This is a guest blog from Pamela McOnie of Cape Fusion Tours.   Pamela started her Cape Town touring company in 2003.   

Cape Fusion Tours is a small tribe of guides who share the same passions in life –  first and foremost we love the Cape and all of its foodie offerings. Our aim is to give you a taste of our beautiful city from all sides. We are proud to have been a preferred touring partner to Hills of Africa Travel for many many years!  If I had a to guess I think that I had my first Hills of Africa clients in 2006!  Thank you Hills of Africa for sharing your amazing clients with us!  

All of us are trapped at home at the moment.  We are living in an unreal world where nothing seems normal.   And we are all longing for the same thing.  To escape and to explore the world again.   We are longing for the wild outdoors, and even for the not so wild,  we want to be able to feel that we are in nature.   We simply want open spaces and sky.   I love the new hashtag people are using at the moment #dreamnowtravellater  I want the later to be now.  I want to be sitting on top of a mountain with a glass of wine, perfect blue skies, trees below me, and sunshine on my skin.

In many ways South Africa is the perfect travel destination for 2021.   We have endless space in our country.  Our safari experiences allow you to truly be away from humanity and to immerse yourself in nature.    Most visitors to our country combine a Safari Experience with a visit to Cape Town.

Cape Town is my hometown.  My touring company has specialized in tours of the Cape since 2003.   We offer private tours of the Cape region.  Our aim has always been to show you why we love every second of living here.

We want to share who we are and our history.   We offer you the opportunity to climb under the skin of the destination and to dig deeper.    Part of understanding a destination is getting an idea of who the people are,  exploring their culture and their cuisine.   We offer two food tours where you get to dig a little deeper into who we are.   Our Cape Town Eats City Walking tour is an essential introduction to the Cape on your first visit.   This tour allows you to literally taste who we are as a city.    It is a walking tour and we explore most of the city and chat as we go along.

We are obsessed with the beauty of our where we live.  Table Mountain is our backdrop and the canvas behind our lives.  The Cape has endless coastline offering wonderful views of the sea and the cliffs as you meander along the coastline.   45 minutes away from the city you have a mountainous area known as Stellenbosch.   This region is also one of the most famous wine regions in the country, is home to many of our top restaurants and dates back to the late 1600’s.   Mountainous farmlands with abundant space.   I cannot wait to go for long walks on wine estates.  (I am not a hiking guide!   I wish to meander through the vines!   Perhaps even stop and dance with headphones among the vines at Black Elephant Vineyards!)

We have never had mass tourism in our country.  Next year we know the travel season will be quieter.   This will mean a year where one gets the best service ever as everyone will roll out the red carpet for any visitor!

We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful South Africa.   I hope my visuals have made you start dreaming about visiting us!   Come visit us and let us show you our version of the Cape Town we love.


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We at Hills of Africa Travel know that packing for Africa can be a stressful time. You want to pack everything but still want to meet your baggage requirements. To help alleviate some stress, we provide our clients with a detailed overview of what they need to pack when traveling to Africa. However, it is […]

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Adventurous Walking Safaris with David Amyot

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Now that you have a bit of an understanding about what goes into becoming a professional guide, we decided to give you a bit of an insight into a walking safari. Thankfully, David Amyot, was more than willing to give us some details about going on a walking safari. Written by David Amyot, Professional Safari […]

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What it takes to be a Private Guide!

April 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us for this week’s guest blog by David Amyot. Last week David highlighted his upbringing and where his passion for the African “bush” came from. This week he gives us a bit of insight into what it takes to become a professional guide and the reason there are so few in […]

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Why we love using local guides!

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Traveling to Africa? Plan your perfect trip with luxury destinations, breathtaking views & wildlife with expert advice from Hills of Africa Travel.

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A Hidden Gem ~ Chobe Game Lodge

March 3, 2020

Traveling to Africa? Plan your perfect trip with luxury destinations, breathtaking views & wildlife with expert advice from Hills of Africa Travel.

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Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Why you need a trip to Africa!

February 11, 2020

Traveling to Africa? This is the experience that we at Hills of Africa would love to provide you with!

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Once in a Lifetime Uganda

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We had VIP clients recently complete their trip of a lifetime where they not only saw the gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, they also visited the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, as well as Murchison Falls for fabulous safari viewing, Kibale for chimpanzees and Queen Elizabeth National Park for more safari, lion, elephant and […]

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Victoria Falls is NOT DRY

December 10, 2019

There has been a recent onslaught by the media about Victoria Falls being dry, I can share with you, I WAS JUST THERE and it is not! I am here to please ask the media to stop circulating the alarmist headlines and reports about Victoria Falls barely down to a trickle. This is having a […]

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