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HERMANUS – WHALE WATCHING SEASON

HERMANUS – WHALE WATCHING SEASON

For millennia, whales have visited the bays of the Cape Province during winter to give birth to their calves in shallow and safe water and to suckle them. They gave their name to Walvis Bay and after 1790 attracted whalers from many nations who anchored in the bays to...

Travel With Purpose

Travel With Purpose

As a Cape Town based Destination Management Company, we are only too aware of the circumstances of many who live in poverty in our country.For girl children in particular, growing up in a township presents many risks and challenges.  Unfortunately this can result in...

Design Afrika – Authentic Local Products

Design Afrika – Authentic Local Products

DESIGN AFRIKA Many tourists to Africa are intrigued by the unique designs to be found here.  As consciousness around sustainability grows many are questioning the authenticity of products and are keen to know that local communities will benefit from purchases they...

PHINDA – THE RETURN

PHINDA – THE RETURN

Being in the events space we need to work with properties that can accommodate groups. Over theyears Phinda has worked well for us, as this vast property is made up of 6 luxury safari lodges, allowing it to accommodate groups while still retaining an aura of intimacy....

WATERSHED – SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING MARKET

WATERSHED – SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING MARKET

Many tourists visiting South Africa want to stay clear of international brands and hope to take home something that is uniquely and authentically South African.  The V&A Waterfront has recognized this niche market and have for many years facilitated markets that...

GORILLA GUARDIANS

GORILLA GUARDIANS

Once on the brink of extinction, the mountain gorilla population has been growing thanks to the work initiated by Dian Fossey in the 1960s. African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) President Robinson McIlvaine said that "There would be no mountain gorillas in the Virungas...

Beach & Safari

Beach & Safari

Demand for beach and safari holidays.....As the 2022/23 season kicks off we are seeing a big increase in the demand for beach and safari holidays on the FIT side.The issue many face is that a safari experience can swallow up a good percentage of ones travel budget and...

Conscious Kitchen

Conscious Kitchen

Veganism is a life-style choice that has sustainability at its very core. We are very excited about the vegan restaurant in Kloof Street Cape Town, a mecca for young travellers. They strive for the most conscious way of eating, producing and consuming. From the...

TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE

TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE

Into Africa has been in operation since 1991 and has had to evolve with many trends and developments in the industry.  Recently, we have noticed increasing pressure on individuals to being ‘conscious’ travellers, whether that’s in respect to environmental issues,...

INNOVATION IN CONSERVATION: -RIDE 4 RHINOS

INNOVATION IN CONSERVATION: -RIDE 4 RHINOS

Rhinos have inhabited the African continent for more than a million years and they play a huge role in their ecosystem. The illegal trade with powder made of their horns, which in some countries in Asia still is considered as medicine or just a symbol of wealth,...

Tswalu – A story of compassion

Tswalu – A story of compassion

In 2021 Nick Buckland and his wife took a road trip around South Africa visiting many beautiful properties.  One of the objectives was to see how the industry had withstood the dark months of covid.  During this time, they interviewed many people that are...

Grootbos – Custodians of the Cape Floral Kingdom

Grootbos – Custodians of the Cape Floral Kingdom

As part of our focus on sustainability and regeneration we'd like to salute the incredible work being done by Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, which has earned the organization international recognition as the ‘custodians of the Cape Floral Kingdom’. The reserve is...

From Sustainability To Regeneration

From Sustainability To Regeneration

What sustainabilitylooks like in the Southern Africancontext.....Democratic elections in South Africa 1994, brought our country out of isolation and allowed for the establishment of a travel industry which has (until 2020) seen year on year growth.  In 1994 we saw 3.7...

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...