SOUTH AFRICA ROADSHOW 2016 Fabulous South Africa – Expect the unexpected 28 September – 6 October 2016 Basel, Zurich, Salzburg, Vienna, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich
SOUTH AFRICA ROADSHOW
SOUTH AFRICA ROADSHOW IN SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA AND GERMANY BASEL 28 September 2016, 18.00–21.00
COLOGNE 4 October 2016, 18.00–21.00
Hotel Victoria Centralbahnplatz 3–4 4002 Basel
Hotel Mondial am Dom Cologne MGallery by Sofitel Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz 1 50667 Cologne
ZURICH 29 September 2016, 18.00–21.00 Brasserie Lipp Uraniastrasse 9 8001 Zurich SALZBURG 30 September 2016, 13.30–17.00 Hotel IMLAUER & Bräu Rainerstrasse 14 5020 Salzburg VIENNA 3 October 2016, 18.00–21.00 Enziana Hotel Vienna Rennweg 51 1030 Vienna
FRANKFURT 5 October 2016, 18.00–21.00 WELCOME HOTEL FRANKFURT Leonardo da Vinci Allee 2 60486 Frankfurt MUNICH 6 October 2016, 13.30–17.00 Maritim Hotel Munich Goethestrasse 7 80336 Munich
ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA
FAIR TRADE TOURISM
TOUR OPERATORS & ACTIVITIES Aahaah Shuttle & Tours
Curiocity/Johannesburg Walking Tours
Dirty Boots Adventure Guide
The Donkey Trail
Matsamo Customs and Tradition Center
Kalahari Red Dune Route
Walk in Africa
White Shark Projects
ACCOMMODATIONS Antbear Drakensberg Lodge
Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve
!Xaus Lodge & African Ivory Route
ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA
Mzansi fo sho! “Mzansi fo sho!” is slang and translates as “South Africa for sure” from Xhosa, one of South Africa’s 11 official languages. Anyone who has visited the multifaceted country on the southernmost tip of the continent will confirm this as one thing is indeed for sure: South Africa offers unforgettable experiences for every taste and pocket all year around. South Africa is wild! The country at the Cape of Good Hope is famous for its rich biodiversity. The numerous national parks and wildlife reserves are not only home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino) but also to other large African animals. South Africa means culinary delight! A festive table set with delicacies from around the world, garnished with warm hospitality in a picturesque atmosphere and completed by an exquisite bottle of wine – all of this and much more rounds off the unique culinary experience of South Africa.
South Africa moves! Driving through the vast landscapes of South Africa is already breathtaking. Whether you want to go swimming in the ocean, go diving, surfing, sailing, canoeing or kayaking, kitesurfing, fishing or whale watching – the choice is all yours. If you want to feel the wind tickle your face, you can watch wild animals from a hot air balloon or a paraglider, free as a bird at the most adventurous end of the world. We are pleased to present you the selected companies from South Africa.
MIRJAM MOINE Phone +41 44 365 52 76 [email protected]
Join our roadshow and win a flight for two persons with South African Airways to South Africa!
FAIR TRADE TOURISM Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation that promotes responsible tourism in Southern Africa and beyond. Fair Trade Tourism does this by increasing the awareness of responsible tourism to travellers; assisting tourism businesses to operate more sustainably; and by facilitating a Fair Trade Tourism certification programme across Southern Africa.
FAIR TRADE TOURISM P.O. Box 12844 Queenswood 0121 Pretoria South Africa Phone +27 12 342 2945/3642/7810 www.fairtrade.travel [email protected]
CONTACT Mr. Manuel Bollmann [email protected]
Tourism businesses that adhere to the Fair Trade Tourism standard use the Fair Trade Tourism label as a way of signifying their commitment to fair and responsible tourism. This includes fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. By combining businesses certified or mutually recognised by Fair Trade Tourism in an itinerary, approved tour operators can make free use of the Fair Trade Holiday logo.
TOUR OPERATORS & ACTIVITIES
AAHAAH SHUTTLE AND TOURS Who we are The company is led by a young team of entrepreneurs wishing to show visitors around our historical township of Soweto. We pride ourselves on being trendsetters and offering high-quality tours for local and international tourists wanting to be shuttled around or visit areas of interest in and around Gauteng province, mainly focusing on Soweto.
