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“Family fun in Cape Town!”

Escape + Explore - Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Escape + Explore Africa with leading Private Adventure Guides. Inspiring journeys that allow you to see Africa from a new perspective. Hike, SUP, Surf, Trail Run, Cycle and Rally through Africa's wild places. Private Cape Town Adventures Tours take in the highlights of the Cape from its mountain trails and waterways.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My two year old daughter and I spent a fantastic day with E&E in August 2016! Keeping a two year old entertained, engaged and having fun isn't an easy task but their guides did just that and more. We started with an easy bike ride down the beachfront promenade, stopping along the way to inspect the incredible public art that adorns Cape Town's Sea Point promenade - my daugher loved climbing up and over the life sized replica of Nelson Mandela's glasses and I loved learning about the history behind the art installation (they look out to Robben Island as he would have looked back to Cape Town while in prison there). Just one example of how the guides made the day fun for both adults and kids! We then spent some time exploring the V&A Waterfront, including a pirate ship play structure which my daughter loved. We had a delicious picnic lunch at the Kirstenbosch Gardens and then spent the afternoon exploring this amazing park!

I can't recommend Escape and Explore enough - the guides were fantastic and John, who drove our van, was also amazing and way, way more than "just a driver" - he has such an incredible and inspiring life story as well which he humbly shared with us.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were looking forward to have a special day. Especially because we received a detailed description of what to expect delivered at our hotel reception. In detail they described a wonderful day of private excursion with hiking to see shipwrecks, wildlife and hidden coves, seeing the penguins on a secret -not known by tourist- beach, lunch in a typical restaurant, a sunset in a vineyard and more. Also our 2 kids (12&16) looked forward after reading this promises. But unfortunately nothing of that all  Our guides said that it was not possible to deliver because it was high season (December) so what did we do : a tourist walk after we need to pay 500ran extra to go in the cape point (no shipwrecks or hidden coves or wildlife), lunch in a nothing but typical restaurant, seeing penguins via a very busy tourist spot (no hidden beach) and no sunset because we were dropped back in our hotel at 5pm… The guides were very defensive when we asked something about this and said that this was all not possible due to high season… But only the day before they’ve made the promise for this, on paper, such an nice day. Simply not honest. We complained and received a not defined discount for a new tour in the future…. Don’t think so… Be aware when you book with this organization. We did excursions with many organizations during our stay in this fantastic country and this one was the only one who was very disappointing.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

we spent a wonderful day exploring the Cape Peninsula with Nikita and John. Both of them made us feel welcomed and quickly established a rapport with our kids. they were flexible and adopted the program as the day progressed. we learnt so many wonderful aspects about SA. Nikita and John - thanks for making this trip a great experience. we will always have fond memories of the Cape.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Our family had a wonderful two days with Matt and John all around Cape Town and the peninsula. They had prepared a flexible itinerary and always let us set our own pace, which was often determined by our 7 & 9 year-olds. Matt was extremely knowledgeable and informative about the natural and physical environment, and John was able to offer history and cultural insights. The manner in which they plan and equip their adventure offers so many spontaneous options, like the impromptu surf lesson for the kids at Cape Point Park. It was my daughters birthday while we were with them, and they very sweetly produced a cake and gift for her. Our family has spent many days with private guides, and this team was by far the best. You should not miss this experience!

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Matt M
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EscapeExplore, Manager at Escape + Explore - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Hi There Matt,

Thank you so much for your detailed review of your experience Escaping+Exploring Cape Town with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time under the guidance of Matt and John, we always try to go above and beyond expectations and it was an added bonus to celebrate your daughter’s birthday with us! We hope to see you back in Cape Town in the near future!

All the best,

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