Our vehicles are maintained to the highest standards and offer comfort and convenience along with piece of mind and insurance cover of R2 million. Our fleet currently consists of over 300 vehicles with an average age of less than 3 years. All vehicles from 7 seat mini busses to 52 seat luxury coaches are maintained by our own mechanics at our depots in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We employ or contract over 500 people who are passionate about the company, the tourism and transport industry, and all of them are offered the best opportunities to reach their goals and fulfil their ambitions. Staff training in all fields affecting our operation is ongoing and encouraged to ensure that we offer the very best experience to our clients.
Cape Town scheduled day tours include full day or half day tours showing off the best sightseeing Cape Town has to offer. The spectacular views from the top of Table Mountain, the magnificent beaches surrounding the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point and The Cape of Good Hope, whales, township visits, history, culture and Robben Island are all waiting for you.
The delicious wines and the scenic beauty of our Winelands area on a full or half day Winelands tour are not to be missed. Our guides share interesting information which enhances the experience. You can also combine wine tasting in the magnificent Hemel en Aarde (heaven and earth) Valley with whale viewing in Hermanus from July to November. On Sundays the wine estate we visit on our Whales and Wine tour is closed, so we visit a Cheetah sanctuary which allows you to get up close to admire these great cats.
Want to see the Garden Route you have heard so much about? We do all the work on this one! The tour includes all accommodation and meals, sightseeing excursions and transport. You will enjoy wine tasting, the Cango Caves and Ostrich farm, a game drive at Botlierskop, the impressive Knysna Heads, a picnic on the Keurbooms River, and all the other unique splendours this famous area has to offer.
Durban is the warmest place to be, with its sun soaked, golden beaches and the Indian influence extends to tantalize the senses with tastes, and smells of curries and spices, to vibrant colours and exciting rickshaw rides along the Golden Mile. From Durban you can visit the battlefields of Isandlwana, take a 4 x 4 to the top of the Sani Pass in the Kingdom of Lesotho for a drink at the highest pub in Africa, enjoy a Zulu experience at Shakaland, visit the amazing uShaka Marine World, or take a safari game drive in the oldest game park in Africa, the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Visit the magnificent Drakensberg and World Heritage Site of Giant's Castle to see the enigmatic Bushman paintings.
The Hylton Ross Touring experience stretches up to the north of our country. Our Johannesburg full and half day tours include a scheduled tour to Soweto, one of the biggest townships in South Africa, to see the only street in the world where 2 Nobel Prize Winners lived: Nelson Mandela and Reverend Desmond Tutu. You can also experience five different African tribes when you visit Lesedi Cultural Village on our History of Humankind tour. Visit the World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind and the Maropeng Visitor Centre on this tour for a unique chance to travel back in time and interact with extinct species and experience the evolution of life on our planet. A flutter in the casino at Sun City with a game drive into the Pilanesberg National Park looking for the Big 5 is an exciting day out. The Journey to Freedom tours are filled with excitement, emotion and amazement! A tour of the city is mandatory!
Johannesburg will surprise you when it reveals history on a visit to Liliesleaf to find out more about apartheid and the country’s political development, or you may want to visit the Cullinan Diamond mine to see where the enormous diamond in the British Crown Jewels was found.
St Lucia tours offer unique opportunities to search for Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles hatching from their eggs and making their desperate and dangerous dash to the ocean. Also included are picnics on the beach, sundowner safaris and guided walks through the Eastern Shores Game Reserve, or game viewing from our boat on the St Lucia Estuary.
Our Hluhluwe tours include game drives in open safari vehicles with tiered seating to offer through the best opportunities to see the Big 5 in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, the oldest game park in Africa. This is where the White Rhino has been brought back from the brink of extinction. The wilderness will enchant you in the heart of Zululand, where Hluhluwe tours offer adventures into the lush and wild terrain where Zulu kings used to hunt.
Naturally, no visit to Africa is complete without a visit to the famous Kruger National Park for a bush experience – and a game drive in an open safari vehicle. Join us to find the Big Five! From Hazyview, Hylton Ross tours will take you to see endangered wildlife at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and Chimpanzee Eden at the Jane Goodall Institute. For spectacular photographic opportunities, take a boat trip through the greenest and third largest Canyon in the world. Sail past the second tallest Tufa waterfall on earth and find the 'Weeping face of Nature'. Hylton Ross tours also offer a variety of adventure activities to make your experience an exhilarating adrenalin rush, from white water rafting and abseiling, to elephant and horse whispers, or scenic drives on quad bikes, we offer amazing experiences.
You’re in Africa! To visit the Shangaan River club to see tribal dancing, or eat in the bush on our African Night Experience is indeed a magical African experience! Walk in the wild African bush inside the Kruger Park, or watch the sunset on a safari with us! The natural beauty of the Panorama Route will take your breath away!
Equally interesting are the Malalane tours which include a visit to the exciting city of Maputo in Mozambique. Enjoy a drive into Swaziland and catch a glimpse of the Banana Leaf Dancers or explore Bushman paintings for a unique experience.
We have been operating since 1980 and we invite you to make use of our local knowledge. Whether for a scheduled full day or half day tour, or in a chartered vehicle, our aim is to give you your dream holiday. If you don't find what you are looking for on our website, please contact us on
. We will endeavour to move the world to see you on one of our luxury coaches or open game drive vehicles.
Whichever route you choose, and whatever area of the country you explore, Hylton Ross touring is equipped to take you on the scenic adventure of a lifetime.
A wise man once said, "If you only visit two continents in your lifetime then you have to visit Africa twice" (R Elliott) – and we think that's a wise saying indeed!
With Hylton Ross tours your visit to our beautiful continent is never just about getting you there. The sole purpose is to make sure you enjoy every part of the journey with us. Our aim is to give you complete peace of mind that every detail has been paid the utmost attention, and we realise this might be a once in a lifetime visit to our shores. For this reason we will never see you as just a faceless client - we consider you an important guest.
Hylton Ross tours is Africa, Africa is real...and Africa is forever.