About us

Founded in 1996, we started as a small luxury travel company exclusively providing Golfing excursions in South Africa.

Golf & SO MUCH MORE!

Now, we have become one of the largest and most successful Destination Management Companies, serving agents and tour operators globally with offices in Johannesburg, Knysna, and our main base in Cape Town. Recently, we have expanded our services by establishing an office in Nairobi, Kenya to cater to East Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, and beyond. In November, we also added teams in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Windhoek, Namibia. We use the world’s leading travel operating system to ensure world-class itineraries and proposals are available, providing our clients the comfort of knowing we handle all the details for their customers’ 5 Star experiences.

Scott Edkins, Managing Director and Founder

"As a founding member of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and a veteran of 21 International Golf Travel Markets, it’s been an absolute honour to be able to experience some of the world’s best golf destinations with some of the golf and travel industries most unbelievable characters. Many of the agents that signed up with Ascot Tours in the early years are still working with us and all of these people have become good personal friends. It goes without saying that I love what I do and I am lucky enough to have a fantastic team of people working with me every step of the way. They say when you love your job you never work a day in your life, and we all love what we do best – putting smiles on the faces of our clients and helping them to give their customers unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime." ‍

Lica Blomerus, Operations Manager

"As Ascot Tours’ General Manager, it’s my responsibility to ensure that we deliver quality service to our agents and that our product offering is appealing and competitively priced. I ensure that our staff is well trained and up to date with the latest developments within the Southern African Tourism industry, and that our systems, procedures, and software, support our team in doing their jobs to a world-class standard. Although Ascot Tours excels in offering luxury holiday packages, in my own time I have a passion for rough-and-ready travel, and I love to explore less-established destinations to find their hidden gems. I enjoy visiting local cafes and bustling markets that are popular and come recommended by the locals. My favorite activity is to explore local cuisine, and I always try to bring back a few recipes to experiment with back home. To me, food is a way of making memories and integrating exceptional experiences into every-day life."

Maryna Blomerus, Financial Manager

"Although I am an accountant by training, my interests are varied. Before finding my passion for finance and accounting, I had followed various other career paths before establishing my niche. I’ve had various valuable experiences, such as my time as an Event Organiser in London, Editor in Chief of a newspaper, and even a School Principal! My other passion is writing. I am a published author with a love of both science and fiction. I love traveling to unfamiliar places filled with exotic stories, cultures, and tastes. My latest passion is gardening on my smallholding in the Swartland, where I am surrounded by mountains and horses. I am proudly South African and believe that South Africa’s scenic beauty, magnificent outdoors, sunny climate, and cultural diversity are well-matched with Ascot Tours’ reputation for sourcing the best experiences at competitive prices."

ANIETE MARQUES

Travel Consultant

DAVID NGuRO
Kelly curry

Travel Coordinator

Liana walker

Finance Coordinator

Marloe Currie

Travel Consultant

Mauro Marques

Travel Consultant

The Story of Ascot Tours:

Once upon a time, in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, a journey began that would forever change the way travellers experienced Africa. It was the year 1995 when Ascot Tours was founded, a modest endeavour that would evolve into a powerhouse in the world of golf and safari travel. With a vision to showcase the beauty of Africa through golf and safaris, Ascot Tours embarked on a remarkable journey of growth, innovation, and transformation.

In its early years, Ascot Tours laid its foundation on a simple yet powerful philosophy: to craft tailor-made experiences that merged the thrill of golfing with the awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife of Africa. With a small team of dedicated individuals, the company quickly gained a reputation for its personalised approach, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

As the years rolled on, Ascot Tours steadily expanded its portfolio, exploring new destinations, uncovering hidden gems, and building a network of partners who shared their passion for creating unforgettable journeys. The company’s unwavering commitment to quality and excellence propelled it forward, leading to collaborations with top-tier golf courses, luxury accommodations, and renowned safari lodges.

One of the defining moments in Ascot Tours’ history was the launch of their signature product, the Golf and Safari combination. This ingenious fusion of golf and wildlife encounters struck a chord with travellers seeking a holistic African experience. With meticulous planning, Ascot Tours curated itineraries that allowed golfers to tee off against breathtaking backdrops and embark on thrilling safaris in search of the Big Five. This innovative approach set Ascot Tours apart and solidified its reputation as a trailblazer in the industry.

As the years turned into decades, Ascot Tours remained steadfast in its commitment to evolution. The company embraced technological advancements, utilising digital platforms to enhance communication, streamline bookings, and provide travellers with immersive pre-trip experiences. Their website became a portal to Africa’s wonders, offering virtual glimpses into the golf courses, wildlife, and cultural encounters that awaited.

But it wasn’t just about technology—Ascot Tours recognised the importance of sustainability and responsible tourism. The company embraces eco-friendly practises, supports local communities, and partners with conservation initiatives to ensure that their travellers leave a positive impact on the places they visit.

With each passing year, Ascot Tours’ dedication bore fruit in the form of accolades, awards, and, most importantly, the smiles of satisfied travellers. The company’s reputation for excellence attracted golf enthusiasts, adventurers, and families from around the globe, all eager to experience Africa’s magic through the lens of Ascot Tours.

In its 28 years of operation, Ascot Tours has transformed from a humble idea into a powerhouse in the golf travel industry. Their journey is a testament to the power of vision, passion, and unwavering dedication. As we continue to lead the way in crafting extraordinary journeys, Ascot Tours remains a beacon of inspiration for travellers seeking to explore the beauty, excitement, and wonder that Africa has to offer.

And so, the story of Ascot Tours continues, with new chapters waiting to be written, new destinations waiting to be discovered, and new memories waiting to be made. With each traveller we guide, each golf course they conquer, and each wildlife encounter they facilitate, Ascot Tours leaves an indelible mark on the tapestry of African Golf Travel—a mark that will endure for generations to come.

Ascot Tours: Your Premier DMC for Unforgettable Golf and Safari Experiences in Africa

When it comes to curating exceptional golf and safari adventures across Africa, Ascot Tours stands at the forefront as the leading Destination Management Company (DMC). With a legacy of excellence and an unwavering commitment to crafting unparalleled experiences, Ascot Tours has earned its reputation as the go-to partner for agents and tour operators in the realm of golf travel.