Custom Travel Planning at it's best

If  you are looking for that something 'more', something 'unique', something 'authentic' for your holiday in South are in the right place. 

Welcome to Custom Travel Planning and Destination Management by The Cape Discovered.

The Cape Discovered, Tours & Safaris specialises in creating custom travel and private journeys in the beautiful, complex and unique country that is South Africa.  We are experts at crafting itineraries for individuals, families and small groups for any length of time you wish to stay. Simply let us know how many days you have available together with your special interests and we will take great pleasure in creating a package for your perusal that will exceed all your expectations and make your South African 'bucket list' a pleasant reality.

Custom Travel Planning in 3 Easy Steps:

1.  Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation with our Custom Destination consultant, we will learn what it is you are expecting on your trip to South Africa. This consultation can take place via Skype (its always nice to see the other person!) or can be telephonic at a time that is mutually convenient. Be prepared to provide as much detail as possible about what you want.  Information we will need includes proposed travel dates and length of tour, number of traveller and ages of each person in the touring group, type of accommodation you desire, level of activity, destinations you wish to visit, and experiences you are looking for, etc.  Be prepared to discuss your travel budget. We will share, free of charge, our knowledge of components of your trip such as accommodations, meals, transfers, activities and more. You will receive a Travel Planning Questionnaire to complete at your leisure; which should be returned to us by e-mail in order to start the custom plan.  This Questionnaire is confidential and is only used to assist us in creating a travel itinerary around what you and your group is looking for. Based on the initial consultation, we will suggest a Draft Itinerary tailored to your needs and budget. If you like our suggestions and wish to proceed, we move to the next step.

(Cost: $300 per week or part thereof.)

2.  Fine tune your Custom Itinerary

Through further communications - e-mail, Skype, telephone - we will fine tune the Draft Itinerary with you to arrive at a suitable itinerary based upon which you will authorise us to proceed.    We will then confirm availability and, if available, will place the arrangements on hold and present you with a final itinerary and price.  If we have captured the essence of the trip you are looking for, you can choose to confirm the trip with the deposit.  If you decide that the itinerary requires further modification or if the trip does not work for your proposed travel dates, we will revise the itinerary and return it to you for review and confirmation.

3.  Your custom plan is booked and managed

Once your Draft Itinerary has been confirmed and placed on hold, we require completed reservation forms and a deposit to secure all bookings and reservations.  The deposit can vary depending on the trip; however, it usually averages 50% of the total cost of your custom trip. Once the deposit is received, we will secure your travel arrangements and forward to you all necessary details.  Your custom travel consultant, with whom you booked your trip, will continue to work with you ensuring you are well prepared for the journey of a lifetime.

Enjoy the value of having all your travel arrangements handled by a professional, from planning your special adventure to pre-departure trip preparation materials.  Our custom packages are often less expensive than other companies' scheduled trips.  We are eager to combine our local knowledge and custom travel expertise with your personal interests to create the trip of a lifetime.

Good to know

  •  Every trip we plan is as unique as each of our clients, although one sure thing they have in common is that our services are aimed at the traveller who does not want to be part of a big structured coach tour, or struggle with unfamiliar maps in a rented car.  Our guests are discerning travellers, looking for authentic experiences in South Africa. 
  • Although there is an itinerary, we travel at your pace, and will stop at any time you wish for photos;  our tour is completely flexible and the schedule can be changed at any time for those special moments which occur on a great holiday. 
  • The cost of our service and parameter of service is fixed in advance and does not change, unless you ask for significantly more time than agreed.
  • A custom planned trip with you and your travelling party as the main focus is often less expensive than being part of a large coach tour group.  
  • Due to customisation of our tours as well as price fluctuations during the year, prices for our tours will be quoted on request.

Our Travel Planning Questionnaire

When completing our Travel Planning Questionnaire, please keep in mind that we are a professional destination travel and management company that specialises in creating, coordinating and implementing South African travel experiences.  Arranging appropriate accommodation, airport transfers, overland touring and booking of internal flights to your safari hideaway or recommending unique dinner experiences is all in a day's work for us.

Completely custom designed itineraries are based on YOUR needs, length of stay, must-see list and the profile of your touring party.  Therefore, no 2 plans are alike, but the same great quality of service and attention to detail is guaranteed.

When completing the Travel Questionnaire, please provide as much information as possible and return it to us sooner, so we can start planning your South African experience of a lifetime.

The Travel Planning Questionnaire is intended solely to elicit the information required to plan, coordinate and book your custom holiday in South Africa.

* Please note:  All information provided is private and confidential and will be kept strictly as such.*

To have our online Travel Planning Questionnaire e-mailed to you, please click here.


Chapman's Peak Drive is arguably one of the most scenic drives in the world offering  breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Experience the beauty en route to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

To avoid disappointment, it is necessary to pre-book for our private day tours and well in advance for custom trips involving  private game reserves and safaris.