What We Do

Experience a new level of exploration with Guided Scintilla, our revolutionary touring concept that puts you in control. We are proud to operate a collection of innovative day tours under our own touring label, crafted by individuals who share a deep passion for travel. What sets Guided Scintilla apart are the key differences that make each tour truly exceptional.

  • Flexibility is at the core, allowing you to tailor your day according to your interests, ensuring a personalized and immersive experience.
  • Our expert guides, specialists in their respective fields, are not just storytellers but also bring destinations to life in a unique and captivating way.
  • We comb the Cape in specially customized vehicles, equipped with everything you need, including an onboard pantry, toy box, inflatable stand-up paddle-boards, and hiking packs for spontaneous stops and impromptu escapades.
  • Prepare for real-life experiences that prioritize quality family time with our interactive family tours, offering fresh air, exciting exploration, and unforgettable adventures for both young and old.
  • Experience the best of each region with our unique excursions that take you off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Discover hidden gems and exceptional highlights along the way.
  • Indulge in delectable, flavour-filled journeys, from savouring wholesome local eats to enjoying wild beach picnics and chefs’ tasting tables.

Unleash your sense of adventure with Guided Scintilla and embark on a tour like no other, where every moment is tailored to your interests and filled with unforgettable experiences.

Why Book With Us



The freedom and ability to spend your time pursuing what interests you most.

Expert Guides

Expert Guides

Specialists in their fields, they make the destination come alive through vivid storytelling.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Action-packed playtime in nature and fun exploration of places unknown, for young and old alike.

Customized Vehicles

Customized Vehicles

Equipped with an onboard pantry, toy box, inflatable stand-up paddle boards and hiking packs for impromptu stops and spontaneous adventures.

Tailored Day Tours

Our day trips feature a variety of interesting highlights and activities but can also be tailored to your liking, whether that be that history, nature, art, food, wine, adventure or cultural interactions.

locationTrip Cape Town, South Africa

City & Table Mountain

Explore Table Mountain for incredible panoramas and wander through the inner city, soaking up the magical vibe of Cape Town.

locationTrip Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Peninsula

Wild national parks, bohemian seaside villages, secluded beaches, a working fishing harbour and a surfing hub on the False Bay Coast.

locationTrip Cape Winelands, South Africa

Cape Winelands

Excellent family-bonding time, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

locationTrip Overberg, South Africa

The Overberg

Spend the day immersed in a breath-taking coastal landscape, tracking the Marine Big 5 (seasonal activity).


Guest Testimonials

Discover why our guests select Scintilla for their travel to Southern Africa.

Hi Cuan.  Just wanted you to know we have had an amazing time in Namibia!  What an experience!  Yesterday we stopped off at a bar in a very remote village after tracking elephants and had beers and danced with the locals which was fantastic.  Between the orphanage, stops in many villages, the kids we’ve gotten to meet, the Himba village and of course all the animals it has just been incredible.  You organized quite a trip for us!  And now, Botswana!!!

The Soloman Family, USA

My week in Namibia was sensational and went seamlessly. From the welcoming pickup from the airport to the beautiful accommodations and fascinating road-trip across much of the country, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of particular note, the food at Hoodia Desert Lodge was impeccable and the al fresco lunch prepared by the guide after the visit to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei was simply magical. The sundowners at both Hoodia and Onduli Ridge were top-notch, each offering breathtaking views and fabulous Namibian gin cocktails and bites. What made the entire journey so easily enjoyable was the daily itineraries and maps presented to me upon arrival and the overall organization and attention to detail. My solo sojourn was truly flawless, and I will recommend it widely!

Sarah Scott, ZA

Cuan, everything going to plan so far with stunning weather and excellent service and amazing wildlife in Etosha!! Thanks again for your professionalism. Everything has been magical, and we have definitely brought some luck with us being the first group to find the elephants only after 10 minutes of looking !! Really appreciate your help, and I will be recommending you to our friends back home.

Tom Last, AU

Our guide Charlene was out of this world. She was charming, intelligent, and fun and she showed us the best of Cape Town while also educating us on the journey Cape Town has taken from Apartheid through today. We were fascinated, engaged, and overjoyed to spend our final days in Africa with her. She is truly outstanding.

Paul & Wendy, UK

The trip was FANTASTIC, and our guide Marcus was absolutely superb! We took all of his recommendations for our last free day in the city and can’t thank him enough for the stellar suggestions.

Thomas & Mary Louise, Canada

Please convey my thanks to the Cape Town guiding teams! Without a doubt our most memorable moment of the trip was our visit to the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Chizzy. A major positive, thrilling time. The penguins, picnic and swim at the reservoir, continual birthday celebrations for Jack’s 18th Birthday were all home runs.

Suzanne, Jack & Family, USA

The most important thing for me to tell you is that we had a fabulous time with James exploring the Peninsula of Cape Town! Along with our visit to the Zeitz Museum, our day with James was a highlight of the time we spent in South Africa. He was friendly and open about discussing his experiences growing up with apartheid which I really appreciated. I enjoyed the towns we visited, the restaurant where we had lunch, our visit with the penguins, and our hike out to the shipwreck. Thank you!!

Emma & Lori, USA

Well, we finished up Cape Town this evening, heading to safari tomorrow. We loved the country tour and winery tour, absolutely amazing. Also, our guide for both days, was one of the best we have ever had. We couldn’t imagine a better time and she couldn’t be more flexible. Thank you for setting up this first part of the vacation and setting us up with the tours.

Cory & Heather, USA

It was great! Everything worked out perfectly! We absolutely loved the Sidecar experience – wow, was that fun! We loved our guide in Cape Town, Josh, he was the BEST! He was so fun. We took him for dinners and played golf with him! We just thought Cape Town was fantastic. Wine Country was great. Fantastic.

Joseph, Marsha & Family, USA

On Saturday, we met our guide, Charlene, who was OUTSTANDING. We had missed the Zeitz Museum, and she was happy to let us rearrange our schedule so that we could tour it as well as taking me to a beautiful craft market to buy gifts.  On arriving in the wine country, we enjoyed an amazing lunch at La Motte.  With Charlene's background in wines, she was able to recommend the best wineries to visit on the winetram, as well as several good restaurants in the area.

William & Constance, USA

Cape Town was so scenic and beautiful.  Had an interesting visit around town and to the houses of parliament with a very accommodating guide James.  James made that whole experience everything it was and deserves a lot of credit. What a great place to visit!  What phenomenal food!  What masters of hospitality they all are in Africa!

Jeffery & Barbara, Canada