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About us

Founder, Jean-Pierre Ardinois has a love for Southern Africa which he discovered in 1994 when visiting South Africa for the first time. Here he met his penfriend Danville for the first time, from day to day 10 years after receiving his first letter. Jean-Pierre did not only fall in love with the country but with a woman as well whom he sadly lost in 2000. After living in Belgium and involved in several exchange, cultural and economical projects for NGO's with the support of the South African Embassy in Brussels, he moved in 2002 to South Africa.

During the time he was not living in South Africa, Jean- Pierre turned around about every stone in South Africa and neighbouring countries which form part of the SADC economical region. During this time he wrote a travel guide about South Africa which was published in 1996.

 

Destinations

We offer travelling through most of the SADC regio (except Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola). This website will give you in a nutshell an idea what each country has to offer.

The travel destinations we offer are: South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Seychelles, Mauritius, Malawi as well as Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

We offer custom made itineraries for both leisure and business traveller as well as scheduled departures to most of the above mentioned countries highlighting every single aspect of the countries.

 

 

Safari

Big Five Safaris in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia and yes even in Namibia too are a must-do for anyone fascinated by wildlife. South Africa has the world famous Kruger National Park but there is more, a cluster of private game reserves bordering Kruger Park which is part of the Greater Kruger Conservation Area. This area has no fencing between the Kruger and the private game reserves, thus conserving the ancient old animal migration routes. South Africa is also in a joint venture between neighbouring states in what is known as the 'Peace Parks' of the Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA). This is defined in the SADC Protocol with the driving force of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Countries share natural and cultural resources across international boundaries for improved biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development.

Beach

The surging surf, exotic wildlife and dramatic settings of South Africa's beaches place the country among the best for shoreline experiences. Summer holidays and beach outings go hand-in-hand in South Africa, especially since we have so many beautiful beaches to choose from. However South Africa has no comparison with the beach resorts in Kenya/Zanzibar or the ones found in Mozambique which are on their turn totally different than most resort in East Africa.

Beach accommodation in South Africa is well sought after, usually small scale and even with a coastline of more than 2500 km fairly scarce. Did you know that Africa's most southerly coral reefs are found in Maputoland in the northeast of the KwaZulu Natal Province? The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are excellent diving and snorkelling destinations for the novice and the experienced diver.

       

Adventure & Sport

South Africa in particular offers a wide range of sport, adventure and adrenaline seeking activities. These activities are both on land, in the water and in the air.

Family

Kaapstad.org/Akho Africa Tours and Safaris offers tailor made programs for families with kids of all ages. Safari in malari free areas is not a problem and many safari lodges offer 'cub programmes'.

Specials

A wide range of discounted itineraries and accommodation throughout the year. 'Winter' specials for South Africa are usually last minute, please contact us for more information.

Incentives

We offer companies attractive incentive programs. Due to the wide variety and versatile accommodation, South Africa is by far the best destination to enjoy a carefree incentive.

       

Disabled travel

Travelling in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana and Namibia) is perfectly possible for wheel chair users and seniors travellers. Kaapstad.org can organize this in all comfort. Bare in mind that hotels offer a limited amount of wheel chair friendly rooms.

Car & Mobilehome

We offer the best rental price possible for both rental cars, from standard vehicles, fully grown 4x4 and luxury cars. As for mobile homes we offer both up to 6-sleepers as well as fully equipped 4x4 safari campers suitable for South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Mozambique.

Air charters

Kaapstad.org offers private air charters (airplane, helicopter and hot air balloons) for leisure and business travellers. We also offer scheduled charter flights to popular safari destinations in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. And yes, even sky-divers and microlight fanatics can enjoy the sky!

Travel by train

As time meandered from the 19th century towards the dawn of the new era, a dream was born to connect Cape Town with Cairo, a dream that was never to be. Explore South Africa in style and luxury with a steam locomotive! The Blue Train, Rovos Rail, the Namib Express to name some.

       

Travel packages

We offer both leisure and business travel packages on a self-drive and private guided basis as well as scheduled departures in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Malawi. For more information contact us.

 

Motorbike travel

Motorbike rental in South Africa is another way to explore this beautiful country. Popular bike types such as Harley Davidson, BMW and more are on offer, with or without driver. Itineraries can be arranged for both individual and group travel including trailer, accompanying vehicle and gear rental.

Wedding & Events

South Africa is a world class destination and is able to organise big and small events. We organise all your travel arrangements and even tickets to big events and that includes cultural and sports events throughout South Africa.

 

Wellness & Spa

What about a pamper safari or a complete spa wellness excursion throughout South Africa? We offer safaris which focus solely on wellness covering everything from physical ailments to food for the soul combined with luxury accommodation.

 

       

Best time to travel

More information per country and region when it is the best time to travel. Each season has something to offer.

South Africa per region

South Africa is a big country and has much to offer. Ideal information for travellers wanting to visit a specific region.

General info

General information per country, what to bring, how to pay, what to see...and if having any further questions, please do not hesitate to let us know!

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