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Eventing in East Africa

Eventing in East Africa

Some of our insights and experiences.....Into Africa has facilitated many events in East Africa and we love to highlight and enjoy the aspects of it which are unique and exotic.  Cities like Nairobi, Arusha, Mombasa or Kigali can be intoxicating and one immediately...

One year since Kazungula Bridge opened

One year since Kazungula Bridge opened

One year since Kazungula Bridge (which links Botswana and Zambia) and there's just no looking back for tourism. The bridge, which was opened on 10 May 2021, includes one-stop border posts, a development which is already making the world of difference to our clients....

Focus on Tanzania

Focus on Tanzania

Reasons we love to recommend Tanzania.....‘From the moment you touch down in Tanzania, you know you’re in Africa, the real Africa. It’s an absolute pleasure to recommend this destination in the sure knowledge that travellers will...

Big Five Game Viewing In The Western Cape

Big Five Game Viewing In The Western Cape

As travel consultants, one of our skills is assessing how to match a client with the right property for them.  There are many factors one must consider, especially when it comes to including a safari component into an itinerary.  The first is budget and this...

Trade Show Season

Trade Show Season

Our impressions of the shows we participated inThe proliferation of Trade Shows has created a ‘trade show season’ in South Africa which starts at the end of February and doesn’t let up until the end of May. The number of trade shows while giving great flexibility...

Mask to whisker with Cape Fur Seals

Mask to whisker with Cape Fur Seals

Have you ever been mask-to-whisker with Cape Fur Seals? Seal snorkelling with local operator Animal Ocean is growing in popularity.  The seals are naturally very inquisitive and playful and what better way to experience them than to join them in their natural...

The evocative plains of Camdeboo

The evocative plains of Camdeboo

We are frequently asked about places that are off the main tourist routes and thought we’d introduce you to The Plains of Camdeboo. Eve Palmer in her book The Plains of Camdeboo describes the Camdeboo as "a country flooded by...

Focus on restaurants in and around Cape Town

Focus on restaurants in and around Cape Town

    Reassessing what's on offer     A fresh beginning and it's time to reassessThe past 2 years has seen lots of changes in the Cape Town –  and though we have said goodbye to some dinning venues (The Test Kitchen, Shimmy Beach Club, Balthazar,...

Shark Cage Diving in False Bay

Shark Cage Diving in False Bay

Our team were invited by Apex Shark Expeditions to experience False Bay and to view the “Bronzies” from the shark cage. The Great White Sharks haven’t been seen in False Bay for some time and naturally their absence was discussed at length. While the great whites are...

South Africa relaxes PCR requirements

South Africa relaxes PCR requirements

And announcing the relaxation of PCR requirementsWe simply loved being out and about again for Meetings Africa.  It was so good for our team to show off our event planning skills again.  Seeing the delight on the faces of our hosted buyers was first prize for us. And...

Building and rebuilding with commitment & confidence

Building and rebuilding with commitment & confidence

As we write this newsletter we are busy preparing for Meetings Africa 2022.  The mere fact that this “in person” show is taking place in Johannesburg is a really positive sign and we are delighted to be participating especially as it gives us the opportunity to...

Venturing into 2022 with a sense of adventure

Venturing into 2022 with a sense of adventure

The lifting of the curfew in South Africa came just in time for us to see in the New Year with a renewed sense of cheer! On 30 December 2021 the South African Government officially lifted the curfew and reduced covid restrictions.  Social gatherings of up to 2,000...

30 years on…reflecting on our past

30 years on…reflecting on our past

  This has got to be the craziest time to be celebrating our 30 years!  Just yesterday the UK took Southern Africa off it's Covid red list of countries.  As you can well imagine, we have all breathed a hugh sigh of relief! Over the past 30 years we have seen many...

30 Years On…

30 Years On…

We have just celebrated 30 years of being in business.  The celebrations have been fairly muted given our current circumstances but we feel it is no mean achievement and needed to be recognized.  At the core to the success of the 30 years has been our team.  We have...

Art for Action

Art for Action

The impact of Covid-19 has helped to highlight the inequalities within our world.  During the lockdowns of 2020 some of our team members responded to the crisis caused by the pandemic and started Art For Action. Art For Action is an awareness and fundraising...

Green Pop

Green Pop

Many travelers are becoming more and more conscious of the impact travel may have on the environment.  One way to minimize impact is to plant trees as a carbon-off set.  We recommend our travelers support initiatives like Green Pop. Greenpop is an award-winning...

Undertake a Phinda Impact Journey

Undertake a Phinda Impact Journey

Participants get to embark on a journey of discovery with this privately guided, 7-day small group set departure journey that aims to highlight conservation and community development activities, which underpin the &BEYOND ethos of “leaving the world a better place...

Hout Bay Music Project

Hout Bay Music Project

An easy way of adding a CSI element to an event is to offer an NGO an entertainment contract.  We did this very successfully with a UK Banking Incentive where we contracted the Hout Bay Music Project to play at our gala dinner.  The kids were so well received that...

Borehole in Kenya

Borehole in Kenya

One of our incentive groups chose to raise money for the community they visited in the Masaai Mara. The $50 000, some of which they contributed themselves, was used to build a bore-hole. Access to clean water has had a massive impact on the community, especially the...