AAHAAH SHUTTLE AND TOURS 4305 Nyoni Street Dobsonville Soweto 1863 South Africa Mobile +27 79 241 0828 [email protected]
www.aahaah.co.za CONTACT Mrs. Zandile Dhlamini [email protected]
PERSONNEL 5 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Soweto Tours Soweto Culinary Tours Soweto Storytelling Thursday Tour packages to Durban, Cape Town, Maputo
What we do We are constantly on the lookout for new developments in the township of Soweto to offer an innovative experience, provide relevant information about our history, our languages, our music and arts, and expose our visitors to the true township culture and lifestyle. What makes us different We have put together a Soweto Storytelling Thursday, an oral history experience that can be enjoyed while sitting around the fire under the beautiful night sky, to hear first-hand stories from people of Soweto who lived through the historical moments. This can be enjoyed at the end of the tour to enhance and learn more than what is covered in museums. No place tells a story of our country like Soweto does; we reveal the untold stories buried in Sowetans’ hearts and minds.
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CURIOCITY/JOHANNESBURG WALKING TOURS Who we are Developed for curious urbanites from all over the world looking to discover Johannesburg’s hidden treasures, Curiocity invites you to explore an undiscovered world in the heart of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs. Situated in the culturally vibrant neighborhood of Maboneng, Curiocity offers you the opportunity to experience Johannesburg like a local with direct access to the people and the happenings of the community.
CURIOCITY/JOHANNESBURG WALKING TOURS 802 Fox Street Johannesburg 2094 South Africa Phone +27 11 614 0163 [email protected]
www.curiocitybackpackers.com CONTACT Mr. Bheki Dube [email protected]
What we do We offer Inner City Tours, Maboneng Precinct Tours, East City Cycle Tours, Public Art Walks, Art and Justice Tours, and Picnics in the Sky, as well as Shuttle Transfers. What makes us different We showcase the hidden treasures of the city of Johannesburg and our knowledgeable local guides tell authentic stories of Johannesburg.
PERSONNEL 8 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Inner City Tours Maboneng Precinct Tours East City Cycle Tours Public Art Walks Art & Justice Tours Picnics in the Sky Shuttle Transfers
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DIRTY BOOTS ADVENTURE GUIDE Who we are Dirty Boots is the most comprehensive and up-to-date adventure guide book, featuring reliable commercial adventure activities available to tourists visiting South Africa. Aimed at conference and teambuilding organizers, corporate secretaries and travel consultants, this book will open your mind to a myriad of great new ideas for your clients.
DIRTY BOOTS ADVENTURE GUIDE 5 Dreyersdal Rd Bergvliet 7945 Cape Town South Africa Phone +27 21 713 1491 Mobile +27 83 411 0895 [email protected]
www.dirtyboots.co.za CONTACT Mr. Johan Radcliffe [email protected]
PERSONNEL 2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Adventure activities in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS SATSA, ATTA
What we do The book is published annually with up-to-date contact details, and features the latest and most exciting adventures available in South Africa. Dirty Boots is distributed to the travel industry locally and internationally, free of charge. What makes us different Dirty Boots’ main objective is to promote adventure tourism to South Africa and in doing so, to become the definitive guide to adventure travel to the country. We list more than 150 adventure companies offering more than 100 different types of activities. From sidecar tours in Cape Town to Walking Safaris in the Kruger Park. Shark-cage diving and seal snorkeling on the Garden Route and scuba diving in the warm, tropical waters of KwaZulu-Natal. This is the only book of its kind in the world.
TOUR OPERATORS & ACTIVITIES
THE DONKEY TRAIL Who we are We are a diverse and adventurous team of ordinary South Africans who accompany you on an extraordinary journey through a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We explore the foothills and mountain peaks of the Swartberg, a remote and beautiful mountain range nestled between the Little and Great Karoo. Our destination is a mystical place called Die Hel where pioneers of yesteryear lived a fascinating life, in isolation for over a century. THE DONKEY TRAIL Living Waters Mountain Estate Groenfontein 94 6660 Calitzdorp P.O. BOX 94 South Africa Mobile +27 73 593 4007 Phone +27 83 628 9394 [email protected]
www.donkeytrail.com CONTACT Mrs. Erika Calitz [email protected]
PERSONNEL 6 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Guided hiking trail with donkeys Restaurant Accommodation in historical cottages Luxury Tented camp Local Wine and Port Region Local arts and crafts Trips to Cango Caves and to Ostriche farms in Oudtshoorn
What we do The Donkey Trail is a three-day, four-night guided and catered hike, offering a fusion of heritage, adventure, conservation, community development, culinary delights and animal rescue. Based near Calitzdorp, South Africa’s port wine capital, groups of up to 10 hikers are accompanied in slackpacking style, on an original historical footpath across the majestic Swartberg. What makes us different We are the only operators of this authentic and historical footpath, having signed an exclusive concession with Cape Nature. The area we traverse is one of 35 Bio Diversity Hotspots on earth due to its unique botanical abundance and geological significance. The trail also has a particularly interesting destination: the fascinating former community of Gamkaskloof, more commonly referred to as Die Hel. The trail includes an animal rescue component, and donkeys accompany hikers onto the mountain as porters.
CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS THETA Accredited Guides Cape Nature concession
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MATSAMO CUSTOMS AND TRADITION CENTER Who we are Matsamo is a true living village situated at the Jeppes Reef Border Gate to Swaziland. It gives visitors an exceptional roots and culture experience, characterized by excellent accessibility.
MATSAMO CUSTOMS AND TRADITION CENTER P.O. Box 2812 Shongwe Mission 1331 Malelane South Africa Phone +27 13 781 0014 [email protected]
CONTACT Mrs. Dudu Ngomane [email protected]
PERSONNEL 66 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Customs & Traditions center Guided tour through villages Restaurant Souvenir shop Special tours: cooking classes, bead work, cow milking, etc.
What we do We offer guided tours to the village where visitors learn more about Swazi traditions and customs. The tour is followed by a performance that comprises different songs and dances. At our restaurant we serve breakfast and lunch. We also offer evening experiences where you can enjoy a taste of Africa’s traditions and customs around the fire at the lidladla (traditional kitchen), where we recall old customs and marvels of men and nature in traditional societies. Between the talk and the laughter, you will enjoy various interesting traditional dishes. What makes us different The pride and passion we have for our culture is what makes the Matsamo experience unique. We don’t do it as a job; it’s who we are. People who visit us are not treated like tourists; rather, we make them part of us. It is our goal to make sure that the Matsamo experience becomes the highlight of their tour.
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KALAHARI RED DUNE ROUTE Who we are The Kalahari Red Dune Route hosts 24 guesthouses/farms and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in a 300–350 km radius. It starts 50 km from Upington on the R360 and spreads to Askham/Van Zylsrus/Andriesvale (Khomani San), Kgalagadi Park, the R31 and the Mier region. The semi-desert spans the borders of three countries.
KALAHARI RED DUNE ROUTE P.O. Box 45 8814 Askham South Africa Mobile +27 82 492 3469 [email protected]
www.openafrica.org/experiences/ route/48-kalahari-red-dune-route CONTACT Mrs. Retha Stadler [email protected]
PERSONNEL 100 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 24 guest houses and farms Woestyntrap (Annual Cycle Ride/ Fun Run) !Khuin !Kwa Kalahari Experience Khomani Sisen Arts and Crafts Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve & Meerkat Sanctuary Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Aunt Koera’s Farm Kitchen Diamond T Coffee Shop Khomani San Information Office Kalahari Desert Festival
What we do Here the smiles are genuine, the hospitality of the Kalahari farms will leave you astounded and the food is local and “lekker”. We have open spaces, friendly people, rich history and unique cultural diversity. The lack of pollution makes it an incredible stargazing destination and it is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your family and friends. Camping deep in the bush surrounded by wildlife, Prof Anne’s morning walks, sand surfing on the Kalahari Dunes and Diamond T Coffee Shop’s venison pie, are all definiten bucket-list items. Other activities include sundowners on a dune, Khomani heritage museum & walks with traditional dances and storytelling round the fire, spoor tracking and medical use of local herbs, craft markets, 4 × 4 routes, donkey cart rides, game drives and dinner over an open fire. What makes us different There’s a saying that once you get the Kalahari sand in your shoes, you will always come back – OBEY THAT IMPULSE!
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UNTOUCHED ADVENTURES Who we are We are an adventure company situated in Tsitsikamma National Park in Storms River, Garden Route. We have a passion for adventure, people and our beautiful coastline!
