trying to track them down but didn't manage at first, but we did see them in the evening. The following morning we saw a lioness hunting wildebeest. . The meerkats were fantastic! and we thouroughly enjoyed the sleepout under the stars! . I would recommend this holiday. I think it's the best I've had. Everything went well!


Yet again a wonderful trip to Africa, thanks to the team at Rainbow Tours! Its great to travel with confidence in the knowledge that all the groundwork has been done, and we look forward to our next trip - before too long, we hope!


Overall, a first class experience. Some great memories of the people and places. Anton Roberts in particular was excellent in the service he provided. Very impressed also with the service from Inken at Rainbow Tours. .


Anton Roberts was a super host, nothing was too much trouble and this is a holiday you should promote to more familites! It is certainly a holiday to make people relax! and big thank you to Rainbow Tours for putting it all together for me, it was a real family joliday, as we do not get to fo it very often these days. .


A big thank you to Inken for helping to organise a fantastic holiday. .


Superb holiday! Many Thanks !


'Best holiday ever! Clarendon Bantry Bay: beautiful hotel. Too busy to use the pool!. Ocean Eleven Guest House: beautiful. De Zeekoe Guest Farm: fab location & meerkats and ostrich safari. Leisure Isle Lodge: Cher was brilliant; really made a fuss of me on my birthday. Inyati Private Game Reserve: BEST THREE DAYS EVER!!! Best holiday ever. All organisation and activities perfect. Lee was brilliant with her bookings and coordination of the whole trip in conjunction with you guys. Thank you - a 50th birthday never to forget! Great additional info from you guys too'.

Mr and Mrs Marks

Transfers were top notch; we were treated as special guests with 5 star service on all transfers. Lazarus was an amazing safari park ranger, very knowledgeable and never wrong with his identification of birds and wildlife. He could spot anything when travelling through the park, whether it was daylight or dark. Grant provided us with the perfect package, the safari was excellent and the hotel in Mauritius was fantastic. We would like to thank Grant for putting together a special holiday which met all of our needs. The service from him was top class as well as the holiday itself where everyone we met, from hotel or safari lodge staff to the drivers and assistants on each transfer were so helpful and friendly; the whole trip went smoothly and without a single problem. Well done and thank you.

T. and J. Hood

We had a great trip. The directions for car travel were particularly good and appreciated. Many thanks!

Stephen Bull

We felt the V&A Waterfront was the perfect place to be based in Cape Town as you could walk out and around with no problems even at night. Thank you so much to Kirsten for organising such a good tour for us.

T Beezer and S Eales

Thank you Kirsten for orchestrating what we will remember as a holiday of a lifetime. Your recommendations were spot on and we have been ‘singing your praises’ to everyone. Thank you for helping to arrange a visit to Hamilton Russell – what a fabulous day. We were lucky with our stay at Gondwana because we had a number of game drives and could see the animals. Some mornings were misty and if you only had one drive you might have come away having seen lots of clouds. Meals there were a real mix– from superb to buffet style. We loved it.

J & H Follows

We had a great trip and would recommend.

Mr Bratt

Overall it was an outstanding tour, well thought through with plenty of variety. We had plenty of time at all the venues. Both tour guides went out of their way to ensure we saw as much as possible. .

R Powell

This was an astonishing holiday, with the original itinerary determined by my need to complete research for my third novel. But Candice succeeded in taking this initial plan and ‘bolting on’ all the extras that turned the experience into the best holiday of our lives . .

D McCall

From the very first telephone call you could not have been more helpful. Everything was done to perfection the ‘wildcard’ seemed to make check into camps easier. We just wish that we had found you earlier in our travels. Thank you. .

N & R Willis

This has been a fantastic holiday from beginning to end. All accommodation has been superb. Our safari was out of this world. We would stay at all the properties again [Trevoyan Guest House, Whale Rock Lodge, Bitou River Lodge & Amakhala Woodbury Lodge] and use Rainbow Tours for future holidays. Chania has been very attentive all through the booking of this holiday. Everything went very smoothly. Thank you.

I & K Appleton

A wonderful holiday expertly put together. We expect to return to South Africa again within a couple of years and will certainly use Rainbow again. Kirsten couldn’t have been more helpful, thank you. .


Thank you for organising a great trip to South Africa for us. Everything worked perfectly, and we had a lovely and varied holiday.

