The Cape Explorer is a Cape Town (South Africa) based boutique-style touring company. We offer a dedicated focus on personalised, custom-designed and special interest tours and experiences covering South Africa’s much-acclaimed Western Cape region.

At The Cape Explorer, it’s all about you – the traveller – and your interests, preferences and requirements. With us, custom-designed tours mean just that – each tour is unique and each day spent with us is different.

Our guests will not only experience the most beautiful city in the world from a variety of angles, they will also enjoy an exclusive in-depth experience, be inspired by the region’s breath-taking natural beauty and explore incredible natural and cultural diversity.

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At The Cape Explorer, we strive to exceed expectations always by offering you the most unforgettable experiences combined with the utmost professionalism and personal service. We pride ourselves on the special attention we put into every detail of our tours to allow you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy every moment of your Cape experience.

Please take a moment to browse through our website and be inspired by the various destinations featured and our scenic drive options and special interest tours to create your very own dream experience, while we do the planning and fine-tuning for you.

All our tours are available in either German or English, and are available as full-day or half-day itineraries. WiFi is also available in our vehicle(s).

In addition, we offer extended full-service attention and assistance for longer-stay visitors to ensure your all your needs are taken care of during your stay.

Come and share our passion … let’s create unforgettable memories together!

Dream Escape Discover …  The Cape Explorer

Axel Simon, Founder and ‘Chief Explorer’

Born with the travel bug and grown up near Cologne, Germany, Axel has been fortunate in his professional career, spanning over 30 years in the travel and aviation industries, to have been given the opportunity to live and work in a number of different locations around the world.
‘Spending extended periods in various countries is a great way to experience their particular cultures and ways of life first hand’, he says.

During his last corporate posting – in South Africa – Axel fell in love with the country and decided to leave the corporate world behind to move permanently to his favourite city, Cape Town.

He now follows his passion, which is to share this beautiful part of the world with his guests and inspire them to come back.

Axel Simon
Axel Simon Owner of The Cape Explorer

Giving back to our community

Former South African President Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world.”

At The Cape Explorer we stand firmly behind these words and believe in investing and giving back to our community.  We are actively involved in supporting iThemba School Capricorn, a pre-primary school that bridges the educational gap for 75 children between the ages of three and six years old.

iThemba means “Hope” and as such the school, situated in the impoverished area of Capricorn 20km outside

Cape Town, brings hope to many children whose parents are unable to provide nutritious meals and pay for education to prepare their children for primary school.

The school provides these young learners with a safe and creative environment where they can flourish and develop to their full potential.

For more details visit iThemba School Capricorn