UNTOUCHED ADVENTURES Storms River Mouth Harbour Tsitsikamma National Park 6308 South Africa Phone +27 73 130 0689 [email protected]
www.untouchedadventures.com CONTACT Mr. Marthinus van der Westhuizen [email protected]
PERSONNEL 8 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Kayak & Lilo (a custom-built inflatable mattress) adventure trips up the Storms River Mouth
What we do We offer a unique 2 or 3-hour kayak and lilo (a custom-built inflatable mattress) adventure trip up the beautiful Storms River Mouth where guests can experience the best that South Africa has to offer. Kayak under the famous suspension bridge and up the glorious Storms River Gorge. We also offer scuba diving and snorkeling which allows you to enjoy the spectacular under water treasures of the Garden Route’s best-kept secret. What makes us different Our multi-adventure trip combines the mountains, forest, ocean and beautiful gorge in one activity of 3 hours. We pioneered liloing (a custom-built inflatable mattress) which allows guests to navigate the shallow black waters of Storms River and gently wade up the river exploring where no boat can go. There is no other place in the world where you can kayak and lilo as we do!
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WALK IN AFRICA Who we are We are a dedicated passionate group of people, based in Cape Town, who arrange and guide unforgettable journeys for active visitors to Southern Africa. Our commitment to society and our environment directs our business operation. We believe that we succeed on the three pillars of exceptional quality experiences for our guests, environmental responsibility and social contribution.
WALK IN AFRICA 2 Blackbird Road, Sunnydale Cape Town 7975 South Africa Phone + 27 21 785 2264 Mobile + 27 82 888 3298 [email protected]
www.walkinafrica.com CONTACT Mr. Steven Bolnick [email protected]
PERSONNEL 2 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Walking Tours and Safaris The Drakensberg Route The Garden Route The Cederberg Route
What we do We specialise in walking tours and safaris throughout Southern Africa. Our flagship walk is the spectacular 5-day Mountains in the Sea Trail, which starts at Table Mountain and ends at the Cape of Good Hope. This accommodated route is almost entirely through the National Park and is fully supported by vehicle. Our most popular walks are the half-day and full-day ascents of Table Mountain (the most recognisable mountain in the world). Our city history walking tours seeing the history of Cape Town through the contribution of the slaves. For a more involved and immersed wildlife experience we conduct walking safaris in big game areas. We even combine wine tasting with walking safaris! We also arrange and lead walking tours throughout South Africa, including the Drakensberg, the Garden Route and the Cederberg. What makes us different We are totally passionate about our country and its beauty. Our motivation is the desire to share this with our guests. We pay attention to detail, and customise tours in order to ensure that our visitors have the best experience possible. We are happiest when our guests tell us that they have had the best vacation of their lives. We are a very happy company! www.walkinafrica.com 13
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WHITE SHARK PROJECTS Who we are Great white sharks are enigmatic and powerful, perfect specimens of evolutionary success. The mere image of them summons up the most primal and intense emotions. In South Africa, we are blessed to have great white sharks close to our shores, which allows us to safely introduce them to our clients. Shark cage diving remains a unique niche activity, one which more and more people have at the very top of their bucket lists. When diving with us, you will see, hear and feel our passion for and our dedication to the ocean and its magnificent great white sharks. WHITE SHARK PROJECTS 16 Geelbek Street Kleinbaai 7220 Gansbaai South Africa Phone + 27 28 384 1774/ +27 76 245 5880 [email protected]
www.whitesharkprojects.co.za CONTACT Mrs. Juanita Nel [email protected]
PERSONNEL 21 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Shark cage diving Viewing day trips Overnight packages Team-building activities Incentives VIP trips Group bookings CERTIFICATION Fair Trade Tourism
What we do White Shark Projects has set a benchmark for responsible tourism, which involves sharing our country’s natural and cultural riches while contributing positively to the preser vation and growth of the local community and environment. We see responsible tourism as a biosphere, incorporating both the natural environment and the human communities living in it. White Shark Projects supports sustainable job creation and upliftment projects, as well as fostering ecological awareness among the surrounding communities. We feel a sense of responsibility to educate communities on how to love, respect and conserve their habitat and our planet. What makes us different White Shark Projects offers diving and viewing day trips, overnight packages, team-building activities, incentives, VIP trips and group bookings. Exceptional, professional and personalized service coupled with extensive industry knowledge make White Shark Projects the sustainable choice for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! www.whitesharkprojects.co.za 15
ANTBEAR DRAKENSBERG LODGE Who we are We think there is more to accommodation than just a bed and that it’s the people living and working here who make us so hospitable. We are a team and we love what we do and we all work together to spoil you and make your stay memorable. Our vision at Antbear Lodge is based on responsible tourism including fair wages and working conditions.
