Tour South and southern Africa with Africa Outing!

We are a Cape Town-based tour operator which specialises in private, small group and tailor-made tours throughout southern Africa - South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland.

We're a two-person tour operator (Jeremy and Steve). We were both born in South Africa (well, Steve in Namibia – at that stage, effectively part of South Africa – and moved to Cape Town in his “youth”). Both graduated at the University of Cape Town, and became teachers – each of us notching up our longest service at The South African College High School (the oldest school in the country!) in Cape Town. Jeremy taught English and History; Steve Geography.

Teaching was great – but after 12 years, we both grew restless. In school holidays over the years, we had set off in the 4 X 4 and “discovered” most of south and southern Africa (as “whities” at that time, an often mind-blowing experience!). And so we began to think – what about doing this as a living?

The rest is history, as they say – we launched ourselves into the tourism market in 1997, and haven’t looked back! We both qualified as National Guides in South Africa, and have taken many South Africa tours into our neighbouring countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe (not for a while, alas, for obvious reasons), Mocambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.

We have chosen to remain small – and to conduct all (where possible) tours ourselves. And so - we’d love to take YOU out in Africa! We’d love to help you plan your tour or safari – anywhere in South or southern Africa! Not only can we put together superb itineraries for small groups, individual private tours and group private tours. We also offer car rental and airport transfers, and can make all your regional flight and accommodation reservations as well.

From people travelling South Africa on their own to couples and small groups (we prefer working with groups of not more than 8 people at a time) we offer tailor-made, personalised tours. (If necessary, we do work with larger groups - but be aware that these mean less of a personalised experience.)

You let us know your what you want from your tour of South Africa , and we design the tour accordingly. From stunningly luxurious lodges and hotels to intimate, personal guesthouses and Bed & Breakfasts. From Cape Town and the genteel vineyards of the Western Cape region to the Namib and Kalahari Deserts. From the tropical beaches of KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique to the raw African bush of Botswana and the Kruger National Park.

And, don’t forget, South Africa is REAL value for money, with a great exchange rate. We look forward to hearing from you!


Overnight and Longer Tours

1. WINELANDS : 2 days / 1 night

Day 1 Depart Cape Town and travel into the heart of the fabled Western Cape winelands. Enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting at the Delheim Estate near Stellenbosch; a walking tour of the historic heart of Stellenbosch, the second-oldest town in South Africa.

Cape Town Day Trips

We offer a range of day trips in and around Cape Town. Join us on a day tour of Cape Town and surrounds – to some of the most spellbindingly beautiful places in the world!


This is a tour of the magnificently rugged Namibia - home to the oldest desert in the world, the Namib, as well as the semi-desert Kalahari (Kgalagadi).


Philanthropic Cultural Tours

Uthando South Africa is a non-Profit company which aims to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community-development projects in South Africa. Uthando offers tailor-made, authentic philanthropic cultural tours, visiting the projects that receive funding and other forms of assistance from Uthando and its benefactors. The Uthando tour covers an extensive discussion on South African history, the legacy of Apartheid...

Nkosi Sisekel' iAfrika

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakamis' uphondo lwayo
Yizwa imithandazo yethu
Nkosi sikelela, Thina lusapho lwayo

Morena boloka sechaba sa heso
O fedise dintwa le Matswenyeho
Morena boloka sechaba sa heso
O fedise dintwa le Matswenyeho

16th June 1976 - The Important Day in SA History

It is a day violently etched on the South African collective conscience. Commemorated over 30 years later as Youth Day, an official holiday, it is the day that honours the deaths of hundreds of Soweto schoolchildren, a day that changed the course of the country's history: 16 June 1976.On that day the government and the police were caught off guard, when the simmering bubble of anger of schoolchildren finally burst

Travel Quotes

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end"

- Ernest Hemingway

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"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa - For he has has so much to look forward to"

- Richard Mullin

Travel Quotes

"Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going"

- Paul Therox

Travel Quotes

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go, I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move"

- Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey

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"The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land"

- G.K Chesteron

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"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home"

- James Michener

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"The journey not the arrival matters"

- T.S. Eliot

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"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointment by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sal away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover "

- Mark Twain

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