Patricia R

We had a fantastic holiday, everywhere we went knew that we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, we had wine, champagne and the honeymoon suite at La Plume. We loved the South African people, they were so kind and helpful, all of them a very memorable holiday.

John and Janet Driscoll February 2012

My husband and I have recently returned from a marvellous two weeks in South Africa. We travelled independently starting in Cape Town, then by car to Clanwilliam in the Cedarberg, the Winelands, and finally Hermanus. Everything was extremely well organised, and the accommodation in each case was first class. This was our third visit to South Africa, and I am sure we shall return!

A Walker

The service from Rainbow Tours went without a hitch we had a brilliant time throughout our journey.


The service and documentation from Rainbow Tours for our South Garden Route Africa holiday was excellent. Amakhala, Bitou River Lodge (amazing breakfast), La Plume, Trevoyan and Cathberts were all excellent!

S. Noble

What a superb experience!

L Marangos

(Our consultant) was extremely helpful especially during the planning stage. Excellent service from Rainbow Tours. .

R. Lush

Your service and documentation was excellent - Useful information and a clear

P Murrells

All hotel, B&B Guest House accommodation excellent… Fantastic holiday. Highly recommended.

A Anderson

Service and documentation by (Rainbow Tours) is excellent - Useful information and a clear itinerary, [with] clear instructions to find each guesthouse.

P Murrells

Afton Grove [in Cape Town] was as always, excellent. Protea King George [in George] also very good, as before. This is why we come back to Rainbow Tours and South Africa! .

D Grahame

We stayed at delightful boutique hotels in South Africa. Trevoyan in Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Birdwood Boutiques in Pretoria and Rissington Inn [in Hazyview] are all excellent. Service and documentation by (Rainbow Tours) was excellent.

C Queen

Thank you (to Rainbow Tours) for a wonderful holiday [on the Garden Route]. All worked superbly and your recommendations were spot on. Much appreciated. .

A Richardson

A wonderful super holiday well planned and delivered to plan. All involved shall be congratulated.

B Jackson

I had a brilliant holiday. Thank you so much for organising it for me.

H Blake

Our consultant’s knowledge and advice put together a great first trip. Well documented from the outset. A great thank you for working with us to design this trip. SA was an amazing place to visit; only problem was trying to fit everything in. [Our consultant] advised us that we needed more time and now we know why.

D Darke

An excellent trip made all the better by the smooth and efficient travel arrangements. We may never have a better experience.

M Greenfield

Every part of this holiday went really well. Thanks to [Rainbow Tours] for setting it all up. It’s the first time we’ve used your company but it won’t be the last. Many thanks again.

J Isaacs

Every part of this holiday went really well. Thanks to [Rainbow Tours] for setting it all up. It’s the first time we’ve used your company but it won’t be the last. Many thanks again.

J Isaacs

This has been a superb holiday from beginning to end. Thank you for all your help in putting an excellent itinerary together for us.

R Philpott

The country and the safaris exceeded our expectations. South Africa and safaris are “so us” according to the children! .

S Ford

Excellent service… Kirsten was great at all times. The country and the safaris exceeded our expectations. .

S Ford

Can’t tell you how great we thought it was - an excellent safari stay.

J McCrea

Our consultant listened to what we wanted and delivered it efficiently. This is the second time I have used Rainbow Tours and will do too again. .

T Taylor

Thank you for organization (our) trip. All went well and we had a superb time.


We had an excellent first trip to South Africa with all arrangements working as per the itinerary.

H Aitken

We stayed at delightful boutique hotels in South Africa. Trevoyan in Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Birdwood Boutiques in Pretoria and Rissington Inn in Hazyview are all excellent. Service and documentation was excellent.

C Queen

So far as the service offered by Rainbow was concerned, this is the first time we have used you, but we were very impressed. We are very grateful to [Rainbow Tours] for taking the time to plan the tour with us, and for being so ready to incorporate our suggestions... We were very impressed by the package of paperwork which arrived before our departure and which we found very useful. Once in South Africa, everything ran very smoothly, with no trouble with any of the bookings for accommodation or travel.

S & J Bradley

The variety of destinations on this self-drive holiday was excellent.

Mr John Lowther

Shelley Phillips

Travel Specialist

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  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

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  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

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  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
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