What our guests say...

"What an incredible experience our family had touring The Cape thanks to the extensive planning and thoughtfulness that Melinda put into making this the trip of a lifetime! I'm sure it wasn't easy for you accommodating the diverse needs and requests of our family but we are so grateful to you and felt like you became part of our family during our time with you. So a huge THANK YOU Melinda for sharing your country with us and teaching us so much about the wildlife, geography, flora, and history as well as taking such good care of us along the way. Your passion for South Africa and enthusiasm is contagious and we simply would not have been able to do a fraction of what we saw and experienced without you at the helm. I cannot imagine not returning to South Africa now and hope that upon returning our paths will cross again."
~ Kenton from Canada ~ 

15 Day Bespoke Private Tour, Private Game Reserve, Cape A'gulhas & Garden Route, Whale Coast, West Coast, Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands 

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"Melinda introduced me to her wonderful country 10 years ago with an itinerary that couldn't be beat.  I still have dreams about the people, wildlife and vistas.  Can't wait to go back and see more amazing sights and make memories that cannot ever fade!"

~ Sandi from Canada ~

14 Day Bespoke Private Tour, Private Game Reserve, Garden Route, Whale Coast, West Coast, Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands, Route 62, Pilanesberg 






"Thank you so much Melinda Woodhead of The Cape Discovered Tours and Safaris ... what an awesome experience we had today! You are a charming and knowledgeable hostess! Thank you for all the interesting knowledge that you shared with us, the attention to detail, the wonderful eats and your fabulous company! We had a wonderful experience and will not hesitate to highly recommend your service to all our friends, both local and international! Truly a Five Star experience!" 
~ Mike & Lucille from South Africa
West Coast Seasonal Spring Flower Power Full Day Private Tour


"If we are ever lucky enough to make it back to South Africa, we will definitely have Melinda orchestrate our travel plans again.

A trip to South Africa warrants an enormous amount of research time and precise planning. Our family consists of my husband, our three children aged 12, 10 and 8 and myself. We are a very busy family, with lots of activities, and little time to spare for planning a trip of this magnitude.

Melinda’s extensive knowledge of her homeland allowed her to design us a highly customized itinerary, in a very short time frame. Melinda also ensured that there was flexibility in her master plan, in anticipation that weather or personal needs might cause changes. Our trip started with a Safari experience, and ended with a tour of the West Coast region.

Melinda did the planning for our entire trip, finding us a high quality Safari adventure that was less expensive than the Safari we had preliminary sourced by ourselves. She knew the recommended Safari lodge would be ideal for our family and it exceeded all of our expectations.

Melinda personally met us at the airport and her meticulous attention to detail carried through, as she brought drinks and blankets for the children. As we toured the West Coast of South Africa with Melinda as our guide, she offered many tidbits of knowledge, including historical, political, geographical and environmental. Her love of South Africa and passion for its beauty and people shone through as she led us from one breathtaking scene to another.

Her custom planning of activities tailored to our family’s interests was very much appreciated. We are very interested in nature, wildlife and beaches, and Melinda ensured that we covered as many sites as reasonably possible given our short stay and in consideration of the needs of the children."

~ Lisa, Glen and family from Canada ~

8 Day Bespoke Tour:  West Coast, Cape Town, Cape Town and Peninsula & Private Game Reserve



"Everything was great!  Our accommodation was exactly what we wanted and the activities on our itinerary was well planned and suited our needs.  Our holiday in South Africa was a wonderful family experience with so many magical moments.  Melinda's personalised touch made us feel right at home.  We will be back!"

~ Mary, Josh, Elizabeth & Scott from Canada

12 Day Bespoke Tour:  West Coast, Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands, Overberg, Private Game Reserve