Exploring Cape Town private tours straight out of the tourist environment and mindset, seeing Cape Town and surrounds the way you want to, at your pace, and with the people you choose.

Your host, Craig Taljaardt, was born and bred in Cape Town. He’s surfed (tried and fell off, a few times), swam, eaten, drunk, driven, walked and cycled Cape Town from corner to corner. He started Exploring Cape Town in 2013 in response to interest from friends and a desire to show people the ‘real Cape Town’, the “Cape Town” he loves to call home.

Every tour is private – designed just for you and your travelling companions.

Every tour can be customised to your needs and expectations. Create your own Cape Town day tour or allow yourself to be guided by a local.

Every tour is totally flexible and responsive to your input, ensuring you see the Cape Town and surrounds that interests you, as well as the hidden gems, the parts that are off the beaten track, the parts few tourists see.

Be as specific or as general as you please – a leisurely drive, or a jam-packed Cape Town, day tour – and all with a local’s insight into what Cape Town is, and what it can offer you.

Design your own Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek private tour or base your day on one of the existing tours. Click on the links below for more information.

It’s an experience, not just a postcard…EXCITE YOUR SOUL!


Adventure Peninsula Tour
Boutique Bespoke Wine Tour
Cape Sidecar Adventure
Hike & Cape Peninsula Combo
Cape Winelands Tour
Constantia Winelands Tour
Darling Beer & Wine Adventure
Cheese Lovers' Experience
Death by Chocolate Tour
Franschhoek Ultimate Foodie & Wine Tour
Stellenbosch Gourmet Food & Wine Tour
Stellenbosch Winelands by Helicopter
Winelands Cycle Tours
Great Whites and Fantastic Wines
Hermanus Whales and Wine
Hike, Diamonds & Wine
Surfing and SUPing
Cape Town City Tour
Full Day Safari
Vehicle & Driver Hire
Adventure Peninsula Tour
Boutique Bespoke Wine Tour
Cape Sidecar Adventure
Hike & Cape Peninsula Combo
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