Why Choose Prestigious Africa


Private guiding

With a private guide, your trip is fully customised to suit your needs. A guide will share their passion and deep understanding of the bush, putting you in the right place, in the right moment to create "bucket list" experiences. From start to finish, your guide will ensure that you are well looked after and comfortable.

Local Expertise

Intricate knowledge of South African History as well as on the pulse with the best restaurants and experiences that the Cape has to offer.

Contagious enthusiasm

Passion breeds passion - Our love for what we do will have you as excited and engaged as we are



What respected industry figures say


  • JD has been our Specialist Guide in Cape Town for several years and has also led safaris for us through East, Central and Southern Africa as a private guide. Occasionally our guests have enjoyed his knowledge, energy and warmth of human spirit so much that they have "kidnapped" him from Cape Town (much to my delight) at the last minute taking him with on safari. He is a unique young man who is a treasured member of our professional family.
    Malcolm Ainscough
    Chairman
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  • Having guided at some of Africa’s most renowned lodges and iconic regions, JD has the rare combination of in-depth bush knowledge coupled with a historian’s appreciation of South Africa, Cape Town in particular. He is the perfect guide for either a segment of your safari or for the entire trip.
    Peter Allison
    Author of ‘Whatever You Do, Don’t Run’ and ‘Don’t Look Behind You’
  • I am the author of some 30 books on Africa, a former travel magazine editor and environmental scientist. When I was looking to expand my specialist tour guiding operation and was looking for a younger man to be able to stand in for me I sought out JD. The combination of his outstanding character, ebullient personality, safari and touring knowledge and experience are hard to replicate. Since then he has become a full partner in the business, Racontours. More of a compliment or better reference than that I could not offer.  
    David Bristow
    Story Teller
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PRESTIGIOUS AFRICA IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE MALCOLM AINSCOUGH COLLECTION.

 

Founded in 1992, TMAC represents a collaborative partnership of the finest private safari guides and pilot-guides in Africa. Exploring this vast and enchanting continent is our life’s work and joy and each member brings with them significant experience and a genuine love of Africa’s wild places.

 

See more by following this link – http://tmacollection.com/

 

Specialist Cape Town guide

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1 year ago
East African Safari Adventure November 2017

As I sift through the thouands of images and videos captured on my first two privately-guided safaris of 2018 I couldn't resist sharing the magic of the final safari adventure of 2017, East Africa, ... See more

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2 years ago

Good show JD LOVE IT .

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2 years ago

If we ever do another African safari, it will be with this guy.

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