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Real sustainable tourism in Africa

We believe that tourism should leave more than footprints, should help nature, should help the people who live there. That tourism should inspire, teach and let visitors experience what Africa is really like. Not touristic Africa, but the real undiscovered continent that is Africa. We believe in Real sustainable tourism in Africa. Organised by Real people. Offering you Real experiences.

Our Africa is the Africa of endless horizons, stunning landscapes and the richest wildlife ecosystems on Earth. It’s where we dream of the last frontier, of unique places and remote regions where only a lucky few dare to thread.

It is also the Africa of wildly different people, people who will receive you with open arms in their homes, their villages and towns and who will share their lifestyle with you. It’s the Africa where tourists help maintain the environment, help locals grow and develop and are welcomed as honoured guests, not as money-machines. It’s the Africa where your visit impacts the environment in a positive way and helps maintain it for future generations. This is real sustainable tourism, this is Tales from Africa Travel, this is all about you and what you want.

You and Tales from Africa

You Dream of Wild and Exotic Tales from Africa

Return home with your own wild and exotic Tales from Africa. REAL Experiences. REAL People. REAL Sustainable. This is what you want.

You want to be More than a Traveler. You want to be a Local

Travel is a life-affirming experience for you. You want to have fun, be fair and to make a difference. You want to

Real Experiences

What you see, hear, touch and smell are what makes your holiday a dream come true. We offer an experience, not a hotel.

You Believe in Ecotourism

You want your children to live their African Dream too. Responsible providers, Zero Carbon Travel and respect for wildlife are standard!

Real Sustainable

You want to travel truly responsible. No greenwashing. Certified hotels and real community experiences by real local people.

You want to Deal with Real People

You are tired of dealing with chatbots. Being just another number. Slotting into just another tour. You want to

Find Your Experience

You want to Meet our Locals

At Tales from Africa Travel, we know you want to meet our locals. To be a guest in their unique communities. No cultural villages but

You Cherish Off the Beaten Track

Your dream is filled with images of unfrequented, quiet, remote, secluded, and hidden places. Luxurious or roughing it.

You Choose to Travel Consciously

Truly responsible tourism is more than ecotourism: immerse yourself in local cultures and make sure that the local people profit.

You Crave 4×4 Camper Tours

Experience the wild bush in your 4×4 home on wheels. Go where others can’t go. Relish in the full-service or self-drive option. Explore

You want the Romance of Rail

You are fascinated by the old-world charm of a Rail experience. Go on safari from the train, relive the glory days of railroad travel and have

Your Boots are Made for Walking

You love the exhilaration of walking. Rambling through stunning mountain ranges or go on an exciting walking safari with an armed guide.

You are Crazy about Cycling

Your heart beats to the rhythm of your wheels. Any ride you fancy from wild mountain bike adventures to luxury gourmet road cycling tours.

The Freedom of the Open Road

You are an avid motorbike rider and are looking for the ride of your life. Combine Safari with the greatest rides in Africa, on gravel or on tar.

You Long to be Pampered

You work hard and believe in the harmony of mind, body and soul. You dream of submerging body and soul in the wonder of Wellness

Find Inspiration for your Own Tour

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What Others have to Say

Created the perfect trip

Tales from Africa travel created for us the perfect trip taking into account the different wishes of both the parents as well as the kids. During the selection process, questions were answered quickly and changes made instantly and alternatives offered. It is clear that Tales from Africa Travel knows South Africa and they know what their customers want. It was our first time in South Africa, but this trip has given us a real appetite to see more. Next time to the wider Cape Town area and there is only one company for us to organize it.

Emilie, Marco, Milan and Luca
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Saving to go back

Highlights, basically every day. This was the trip of a lifetime. We experienced everything we asked for and then some. Rock art, spent two days in a small village, went on safari, saw amazing land- and seascapes, stayed in beautiful guest houses, enjoyed local food (curries!), saw penguins, went cage diving with white sharks, saw Baobab trees, had fun in Cape Town, met so many wonderful people. Saving to go back!

Corike, Connor and Emily

Really listen to your wishes

Tales from Africa Travel organized a family holiday for us twice. We had the most wonderful, adventurous and relaxed times. The organization was flawless, the hotels, lodges and cottages cozy and luxurious, the game-drives full of surprises. They really listen to your wishes and the journey they organize will absolutely live up to your expectations. Moreover, they make suggestions of places and activities you would have never thought of, like the Ribola art route where you make a real connection to South African people.

Aldona, Frits, Stan and Leonora
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It doesn’t get more real than this

In 2019 we made a father and son trip to South Africa, where the real adventure started. It started with a great visit to Cape Town. Here we visited an escape room near the V&A, cooked a delicious curry in the cook’s family home in the BoKaap and had a surprisingly tasty wine-chocolate pairing in Franschhoek. A domestic flight took us to Johannesburg and the Cradle of Humankind caves, very worthwhile. We then visited three great nature parks, starting with Kwalata in Dinokeng Game Reserve with a visit to their social projects in the villages nearby.

Via Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge, a must see for bird lovers and peace seekers, we travelled to Umlani Bushcamp in the Greater Kruger wildlife area. Tales from Africa had found a truly unique location, an authentic old safari lodge, which we had completely to ourselves – including our own game drive vehicle and catering. Completely off-grid but what a super ambience with wood fire and oil lamps. It doesn’t get more real than this!

Tales from Africa listened carefully to our wishes and customized our tour as we wanted it, with great value for money. They’ll arrange all for you and you will see unique landscapes and experiences. And you’ll also have real meetings with real people from various South African communities. In short, a great experience that whetted our appetite for more. Once Covid-19 is over, we’ll travel back as quickly as we can.

Bart and Ludolph Wentholt
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A fantastic experience

What a fantastic experience! A friend recommended Henko and Tales from Africa Travel. At first I was doubtful, as I have never been impressed by travel agents and prefer to do my own planning. But now I wish I could have Henko arrange all my travel. He really understood what we were looking for - accommodation and excursions were perfect! The places he selected all had a unique style. I especially loved the view from our room in Hermanus where Henko had arranged a fantastic Fair Trade Tourism certified shark diving trip. It really made a difference having a local expert and I would recommend “Tales from Africa” to anyone! Thank you Henko for a wonderful trip!

Afra

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