Uncovering the hidden gems
tucked away in the mountains
of one of the most beautiful
wine producing regions on earth
Explore the south-western extremity of the African continent, a treasure trove of marine diversity and one of the richest floral kingdoms on the planet
Immerse yourself in the thunderous roar of one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Why Choose Prestigious Africa
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.
Intricate knowledge of South African History as well as on the pulse with the best restaurants and experiences that the Cape has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.