ANTBEAR DRAKENSBERG LODGE Fernhurst Farm Estcourt 3310 South Africa Phone +27 36 352 3143 Mobile +27 76 441 2362 [email protected]
www.antbear.co.za CONTACT Mr. Andrew Attwood [email protected]
PERSONNEL 14 PRODUCTS & SERVICES En-suite double rooms Luxury suites, family units Boasts a luxury cave All rooms include a jacuzzi, spa baths and fireplaces
What we do Antbear Drakensberg Lodge offers various accommodation options in en-suite double rooms, luxury suites and family units and also boasts a luxury cave. Antbear Lodge is one of those smaller, intimate places which has been lovingly put together. The natural setting of the accommodation is stunning and we have managed to impregnate all this beauty with an atmosphere of comfort and ease. The cottages are smartly appointed and individually designed. Each of the accommodation units is different and decorated with hand-crafted original and artistic wooden furniture. All our rooms include features such as jacuzzi spa baths and fireplaces. What makes us different Antbear Lodge is perfectly situated for experiencing the very best of the Drakensberg region. This includes rock art tours, walking in the mountains, the arts and crafts, the Mandela Memorial, horse trails and much more. The lodge is an alternative eco experience built from alternative building materials such as straw bales, cob, rammed earth, sun-dried bricks and thatch.
KWA MADWALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Who we are Kwa Madwala is a 2000 ha Private Game Reserve, situated adjoining the Kruger National Park, in close proximity to Swaziland and Mozambique. There are four camps on the reserve namely Manyatta Rock Camp, Gazebo Game Lodge, Bush House and Elephant Camp. Resembling giant rocks, the 27 en-suite unique dome shaped chalets at Manyatta Rock Camp are scattered across the rocky outcrop with fabulous views out across the bush from the main deck as well as the private wooden deck of each chalet. Each chalet has a private outside shower. KWA MADWALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Strydomblok Road Hectorspruit Mpumalanga 1330 South Africa Phone +27 13 790 4214 Phone +27 82 779 2153 [email protected]
www.kwamadwala.net CONTACT Mrs. Tania Cilliers [email protected]
PERSONNEL 62 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 27 en-suite chalets Six family chalets One honeymoon chalet Swimming pool Walking Safaris Elephant Back Safaris Horseback Safaris Microlight Safaris Team-building Programmes School Programmes Specialised Volunteer Programmes Own transfer company “All of Africa” [email protected]
What we do We offer half day and full day Kruger National Park Safaris in open 4 × 4 safari vehicles as well as private conservancy Game Drives. Kwa Madwala also offers day tours to Swaziland, Mozambique, the Panoramic Area and to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and the Cheetah Breeding Project close to Hoedspruit. Also on offer are Team-building and School Programmes, as well specialised Volunteer Programmes. Kwa Madwala has partnered with Alive PTLcc this year and has a Tourism Training Centre on-site. [email protected]
Madwala offers Introductory and Advanced Courses which prepare candidates for CATHSSETA Programmes, the only recognized National Qualifications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. What makes us different Kwa Madwala is the only single Safari Destination in Africa which offers Elephant-back Safaris, Horseback Safaris and Low altitude Microlight Safaris. Kwa Madwala has secured golfing rights for all our clients to play the prestigious Leopard Creek Golf Course. www.kwamadwala.net 17
DUINEPOS CHALETS Who we are Duinepos offers a quiet retreat for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. We have 11 self-catering and eco-friendly chalets that sleep four to six people each.
DUINEPOS CHALETS West Coast National Park Langebaan 7357 South Africa Phone +27 22 707 9900 [email protected]
www.duinepos.co.za CONTACT Mrs. Janine Fortuin PERSONNEL 7 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 11 self-catering & eco-friendly chalets Swimming pool Boma area CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS Green Line Responsible Tourism Certification Birder Friendly
Duinepos is located in the West Coast National Park, approximately 90 minutes from Cape Town. From here, visitors can explore the richness of the West Coast’s unique natural biodiversity, especially the abundant birdlife associated with the nearby Langebaan lagoon and surroundings. Various hiking, biking and birding trails depart from our camp. What we do Situated in the West Coast National Park – a birding spot of note – we offer excellent value for money in year-round accommodation. We pride ourselves on our efforts to be kind to the environment and promote responsible and mindful tourism. What makes us different What started out as a community development and black empowerment project has since grown into a worthy, socially responsible business. Duinepos offers an authentic, yet affordable outdoor experience in a beautiful setting. During the springtime the area is transformed into a remarkable floral landscape that is truly unique to this part of the world. Besides the more than 250 bird species to be found here, the park offers many places of archaeological and cultural interest.
