History

Big Blue Sky Tours was founded in August 2000. Within five years it had become a small but established brand in the ever-growing South African tourism industry. Growth in the client base has largely been via word of mouth recommendation and repeat visits to areas where we operate.

There are a million ways to catch a glimpse of Cape Town. This brilliant video is just one. If you’d like more than a glimpse, get in touch and let’s start planning your tour.

Cape Town accolades

  • We have just had the 20 millionth visitor up Table Mountain
  • Cape Town International Airport has been judged Africa’s best
  • Conde Nast 2015 third best food city in the world, and first in the world for quality at good value.
  • Kirstenbosch has been voted the most spectacular garden in the world (2015 International Garden Tourism Awards, announced in Toronto)
  • World Design Capital 2014
  • First Choice “must visit” world cities, New York Times 2014
  • First Choice “must visit” world cities, Guardian UK 2014
  • World Travel Awards – Africa’s Leading Destination 2014
  • 3rd Best City in the World, Best in Africa and Middle East – US Travel & Leisure Best In the World Awards July 2008
  • One of the World’s Top 10 Cities – US Travel & Leisure July 2005, July 2006, July 2007
  • 8th Top City in the World – Condonast Readers’ Choice November 2006
  • Favourite Foreign City – UK Telegraph 2004, 2005
  • #1 UK Long Haul Destination – UK Trends and Spends Survey 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Ideal Travel Destination – Markinor-Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2005
  • Best Travel Destination in Africa and Middle East – US Travel & Leisure
  • One of the World’s 5 Bluest Sky Destinations – Expedia.co.uk July 2006
  • Boulder’s Beach – World’s Best Family Beach – UK Telegraph March 2007
  • Cleanest City in SA – DEAT Annual Cleanest Metro Awards March 2007
  • 3rd Best City in the Top 10 World Food Cities – Lonely Planet Blue List 2008
  • Best Destination, Africa – World Travel Awards May 2008
  • Best City to Live in, Africa and Middle East – Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2008
  • One of the “Places of a Lifetime” – National Geographic Traveller, July 2008