ABOUT DESTINATION AFRICA

Think South Africa and the first things that come to mind are Nelson Mandela and safaris. However, the Rainbow Nation is much, much more than these icons. Often dubbed as the “world in one”, South Africa is packed to the hilt with amazing diversity to cater for every age, passion, style and adventure.


From romantic picnics in tranquil vineyards of the Winelands, taking the cableway to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking views of Cape Town, soaking in the magnificent scenery along the Garden Route coastal drive (voted 6th best in the world by CNN), watching giant whales frolic meters from the shoreline in Hermanus, teeing-off on a championship golf course with a giraffe for company, and of course the heart-thumping first eye-to-eye encounter with a majestic lion, we defy you to ever get bored here.


With so many awesome must-dos on offer, it is surprising not to find a single travel agency in Scandinavia dedicated to South Africa. Sure, there are many who sell holidays to Africa (as well as other parts of the world). But to know which estates produces the best terroir wines, how to play at a ‘members-only’ club, where to find the elusive black leopard and when to witness the surreal ‘moon bow’ at night, you need a super-specialist on South Africa. An insider, with in-depth knowledge and local resources to explore the real gems that this country has to offer. Provided you are willing to take a closer look.


Enter Destination Africa. Hours of brainstorming, countless cups of coffee, and meticulous planning between South Africa’s foremost inbound tour operator, Scott Edkins, and Norway’s premier vacation specialist to sun destinations, Rune Engstrøm, led to setting up of the first South African travel company exclusively for the Scandinavian market in February 2014. With 17+ years of expertise in South Africa’s most popular tourist hotspot, the Western Cape and two decades of understanding niche preferences of Scandinavian travelers, Destination Africa is for those seeking the authentic South African flavor.


From the moment your land in to your return flight home, you will discover why discerning travelers from all over the world trust our on-ground services for lodging, transfers, guided excursions, gastronomy and virtually every logistical aspect of their tour in South Africa since 1996. Our resident insiders have visited every destination we recommend and continue to update themselves for you to enjoy the best value-added services, access off-limit venues and indulge in well-preserved local secrets.


We work only through registered travel agents and operators on a B2B model. Our representation in Oslo will guarantee your most memorable vacation ever in and around the Cape region, while also serving across South Africa through our partners in Durban, Limpopo and Johannesburg.