RETURNAFRICA Who we are RETURNAfrica’s origins lie at Pafuri in the far north of the Kruger National Park where we have built a unique partnership with the Makuleke people as our business partners, landlords and guides.
RETURNAFRICA Level Two, Parkview Centre, 54 Tyrone Ave Parkview Johannesburg 2193 South Africa Phone +27 11 646 1391 [email protected]
www.returnafrica.com CONTACT Mrs. Samantha Dalais PERSONNEL 35 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Pafuri Camp with 19 luxury tents (full-service camp) Pafuri Walking Trails Camp Baobab Hill Bush House (8 guests) Restaurant Swimming pool Guided walks & game drives
What we do RETURNAfrica operates three safari experiences on the Makuleke concession. Our flagship luxury accommodation, Pafuri Camp, which stretches along the Luvuvhu River; the more adventurous and rustic Pafuri Walking Trails Camp, and, for groups of friends or families wanting a more relaxed and flexible safari holiday, Baobab Hill Bush House. At Pafuri we invite you to return to yourself and set your own pace. Chat with our staff, who will tell you stories about their ancestors, visit the Makuleke villages and, of course, join our master guides in open vehicles or on foot to experience the wilderness. What makes us different Our operation is rooted in more than two decades of friendship with the Makuleke people in one of the most biodiverse regions of South Africa. Pafuri favorites are Lanner Gorge, the Fever Tree Forest and Crook’s Corner. But what’s more important is that there is a true benefit for the Makuleke community through our lease commitment, preferential employment and continued mentorship.
CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS African Safari Foundation
SIGURWANA LODGE Who we are We, Neil and Liesel Wright – owners of Sigurwana Lodge – have committed ourselves to nature conservation in a botanical paradise and sanctuary for rare plants and animal species on top of the Soutpansberg.
SIGURWANA LODGE PostNet Suite 23 Private Bag 2818 0920 Makhado South Africa Phone +27 15 593 7910/11 [email protected]
www.sigurwana.co.za CONTACT Mrs. Liesel Wright PERSONNEL 10
What we do We share our wilderness experience with guests, run the lodge with renewable energy, are well known for our tasty organic food, protect and work on the environment, eradicate alien plants, and work with the Venda community. What makes us different Sigurwana’s position “close to heaven” on top of the Soutpansberg is a unique place to visit. The warm hospitality shared by our manager, staff and us is one of the most recognized first impressions. Guests feel close to heaven. They connect with nature by walking through an unspoiled private wilderness reserve. In addition to our full array of activities, we offer highlights every day. Sigurwana Lodge is malaria free.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES En-suite chalets Luxury safari tent Safaris Walking Tours Cultural Tours
!XAUS LODGE & AFRICAN IVORY ROUTE Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD) offers a range of authentic and diverse culture and wildlife destinations and itineraries for responsible travellers.
!XAUS LODGE Dune 91 Off Auob River Road Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park South Africa Phone +27 21 701 7860 [email protected]
www.xauslodge.co.za AFRICAN IVORY ROUTE Transfrontier Parks Destinations Cirtech House, Stibitz Street, Westlake Business Park, Tokai Cape Town South Africa Phone +27 21 701 7860 [email protected]
www.tfpd.co.za CONTACT Glynn O’Leary [email protected]
Elmaré Wykerd [email protected]
PERSONNEL 30 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Accommodation Itineraries Day trips Wilderness Safaris CERTIFICATION Fair Trade Tourism
!Xaus Lodge at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Stay at the 4-star !Xaus Lodge where travellers immerse themselves in a variety of activities that combine cultural interactions with wildlife experiences. A special feature of !Xaus Lodge is the availability of morning walks through the dunes so that guests can experience the small details of desert life that’s usually missed when driving in a vehicle. The Lodge also has a craft school where members of the local ‡Khomani San community practice their traditional crafting. Guests can observe the crafters at work, and interact with the locals by practicing some of the old art techniques. African Ivory Route at Limpopo Province Join a fixed departure itinerary, or self-drive along Limpopo’s African Ivory Route. Venture through ancient cycad forests – the Garden of the Rain Queen – meet the salt makers of Baleni and the artists of the Elim Art Route. Encounter the Big 5 in the reserves along the banks of the Groot Letaba River, and hunt for the rare Pels Fishing Owl at Mutale Falls. Custom itineraries can cover anything for two to ten days and accommodation ranges from 4-star to safari tents. What makes our cultural and wildlife itineraries different is the opportunity for authentic and meaningful interactions with the local communities who love spending time with responsible travellers.
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