Topdeck vs Cape Town Safaris.com - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 4.5
Activities — 4.5
Lodging — 4.5
Transportation — 4.5
Meals — 4.5
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Amazing experiences

5.0 December 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just completed the 28 day London to Athens tour and it was one of the most amazing experiences. Lloyd was an amazing driver and a really fun person to be around which really added to the trip. Nicole was an incredible group leader and knew so much about everywhere we were going. You could tell they were both so passionate about their job which just made the trip that much better. Would definitely recommend topdeck tours to my friends back home.
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Tour Topdeck Company Reviews

So grateful that they we’re our trip leaders

5.0 December 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just finished my first time ever in Europe with an amazing Topdeck tour! Alex and Flozza were a great team and I’m so grateful that they we’re our trip leaders. Can’t wait to start planning my next trip!
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Comfortable and like we were a little family

5.0 July 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I’d just like to give a special mention to Nick our tour leader on the Meridijan Croatia sail. I’ve never met someone so organised, supportive and enthusiastic. He not only went out of his way to make sure we all had the best trip but he made us feel comfortable and like we were a little family. He was professional by being able to lead definitely the rowdiest bunch of people I’ve ever come across and at the same time have fun with us. I’ve been travelling all through Europe and that week was definitely the highlight thanks to him.
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I really enjoyed Botswana

5.0 May 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I couldn't find you on TripAdvisor, so I'll leave a review here.
I just got back from a tour with a company that subcontracted with Jenman. Everything seemed to flow well, and Rex and Mats were great guides, full of knowledge and easygoing with a large group. They also were very talented trackers, especially Rex. I mean, Rex spotted a porcupine on the night drive with a spotlight. What the what? It was crazy.
I really enjoyed Botswana and will look forward to returning again.
There was some confusion about our accommodations; one of the reservations were cancelled and then we were promised a tented camp which didn't end up being the one we actually stayed at...this caused some issues with long drives because I don't think we were at the place we were supposed to be. Since I don't know where that mix up happened, I'll keep this at 5 stars due to the experience with the guides and the stays/drives at the other locations, which were great.
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Tour Cape Town Safaris.com Company Reviews

This has been the most incredibly beautiful trip I've experienced so far...

5.0 May 2016
MS
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just got back from the "Botswana Wildlife Breakaway" tour and I simply loved it!! I was amazed by the sheer beauty of the nature, the vastness when driving through Botswana or Zimbabwe and of course by the pure elegance of all the spotted animals. Dexter and Ruth were the most wonderful tour guides you could possibly wish for. This has been the most incredibly beautiful trip I've experienced so far...
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Tour Cape Town Safaris.com Company Reviews

The accommodation was great and our guides were excellent

5.0 April 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a fantastic tour to Botswana with Jenman. The accommodation was great and our guides (Ntando and Rex) were excellent. Loved getting to experience true African wilderness without having to worry about organising anything ourselves.
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Tour Cape Town Safaris.com Company Reviews

Tours 459 Trips 2 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 132 $ 135
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Africa
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
Headquarters Chiswick, London, UK Cape Town, South Africa
Year Established 1973 1993
Solo Friendly Good for singles, No single supplement N/A
Tour Languages English N/A
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    About Topdeck

    Founded in 1973, Topdeck has been providing fun, adventurous trips around the world for 18-39 for over 40 years.

    What Makes Topdeck Travel Stand Out?

    Topdeck tour focuses on providing friendly and authentic guided group tours where like-minded 18-39 year old travelers can have amazing group experiences. There are several trip types to choose from, from camping, to immersive, to multi destination, to sailing.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Topdeck?

    Sociable, adventurous, budget conscious 18-39 year olds are the kinds of traveler who will gravitate to Topdeck. Though they offer a few different distinct travel styles, there is definitely a sense of an ongoing party, with travel as the conduit and underlying shared interest.

    If the idea of being around a group of similarly aged people - many of whom may be exploring internationally for the first or second time - being spontaneous, and meeting locals (often in the environment of bars or clubs) is unappealing, then Topdeck may not be your cup of tea.

    Introverted travelers, or those for whom an extensively planned itinerary including many museums and historical sites is ideal, may want to hunt around before choosing a Topdeck tour.

    That is not to dissuade the more observational traveler - who may very well find a group they gel with perfectly on a Topdeck tour. Only to caution that you will be surrounded by several extroverted personalities.

    The bottom line is if you are game for anything, are traveling on a budget, and don’t mind fairly basic but comfortable accommodations and inexpensive meals - sometimes on the go - then you will enjoy the Topdeck tour experience.

    Top Destinations

    Topdeck has tours throughout the world, in Europe, Australia & New Zealand, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

    Topdeck Travel Style

    The Topdeck travel style is tied quite specifically to their audience. These tours are great for youthful and energetic 18-39 year olds looking for a good time and to make new friends.

    In the interest of keeping their tours affordable, travelers with Topdeck will need to make a few allowances. For example, hostels and hotels may be situated quite far away from the city centers. You can also expect some long travel days. The more of a good sense of humor and adventure you have, the more you’ll enjoy the experience.

    Why Choose a Tour With Topdeck

    Feeling the urge to connect with travelers in your age group, have fun, and make lasting friendships? Topdeck has over 40 years of experience in adventure travel, which has helped them create epic low cost trips for 18-30 somethings.

    These tours are certainly not for those who prefer to take things slow. You will be running around, moving between a lot of places - which in some cases means very long bus rides - going out a lot, meeting new people, and staying active throughout your tour.

    If your ideal travel experience is more methodical and planned out in nature, Topdeck may not be for you.

    But if you are an adventurous and social travelers eager to absorb a new culture and make new friends, then hop on board!

    About Cape Town Safaris.com

    For a one stop shop to find safaris, day trips, and accommodation around South Africa, head to Cape Town Safaris.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    A local expertise and knowledge that helps them design many different kinds of safari and day trips in South Africa. With a specialized local focus, they are a great place to start your journey in South Africa.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Travelers heading to South Africa wanting to experience a safari while they are in the country. Or if you are interested in a day trip around Cape Town during your visit to South Africa.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Their day tours and safaris are all located in South Africa, primarily Kruger National Park. They also provide itineraries for self guided driving routes and other ways to see Cape Town.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you are looking for a specially curated day trip or safari in South Africa with all accommodation and experiences taken care of, this is the perfect way to have an incredible time in South Africa. If you are planning a long vacation in Africa, perhaps visiting several countries, Cape Town Safaris is a great option to make the most of your time in South Africa.

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