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M18432 is owned and operated by Kevin Matheson, a Scottish South African who has lived in Cape Town for 25 years. Kevin was born and raised on a farm in the Scottish Highlands which instilled a passion for nature within him. After studying as a Field Guide in 1999 and again in 2006 he formed this company.
We specialize in private customized tours and safaris from Cape Town, South Africa. Our tours are aimed at giving a personalized experience of the wonderful natural beauty of Cape Town and the Western cape. We use very comfortable air conditioned vehicles for transport. Whoever books the tour has exclusive use of the vehicle and qualified guide. The vehicles are registered for tourist passengers and carry passenger and public liability insurance.
Our guides are qualified field and cultural guides registered with the Dept Of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT). We are members of Cape Town Tourism and Kevin is a member of the Cape Town Tour Guides Association.
Questions and Answers
We offer private customized tours and safaris from Cape Town, South Africa. Our tours are aimed at giving a personalized experience of the wonderful natural beauty of Cape Town and the Western cape.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
The business started operating in 2006 after the owner identified a need in Cape Town for a tour company to provide more personalised/customised tours for couples, families and small groups that didn’t want to join bus or scheduled tours.
2. What is your company's mission?
To provide a wonderful and memorable experience of Cape Town and South Africa, in the hope that our clients become our friends and ambassadors.
3. What does your company specialize in?
On the tour side we specialise in big game safaris, eco tours and guided hikes. On the service side we specialise in giving our clients personal and immediate attention. All our specialist guides are very experienced (all over 40 years old) and are totally client focussed. The business is very much based around sustainable and Responsible Tourism. Our guided hikes are very popular as we are probably only one of very few companies who provide that specialist service in Cape Town.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Kevin Matheson is the founder and owner of the company. Kevin was born and raised on a farm in the Scottish Highlands, where he learned to have a deep love and appreciation of the natural environment. He moved to South Africa in 1984 to work as an engineer, but all his spare time was spent in the wonderful natural areas around South Africa. He decided in 2006 , after completing his level 2 field guide training to start this business so that he can combine his twin loves of nature and hard work and put them to good use.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The two most popular packages are at opposite sides of the comfort scale and are the 3 day luxury safari and the Cape Of Good Hope guided hike. The 3 day safari is at an exclusive game reserve located about 300 kms from Cape Town and is a truly stunning natural environment. The lodge has a comprehensive conservation program and is very famous for having the only free roaming white lions in Southern Africa. The accommodations there are truly luxurious, so all in all it is a great package. On the opposite side of comfort is the Cape Of Good Hope 2 day hike, which takes in 42 kms of walking the magnificent coastline around one of the worlds iconic landmarks. In the evenings we are the only ones on the reserve, and this is a real attraction for the guests.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
We have been blessed with many truly happy clients who have given us many wonderful compliments in our guestbook. A recent one from an Australian couple was quite special : “As we said in the text our tour exceeded all our expectations one hundred fold and quite spoilt us for anything else. Subsequently our voyage on the QM2, whilst a nice rest, fades into insignificance!” . We were extremely happy to hear that we outshone the QM2 !
My husband and I had an excellent experience with M18432. From start to finish, I found the company to be professional, organized and very helpful. Our guides
... view more were knowledgeable, thoughtful and passionate about their work. We had a fantastic tour, and we would highly recommend it to others.
Thank you, Vanessa McDonald
Cape Town Tours
We had a fantasic trip and a very enjoyable stay in Cape Town thanks to you. The safari was fantastic and although we didn't spot that lepoard, we seen all
... view more there was to see around and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I have passed you details on to our friends and cousin who hope to travel out to Cape Town in October. You made our stay and wine lands day very special, and I personally will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in the future.
Cape Town Safari
We wanted to say a big thanks to you for the great trip. Indeed, we felt we got an extra day's expertise as we followed a lot of your tips when we went to
... view more Spiers on Sunday. We ate at Moyou and went to see the cheetahs and the birds. They expect to have new cubs arriving in about 4 weeks. Rather unexpectedly Spiers gave another dimension to some of the reserve experiences. Despite the fun of 'petting' cheetahs the girls are definitely of the view that the long slog of the Inverdoorn project is probably better. We all enjoyed our time with you enormously and felt that we got so much more from the experience than would otherwise have been the case. Please do pass on our thanks to Grant as well. We hope to come back to Cape Town at some point - there is so much more to do. However, we doubt that we will ever manage to replicate the privilege of the 'private' game reserve!
Great week in Cape Town
We had a great week in Cape Town. Thanks for arranging all our tours, the personal touch really made our holiday a special one! Its a shame we didn't have
... view more more time, I think there was plenty more to see - maybe we'll visit again! The day with Nthuseng was fabulous and a great way to end our trip, she was truly inspiring and opened our eyes to what life in the townships is really like.Lots of memories, lots of photos...... thanks again!
Best day of our holiday, a personal and professional service that provides so many little extras that make it far better value for money than using the
... view more mainstream operators. Saw and learnt so much that we would never have known about and felt that we were with people who were genuinely looking to make sure we had the best experience possible and we certainly went away feeling we had. When there are countless numbers of people who try and part you with the maximum amount of cash for the minimum amount of provision it was refreshing to meet people who strive to provide a high quality professional service in the format that suits you best for a price which we were happy to pay. If we return to South Africa again we know where to start. Thanks